Sunday, August 10, 2014

Avery's 9th Birthday and TARDIS

Last weekend marked Avery's 9th birthday. She decided she wanted a "Dr. Who" theme for her party. After much discussion, we decided to make a "TARDIS" birthday cake. Now, just a few weeks ago, I had never heard the word "TARDIS". I had to do some investigating. Here is Wiki's definition:

The TARDIS (/ˈtɑːdɪs/; Time and Relative Dimension in Space) is a time machine and spacecraft in the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who A properly maintained and piloted TARDIS can transport its occupants to any point in time and any place in the universe. The interior of a TARDIS is much larger than its exterior, which can blend in with its surroundings using the ship's "chameleon circuit". In the series, the Doctor pilots an apparently unreliable, obsolete Type 40, Mark 1 TARDIS. Its chameleon circuit is broken, leaving it stuck in the shape of a 1960s-style London police box after a visit to London in 1963. Although "TARDIS" is a type of craft rather than a specific one, the Doctor's TARDIS is usually referred to as "the" TARDIS or, in some of the earlier serials, just as "the ship", "the blue box", "the capsule" or "the police box". 

There you go. Everything you ever wanted to know about the TARDIS.

On Saturday, Sam and I spent pretty much the whole day making this cake. And it really turned out pretty good! My first time for fondant!
The TARDIS cake!
Happy birthday to you!
They didn't believe we "made" the cake!
She blew out all 9 candles! (Applause!!)
Aunt Jess arrived fresh from a photo shoot where she had her eyes "done" by a make up artist. So beautiful!
This one found some fire trucks to play with.
It is tradition that the birthday person read her card before opening the gift. Much to the boredom of her audience. I love the looks on these kids' faces!
Ooops! She's losing them!
At last! Now she's got their attention. What is it?!
I love the look on the little girl's face next to Avery. The present was some sort of doll. The boys were like "so?"
This is when Avery's dad went to get her big surprise! It was all very exciting.
You can't see very well, but the big surprise was a hamster. He is black and white.

Happy birthday, sweet Avery!