Thursday, October 21, 2010

Taylor Turned Seven! (Oh so many photos, be warned.)

I wanted to take a moment to blog about Taylor’s birthday.  It was last week on the 12th.  We did some fun things.  A couple weeks before his birthday, Kevin and I took he and Sam to a fun place called Cornbellys.  It’s a corn maze, but also has all kinds of fun, fall outdoor activities.  Get ready for pictures!



For some reason, this day was the hottest I have felt since we moved to Utah.  The temps were in the mid 80’s, but it was so hot.  I think I just didn’t really do that much outside during the summer.


Here was a giant room full of about a foot of corn.  Kids sure thought that was fun. 





Look how dirty Taylor is, that’s from playing in the corn room.  That’s some dusty stuff.


There is a kid’s corn maze (which is what we did with the boys) and a giant one that takes over an hour to get through, which we did not do.

One of Taylor’s favorite things about all of Cornbellys was pumpkin tetherball.  (Parker and Taylor LOVE tetherball.  We just recently bought one and attached it to an old basketball pole.  They play it every moment they can.)



While this big guy looked cool, it was a bit more than Taylor wanted to do.  Kids could walk all through the creature and be scared, it was pitch dark inside.  This is as far as Taylor went.



This was about the bumpiest little train/hayride I have ever been on.  It really hurt the insides.



Go cart rides.








This place is kid-lovin’ heaven!




We went to Cornbellys on October 1.  Taylor’s birthday is October 12.  He could hardly stand the wait for the day to come.  When he got home from school, his first surprise was hiding all around the house and he had to go find them in different rooms.


Kevin has got the boys all loving Gatorade (which I personally think it yucky).  But now for their birthdays they always want their own stash of it.  So each drink was hidden throughout the house.

Taylor loves Playmobil.




The candy loot photo.  The boys also get a few of their favorite treats for their birthday.


For dinner, Taylor chose to go to Golden Corral.  Every one ate their hearts out.  Sam is so funny, at one point during dinner, which he only ate a good sized plateful of strawberries and two ice cream cones.  While he was eating the last of his second cone he said, “I love this place!  It’s like a fairy tale.”  He’s so funny.  (GC isn’t really my idea of a fairy tale.)

Everyone filled up some much on dinner and dessert and we still had plans for the boys to each frost their own cake at home.  (That’s what Taylor wanted to do.)  He chose banana cake and I used this recipe that seems to have become a perfect go-to banana cake (it’s Dorie’s Lots-of-Ways Banana Cake).  I made Taylor his own six inch round cake and the other three boys got their own four inch cake.   So while everyone was full from dinner, they had fun frosting and decorating their cakes.  I made a cream cheese frosting and it was all about sprinkles, sprinkles, sprinkles.  Fun!

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Lately Taylor has been saying he wants to be a chef when he grows up.  He loves cooking/baking in the kitchen.

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Even after Golden Corral, Scott ate his entire cake.  No one else even took a bite because they were so full.


Here’s Taylor’s final masterpiece cake.  Happy Birthday, Taylor.  We love you.  You have a great sense of humor, a fun laugh and we are so happy you are part of our family!



♥peachkins♥ said...

I wish there's Cornbelly's here. I am so envious looking at all your photos..

Beth said...

What an amazing birthday! When my girls were little, we used to take them to a farm like that every year, and they loved the corn maze and building scarecrows. And we went through many years of Playmobil gifts! Happy birthday to Taylor.

Lisa Ernst said...

It dawned on me what I really like about Cornbelly's is that its "old fashioned" low tech fun. Glad there are places like this and that you all had such a good time.

Unknown said...

I love that corn room! Also happy birthday Taylor.

CindyD said...

Just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed this post and the previous one. And we ate at Golden Corral tonight. It was good except for the man who wanted to talk to everyone around him.

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday Taylor!! Looks like he had an awesome birthday :D

Kerstin said...

Awww, happy birthday to Taylor! Looks like you had the perfect celebration - what a cool idea to frost their own cakes :)

Valerie said...

So much fun!!!!

Megan said...

What a fantastic birthday celebration. You really went all out for him - I hope he had a great time!

Great idea for the cakes, too. A bit healthier than a chocolate covered chocolate cake with chocolate ice cream.

Oh wait, that's for my birthday.