Thursday, January 10, 2008

Eat Cake...on Henry's Birthday

We celebrated Henry’s 4th birthday today amidst chaos and excitement. The girls and I decided months ago to throw Henry a Diego party (that’s Dora the Explorer’s cousin for those who don’t know). I bought the cake pan, icing colors, paper plates and most of the gifts were centered around a Diego theme, complete with two “Rescue Packs” and a “Video Watch.” Those are Diego’s super-duper tools that help him rescue animals from the rain forest…

So…I have been sick for the last two days and have not felt like doing anything, let alone make a Diego cake that required at least 20 color changes and was WAY more work than any cake I’ve ever made. I think there’s something seriously wrong with me. Why do I set myself up for these things…specifically, why do I spend ALL day on a cake that will be consumed in 10 minutes? Why do I put so much work into a cake for a boy that eats cake off the counter by the fist-full (yes, he did that yesterday to the first cake, a failed attempt) and carefully licks scalloped edges off a completed cake (yes, he did that too…today)? It’s anyone’s guess…

Anyway, Henry had a good day. Addy was in charge of games and crafts and she did some fun stuff with Kate and Henry. Henry loved all his toys and was SO excited to open his gifts. I think he’s more intrigued by unveiling the surprise than with actually acquiring new things. Weird.

So, about the Diego cake….don’t look too closely. Yes, it took me all day, but it has MANY errors. I call him “special needs Diego.” He has some sort of weird skin color variation on his face and I think his fingers are upside down. Oh well….Henry thought he was great and I cut that rescue pack strap right out of the middle of his body for Henry to eat…he also ate the video watch. It’s great to be four.








The Resue Pack!


2 comments:

Maggie said...

You built that cake muy bien!

I love what I can see of your house. The watercolors are gorgeous and I like the curtains.

Amy and Gang said...

Love, love that "cheeser" shot of Henry. Sort of capsilizes how every kid pretty much feels on thier birthday. He's losing his "baby" looks. Happy B-day, cute-Henry!