Last week A turned eight. Do you know what that means? It means that we have a baptism coming up very soon. Soon, as in, New Year’s Eve soon!
Yes, we’re slightly crazy but we are trying to accommodate for a certain sister of Anthony’s who will be in town. Except that she informed me the other day that she may leave before that day.
Um, all I can say is, she better not!! She made a fuss about us doing it while she’s here (along with her husband and kids) and New Year’s Eve isn’t exactly ideal for us so… Penny, you’re not goin’ anywhere, my friend!! ;)
A woke on her birthday to the breakfast of her choice…
They choose sugary cereals as a ‘special breakfast’ because we don’t keep it on hand very often.
Her party was the following night and we all had a lot of fun. There were several people that weren’t able to make it… WHAT THE HECK? Do they think it’s Christmas time or somethin’? Nobody’s busy or anything….
The kids decorated gingerbread houses. Not really, they were only graham cracker houses. I asked a couple of cousins of mine to help contribute to the candy assortment because this is usually a tradition we do with our kids all together at some point during the season. This year, the night it was planned, my kids were sick so we rescheduled for A’s party. It works!
Aren’t they beautiful?
On to the cake(s). THIS is the type of cake you get when you have a December birthday.
I tried to get her to celebrate in November, before all the festivities but she refused. Something about it not feeling like her birthday. Fair enough!
She blew all her candles out in one breath… several times. Gotta love trick candles! And all her cousins, siblings and friends helped out after the first three attempts. None of the adults wanted cake after that. I can’t imagine why.
Lucky for them, I had a backup plan! Besides, the first cake was WAY too small for everyone.
Cupcakes were served alongside the Peppermint Fudge ice cream. Ever tried it? I think it’s new, and delicious!!
And this is how C decided to consume his cupcake…
**Sigh** I just don’t know what to do with that boy! ~
I haven’t had a moment to interview A like I did for K, yet. It’s on my list! I’ll add it once it’s done. Holiday birthdays are so finicky!
For now, I just want to tell you that A is a special little gal. She really is. Fire and ice!! She’s a very stubborn and headstrong little thing. Sometimes she’s hard to reason with but I wouldn’t trade her for anything in the whole wide world.
A is beautiful inside and out. She made me a mom for the second time and for that, I am so grateful! I don’t know where I would be without her.
I love you B-Boat (Don’t ask)!