Today I went shopping for MC's birthday present and party supplies. I bought about half of it earlier and took full advantage of time alone to get the rest.
Early on I decided that I would make the boys' birthday cakes. Of course when I made this decision, I only had one child. And yes, it's a great accomplishment and the boys love it (seeing me, once again, meet their special requests). I must admit, I have begun to secretly dread thinking about making the cakes. It's not hard just very time consuming. Each year they request a different character. I think this adds to the challenge.
For JB's past birthday I decided to order a cake and was very disappointed! That just confirmed that I should suck it up and carry on my tradition. MC has requested a Lightning McQueen cake. I'm just praying that it won't take as long as the Spiderman cake I did 2 years ago. Decorating alone took 4 hours!