Monday, June 07, 2010

A wish is a dream your heart makes when it's busy thinking about cake

Oh, hey there, internet. What's happening?

What's happening with me? That's so nice of you to ask.

Let's see.... My kids both had birthdays in the last couple of months, but did I blog about it? Noooo. So let's make up for lost time, shall we?
Chicky turned five, FIVE, had a pirate-themed party at home where I made the cake...

Idea for the cake courtesy of Fairly Odd Mother
Made with my own two hands.

and we invited 16 of her closest friends, thereby cementing my desire to never have an at-home birthday with that many children ever again. Not that the children were not lovely and well behaved, because they were, but because my poor, weak heart can't take that kind of pressure again. And as we all know, it's all about me and my poor, weak heart. Wishes of adorable preschoolers be damned!

And speaking of preschoolers, Chicky no longer fits into that category. She, as she loves to tell everyone who will listen, graduated and is on her way to kindergarten in the fall. Or next week. She has a questionable grasp of time.

CC, on the other hand, has one more year before she can start preschool as she only just turned two, TWO, last week.

I am happy to note that after her most recent well visit she is now on the growth charts and is nice, healthy and average sized... for an 18 month old child. S'alright though, because what she doesn't have in size, she makes up for in sheer will and attitude.

She is a blur, constant motion, and I am unable to take a decent picture of her because even those super powerful, state of the art cameras that wildlife photographers use aren't fast enough to catch this child. She runs, she jumps, she climbs like a monkey. She has no fear, except of loud noises, and I can't get anything accomplished because I always have to have one eye on her, lest she find a new and interesting way to cause bodily harm to herself.

She is, in a word, awesome.

They're both awesome. And they both deserve their own post. I should get on that.

But until then, I will go remove the tiny Playmobil toy from CC's mouth. Again.


d e v a n said...

AWESOME pictures and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your babies!

Issa said...

Happy birthday to both of your girls.

Love the photos. :)

Dude, playmobile toys taste awesome. At least I'm convinced my son thinks so.

Chibi Jeebs said...

OMG, that picture of CC! *dies from the cute* Happy belated birthdays to your girls. :)

SciFi Dad said...

She lives!

And she bears cute baby photos!

Happy Birthday Chicky Chicky Babies!

(And no, I'm not hopped up on the meth, regardless of how many exclamation points I use.)

Ericka said...

wow! great job on the cakes - they look awesome!

and happy birthday to your girls. the time does fly - and i'm sure that cc will try to as soon as she can climb high enough. ;-)

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Aw, love those cakes! Glad to have given you inspiration!

That photo of CC is tooooo cute! She's grown up so much since I saw her last (sob!). Can't wait to see the girls again soon.

Irrational Dad said...

Happy Birthdays!!!! Awesome cakes... I want some... Now.

petite gourmand said...

Happy double b-day!
and what a cake!!
I'm impressed.

mel said...

that picture of CC is awesome. The way you describe her reminds me so much of my Rory. Happy Birthday to both your chickanellas.

Lisse said...

That picture of CC is going to be one you show to her future husband some day. Definately a keeper!

karengreeners said...

Cake - awesome.
Kids - freakin adorable.
Second child - put on this earth to do us in.

Anonymous said...

Ok, so I just found your blog (I know, where have I been, right?) but I am hooked. And that picture of your youngest daughter? It has brightened my day every time I see it (and not in a weird way - I have a little girl of my own who is just as animated so I can relate). Thanks for posting!

P.S. um, that might be the coolest cake I've ever seen. I aspire!

Anonymous said...

That pirate cake is awesome - I'm super impressed. And good grief, your kids are completely adorable! Great photos!


Lisa said...

Holy crap, CC is two?? I've been reading since you were pregnant with her. That's insane. Kudos on the cake, you're a domestic goddess!

kittenpie said...

Happy birthday, girlies!

May I say you are the awesomest yourself, with that pirate cake? Holy crap, that looks good!

And CC reminds me of you, only, you know, smaller.

Debbbie, i obsess said...

Golly. What a lovely grown-up girl Chicky is. And how is CC two? TWO?


p.s. So stealing the cake idea, iffen I may. ?? !! ..

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WorkingMom said...

That pirate cake rocks, as does the look on CC's face! Seems like a lot of us have had life happening in between posts - glad to see you back!

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Cindy said...

Wow, The way you describe her reminds me so much of my Rory. Happy Birthday to both your Chickasaws. anyway thanx for the tips.

Carry said...

Happy BirthDay! I just love the pirate cake. Yummy!!

unicornleather said...

Hello Tania,
Can you email me please on I would like to ask you for your permission to use your photo of the lab with the marrow bone who, I understand, has now sadly passed away?
It is to be included in my new catalogue as an advert for marrow bones, which I sell. He looks so happy and contented in that picture.

It is your copyright and I therefore repsect your wishes whatever you decide.
I am so sorry for your loss,we have 2 dogs, (lab x staffy and a jack russell). We did have 3 dogs but lost one (whippet x jack russell lurcher) in March, she was only 11 going on 3!
She had cancer in her Urethra.She was active right to the end and the impression of the vet putting her down here at home haunts me every night.I was so upset at losing her, it's like losing one of the family.My dad died a month before that and I broke up from my girlfriend at the same time after I found her cheating on me, so bad time all round!
Please let me know if you agree to me using your photo, it would be seen by many in the catalogue and I can send you a copy of it.
Many thanks, Austin
in Surrey, England

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