Corynn and Judah went ahead and turned another year older on September 2nd, though I have repeatedly warned them that they should slow down on that sort of thing.
Judah loves bisons so I knew I wanted to try to make him a bison head cake. It looked more like a baby bison, with a face only a mother would love, but when candles were being blown out and everyone was encouraging him to "hurry up, hurry up!" and he said "No wait! I just want to look at it some more..." I knew it had been a success.
Corynn requested an old-fashioned peanut butter cake and I assumed she wanted it decorated like the photo on the recipe-with just a few nuts sprinkled on top. Until she said- a few hours beforehand- that she had wanted me to surprise her! ACK! Well, I scrounged around for a squirrel and tried (and failed!) to make a chocolate tree trunk to hold a bunch of hoarded nuts. When that failed- she got a squirrel plunked in a corner. (wow.) She's a good sport though. And it WAS delicious- which is the most important thing.
I laughed when I heard their birthday dinner requests:
sausage- both link AND patty.
home-fries with LOTS of sauteed onions and tomatoes and fried cheese.
tomato, cucumber, mozzarella, basil and balsamic vinegar salad.
Pretty eclectic palate, but I didn't hear complaints from anyone at all.
Among other gifts, Judah got a pretty amazing handmade bison bag from Aunt Holly which he rarely is without and I crocheted up a birthday hat for Corynn pretty quickly using a yarn that has favorite colors in it. Since she is my hat girl, I hope to see it often.
(BONUS: When I have a project to put on ravelry, Corynn poses as HERSELF and not in a disguise and with genuine smile to boot! Reason alone to make her yarn projects!)