Our birthday celebration week has ended! The birthday boys woke on their special day to streamers hanging in their doorway (I now made a permanent one out of ribbons to avoid last minute cutting of crepe paper the night before a birthday). Seeing as their birthday party wasn't until the end of the week we tried to make their day memorable with a special meal on each birthday and rented a movie. Their Grandparents came down to spend the weekend with us which the children all looked forward to. Friday night we had a nice party with all of the Grandparents, Great-Grandpa and my sister and her family.
This year I only made one birthday cake and thankfully all three could agree upon one! For some reason I started letting the boys pick out what birthday cake I make and that isn't always the best idea. They do have fun looking at designs and get excited when I begin to bake and assemble their special cake. This year I found a fairly simple castle cake that I convinced them to select and it turned out pretty well. Pete and Re-Pete picked a pumpkin cake (one for the flavor and the other for the color) and I filled it with a yummy cream cheese/pumpkin/whipped topping filling. My frosting is always a point of contention for me and I have yet to find the perfect not-too-sweet recipe to use for decorating so that didn't turn out as planned but the boys enjoyed it and it was pretty tasty too.
Now comes a nice rest from all of the celebrating. But the sorting through of toys to make room for new ones needs to begin! Too many toys!!!