Thursday, May 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Little Bud

Today Little Bud is 4 years old!

I made him a Dirt Desert to take to pre-school tommorow.

First we got a package of Oreos...
Then we squished them to look like dirt...
Then we mixed an 8 ounce package of cream cheese, a cup of sugar and 1/2 of a stick fo butter together...
Then we mixed a package of vanilla pudding according to package...

THEN... folded a tub of Cool Whip into the pudding
Then we folded the pudding/Cool Whip in with the cream cheese/sugar/butter. And then...this is the cute part...we washed out a new dump truck to display the dirt desert it. I did line the truck bed with plastic wrap just in case of lead. Little Bud goes to a preschool for children with behavioral problems and the last thing they need is lead poisoning (last thing anyone needs really!). Little Bud doesn't have behavioral problems but he does have some pretty significant developmental delays and there is no program for children with physical or developmental delays in our area. There used to be, but with funding cuts, the program was forced to close. They just opened two new Methadone clinics though. Ok, sorry I'm getting down from my soap box. What was I saying?...Oh yeah, the dump truck...I put down one layer of "dirt" and then the pudding mix, dirt, pudding and then the rest of the dirt...

Then we added some gummy worms and a little shovel. HOW CUTE IS THAT!

I also made a little sticker for the door with his name on it.

Happy Birthday Little Bud!
Love ya!

Smiles from the farm,


  1. How clever and cool that you did that! I love oreos, but wow that looks too realistic for me to crave a big mouthful... Hope your little man has a very happy birthday!

  2. That is very cute. I would so make that for my little bud if he wasn't 24...wait I bet he would still like it.
    Happy Birthday Little Bud!

  3. Oh, yum! That looks good even without Peanuts. :) Come to think of it, I bet you could make one with Peanutbutter cookies. :) Very, very cute idea! Happy Birthday little Bud!

  4. What a fabulous idea!! You are on to something....I've made many dirt cakes before, but always in a flower pot with a garden shovel..... this takes it up a notch.. it would be cute in a beach pail, too, for the girly girls who don't want a truck...

  5. Happy Birthday to your gosh he is cute! LOve the dessert, what a clever idea. Looks yummy, too. Hope things on the farm are great. Have a wonderful day today! Hugs, Kathleen

  6. Happy Birthday to your son.
    Nice desert, =)
    I like to see the chicken.