Friday, April 6, 2012

Baking my own birthday cake

Because that's what you do when you have kids. I even let them choose the flavor and decorations.



For the first year in many years, I had a birthday that actually felt like mine, not just a day given over to the kids. Each year, it seems that my children can sense the shift in attention, and they either act out, get sick, or I get sick, making the day wholly not about me. This year, I entered in with extremely low expectations and I was rewarded with a lovely day. I spent the afternoon baking a cake with my two older kids, then we ate it at home before my husband and I headed off to a grown up dinner.


If you missed it, check out the grown-up party I threw myself!





They are just pretending to lick the cake. Although was pretty close!



I link to these awesome parties:
Sunday: I Heart NaptimeNifty Thrifty ThingsInspired HoneybeeDelectable HomeIt's Overflowing  Monday: Between Naps on the PorchSumo's Sweet StuffThrifty Decor ChickAlderberry HillDebbie Doo'sHome Stories A to ZHome Savvy AtoZ , Evolution of Style Tuesday: Coastal CharmNest for LessTip JunkieMy Uncommon Slice of SuburbiaCarolyn's HomeworkMade in a DayOur Delightful HomeA Bowl Full of LemonsGet Your Craft OnKurtz Corner , Organize and DecorateNatural Nesters, Uncommon Designs Wednesday: Savvy Southern StyleMommy SolutionsPower of PaintNewlyweds Recipe LinkySouthern Lovely , Home Happy Home, Crafty Sasse Wednesday, Grateful Belly Thursday: The Shabby Creek CottageMade in a DayHouse of Hepworthsthe 36th Avenue , Bloggeritaville Craft, Scrappy, Happy52 Mantels Friday: One Artsy MamaSerenity NowTatertots and JelloThe Shabby NestThirty Handmade DaysAddicted 2 DecoratingFunky Junk InteriorsFinancial FridayFurniture FridayAt the Picket FenceThe Rooster and the Hen

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23 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it's so cute! i love the color!
my son and i share the same birthday, so i always say his cake is mine, too. :)

Jean @ Flower Hill said...

It's so nice that you had a day that was about "you'!

Mrs. Blanton said...

Looks like a great way to celebrate.
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Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

Very cool. And happy belated birthday!!

Kim Wilson said...

Looks like you all had a fun family time! (I'm getting hungry staring at that cake!YUM!) Happy Birthday! :)
~ KIM @ Sand & Sisal

Bliss said...

I say let them lick cake!

One year I had a birthday party for myself and invited all my 10 year old daughters friends because she didn't want to have a pool party on my birthday which happened to be the only available day. They were each required to make a homemade birthday card for me. It was my best birthday ever!

~Bliss~

Candice Moretti said...

That cake is precious and so are the photos. Have a wonderful weekend!

Chelsea @ {twotwentyone} said...

Happy Birthday! The cake is so pretty! I love the color. Sounds like you had a great birthday!

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

Happy B-Day, girlie!!! Yum...

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Looks delish! Good for you -- hope it was a wonderful celebration!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Happy Birthday to one of my favorite bloggers ever! You look beautiful! Just stunning! And such a lovely family resides in your amazingly lovely home ...

:)

Linda

Kelly @ View Along the Way said...

Happy birthday!! :)

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

Your family is beautiful. I am so glad you got a special night out =) All the kids are gorgeous, your daughter is a little stunner. Daddy better lock her up in that office/tower ;) lol.

You and your hubby are a lovely couple! Happy Birthday (week!)

momto8 said...

what delicious fun!
Happy birthday!

Karen At Home said...

Beautiful pictures of your family! Happy Birthdsy!!!

Amy - while wearing heels said...

First, I love that you and your son are so well coordinated. Second, that icing coloring is beautiful. Did you make that? What am I asking, of course you did...right?

Emily said...

Beautiful color!!!

SSM said...

Hello Jessica,

Were you going for Tiffany blue?

Looks great.

I prefer the cakes that are made for you persnally and butter cream all the way!

Enjoy this beautiful weekend.

Cheers!

Sherry said...

Jessica, I'm glad you had a chance to enjoy your b'day. Have a wonderful Easter!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

So fun! I can't believe you actually got a picture with all 3 kids look at the camera. :)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Belated birthday pretty girl! Your cuties are too adorable! May God bless you and your beautiful family this EASTER SUNDAY! Lots of hugs and thank you for your sweet visit, I loved what you said about the Lladro girl!
FABBY

Jessie said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you, pretty mommy! Your children are so beautiful!
I am glad you had a lovely birthday celebration.

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

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