When Elizabeth and Dorothy were little we began a tradition. They are only a year apart and we decided that trying to plan a big party every year for both of them was going to be way to much, so we decided that even years, starting at 4, were friend parties. The odd years are family parties and birthday trips.
So, yesterday I murdered another cake – I had to throw the first one away and start fresh, baking a whole new cake. Even then it didn’t go right and I had to prop it up in the back and only decorate the front. My theory on this, because in the past I have done much harder cakes with few or no problems, is that making crazy cakes with a new baby is HARD – can’t create and hold baby at the same time…. Anyway, here is a photo of the ‘good’ side of the cake. Elizabteh wanted a purse cake, all pink and girly.
We had fun playing some cool little partying games, and then the best part for Lizard came.
Finally we had the blowing of the candles – boy that is a lot of candles! I don’t think I will let her grow up anymore, the candles alone might burn down the house. 😉
Things got pretty funny during cake eating. Earlier at dinner Jacob had his face in his plate licking up ketchup or whatever was on there. Paul, very nonchalantly, reached over and gently pushed his face entirely into the plate. The result was an adorable squeal from Jacob, red nose and forhead and mauch laughter. Dad decided that the birthday girl needed the same loving caring treatment.
What a hoot! And here is Jacob once again, daring to lick his plate, or the food on his plate as the case may be. He frequently has dillusions of being a dog, which is adorably hillarious.
We are all excited for Elizabeth’s birthday trip on Saturday. Rain or shine we are headed to the coast – specifically to Tillamook Cheese Factory. Mmmmmmmm 🙂