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. ;-)