All three of our kids have August birthdays. It is so hard to keep up with it all. I made the mistake of creating a cake tradition, and it must live on. So to keep it simple(if you can call it that) here is how our birthday cake tradition went this year.
"Hey, kids come pick out a small cake that mom can make for our cake and icecream party."
"What part about small did you miss?"
"3 cakes in one day is a lot, so lets keep them small."
This is when I got those looks like WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? They have never been small before, so why now?
Once we went back and forth, they all seemed satisfied except for Stella bean.
I couldn't listen to her go back and forth any longer so I chose, and incorporated some of her ideas, and I have to admit that it is my fault that it turned out so big.
So this year our cake tradition consisted of:
One day to celebrate all.
With a few family and friends.
3 SMALL cakes. hmm mmm
3 happy birthday songs
3 times to blow out candles
SPECIAL SPECIAL SPECIAL for all.
Mr. Seven year old with his requested ninja turtle.
A cake fit for a queen with as many of her ideas as I could include. This girl can dream.
A train for the little boy who is in love with Thomas.
I will let the pictures tell the rest of his story.
I waited all day to see this train up close.
Why are all these people looking at me? I am getting concerned.
I am feeling the embarrassment. How should I handle this?
It's my party... and I will cry if I want too.
I have to give a shout out to Luanne who helped me make these cakes as beautiful as they are. Thanks Lu.