Monday, September 18, 2006

3rd Birthday

DS turned 3 on Sunday. I just can hardly believe it's been 3 years since he came into our lives. I remember thinking how strange it was to have another being in the house after being just a couple. I spent ages staring at him in his cot just trying to get into my head the fact he existed, that he is a mixture of DH and I.

He's such a precious gift. Oh of course he knows how to stretch my patience to the limit! If there is anyone who can "press my buttons" it is him! But I tell you ... what they say about mother bears and their offspring applies to humans too. If you hurt my kid - be prepared to die. I can't imagine our life without him now.

There is a lot I could write about him. How today he told me he had a puppy at home that was blue and "covered all over with spots". How he thinks the letter "T" belongs to him because his name starts with "T". When I'm typing he tells me, "Don't touch my name!".

I could go on, but instead I'll share some photos of him and his birthday cake. DS is obsessed with power tools. I asked him if he wanted a digger cake or a chainsaw cake. Mistake #1. Of course he chose the more difficult option! Note to self: When giving choices to children, make sure they are reasonable! LOL! Still I think it turned out fine, and it tasted good too. His look of delight when I showed it to him was reward in itself.

13 comments:

  1. Wow love the cake Penny!!! You made it look easy!!! Nice to read about your DS in this post.

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  2. Penny ... amazing cake! (And I was pleased with myself because I *iced* Ken's birthday cake LOL)
    PS. And Ken admired your chainsaw ... love the two photos showing the details ... and said, he'd like a digger next year. I think I'm going to be coming to you for advice!!

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  3. Wow Penny. what an awesome cake. and your DS looks so chuffed with it. What a honey.

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  4. Definitely an awesome cake - well done on that huge effort!

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  5. wow cool cake Penny

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  6. Happy birthday to him. What am amazing cake!! Well done you!! Nice to know someone else's three year old is driving them mad (good thing they have that cute thing going)

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  7. Loving that chainsaw cake - very cool

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  8. That cake is awesome! Happy Birthday, Tim. Such a big boy.

    Oh, and the letter "T" belongs to me. It was the first letter of my name first. LOL!

    BTW - I LOVE the swirls in your header. Where did you get those ones?

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  9. That is such an amazing cake! WTG. Isn't it amazing how we can love our children no matter what?!

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  10. Tami - sorry I can't remember! I'll PM you some more that I found though...

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  11. Awesome cake - and so cool that you've written down about "don't touch my name" - believe me even though you think you'll remember that stuff forever you won't, so to have it written down is great

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  12. happy birthday to tim!! i can't believe he's 3 already either. all of these kiddos are growing up way too fast.
    i think you did an awesome job on the cake. what a cool mama you are. :)

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  13. Thats what I call cake. Hey love your library challenge will update my blog to reflect me latest read:)

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