What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Monday, November 30, 2009

Let her eat cake, for goodness' sake

Finally getting around to posting some birthday pictures from my not-so-baby-anymore baby.

I never realized how much having a birthday near (or on) a holiday can really stink until this year. I was SO unmotivated to make a birthday cake when there were dozens of Thanksgiving pies to dig into and within the Thanksgiving day bustle of visiting family and such, nary a thought was given to our Miss Addie Mae.

I skipped the whole "decorate their cake however they want" tradition because:

1) She couldn't TELL me (and didn't care) how I should decorate the cake

2) Pumpkin pie

3) Cupcakes work for the whole "feeding themselves" thing

4) Pecan pie

5) I had just made THIS cake for Matt's Grams' birthday party:

Oh yeah, and....

6) Apple Pie

I planned to make normal cupcakes and decorate them with green frosting because her most favorite food these days are PEAS. But when I went into the cupboard, would you believe I didn't have any normal cupcake liners?!? I had EASTER EGG and STAR shaped foil liners that I had gotten 90% off at Target after Easter.

So even the whole PEA idea crashed and burned. The girl got Easter egg cupcakes on her Thanksgiving day birthday. I am pathetic. Except. NOT on Thanksgiving. No, we ate her cupcakes two days later.

So she got pathetic excuses for cake two days AFTER her birthday. Wow. I am a winner.

But I made her a party hat!!! Does that make me a better mother?!

And we sang to her almost everyday for a week. That's gotta count for something.

You know...I don't think she minded even a bit. She, after all, got to eat CAKE! (And just so you know--that cupcake LOOKS burned on bottom but it wasn't. Promise.)

And the obligatory cake-in-face shots:

Yep-I think she had a happy birthday. Despite it all. ;-)
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