Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cake and Presents

William's 6th birthday and first day of school has come and gone, and I must say he had a pretty good day. Any kid who gets off the bus and shouts "school was AWESOME!" must have had a great experience, no? He didn't really care for the fact that they made him run a lap around the playground at recess, but other than that he had a good time :)

After dinner we had cake

Checkerboard cake from the Cake Bible




and presents


William pestered me for this chalk rake ALL SUMMER


Lego Batman was the only thing he asked for


This was more for me, I always wanted one!

and a good time was had by all! One thing I dearly love about William? He didn't PESTER us every minute for his presents, he was very patient until it was time. One of my other children (cough - Evie) will nag you to death - and hop around - and drive you crazy with her excitement. Another thing I dearly love about him, he's genuinely happy with his gifts, and never looking for 'more'. William has always been very thoughtful with each one, he's never in a hurry to rip open the next package once one has been discarded. I realized one thing yesterday evening, though - Christmas with the four of them this year will be absolute CHAOS! Oy.

I do have one question, if anyone (Laura?) can answer this for me - how do cake bakers get their cakes to turn out so perfect? Or are these pictures photoshopped???

Image from Wilton.com

14 comments:

  1. I adore his sweet little face in those photos—particularly the second one.

    And if you'll check my archives and read the post about my rainbow-cake-baking experience for Ethan's birthday, you'll know that I have no business giving advice on the matter.

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  2. What a great birthday and cake!

    I just decided to only buy 3 gifts per kid this year. They are getting too many presents!

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  3. Glad his day went so well!!!! The pictures are GREAT! BTW, your cake looks pretty perfect to me!!! How do you even do that? Great job!

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  4. William sounds like a sweetheart. (Very busy, but a sweetheart.) I think your cake turned out beautifully! Don't you know that there is a whole legion of moms out there who buy store bought sheetcakes with crappy sugar frosting?
    You did great!

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  5. I love your cake!! I have always wanted to try to make one like it but always chicken out!!

    I love the look of pure happiness and excitment on his sweet face too!

    Thanks for sharing with us!

    ~Becca

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  6. Awww, your little guy sounds like mine when it comes to birthdays and presents and stuff. SO SWEET! I'm so glad he had a great first day of school and a great birthday! It's one he'll remember forever since it was a very important day in 2 ways!
    The cake looks AWESOME! : )

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  7. He's so cute, what a great kid!

    I'm impressed with your cake, I wouldn't even attempt a cake like that, it looks like too much work.

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  8. Hi, thanks for the comment and follow.

    Your checkerboard cake is very impressive! I'm with the reader above and wouldn't even attempt it! Well Done! What a sweetheart your wee man is...Happy Birthday!

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  9. That cake is awesome! Happy 6th Birthday to your little man!

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  10. I love that cake. How beautiful! His face was so cute in those pictures. He looks like a really happy little boy. I am glad he had a great birthday and good day at school!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  11. I also wanted to say, I was looking at your book montage and we have really similar books in common. I love Twilight, LOVE the Outlander series and of course Nora.

    Good choices ;-)

    XOXO
    Jen

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  12. Glad his first day of school was awesome...and it looks like he did well in the gift department too! Very happy boy!

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