Kevin's 5th birthday turned out to be fun despite a few set backs. He wanted a Thomas the Tank Engine party at the splash park. The first problem we had was that it cost too much to rent a pavilion there, so we had to just set up an awning (like a tent with no sides) on the grass. And, of course, it rained that day. Luckily, it was mostly just sprinkling.
The cake was a disaster. We had planned to shape it like a train, but I didn't buy enough cake mix and we ran out of time. Then "Junie B." knocked a can of icing out of the cabinet and it fell right in the middle of the cake! We did our best to cover the huge hole with icing, but it still looked bad. Then we decided to buy a Thomas the Tank Engine toy and place it over the hole. It worked! So we set the cake on a little table under the tent while the kids played.
Then disaster struck AGAIN. Despite the rain, it was a hot day. The cake began to melt. The Thomas train (which was battery operated and made sounds and talked) fell over backwards getting completely dunked in icing! The cake, though it looked horrible, was actually pretty good. In spite of everything, Kevin declared the party to be a success.