We began our day at the Safari Park, where my little Birthday Boy was for some odd reason very timid and wouldn’t ride anything! For lunch my sister and I took the kids to Joe’s Crab Shack because we thought the kids would enjoy the playground. It was a perfect, slightly chilly Texas day! The waiter came out with Mexican hats and a costume which Little Jason would not put on, but he did have fun doing the Mexican Hat Dance with the other kids.
I brought them home and put the kids down for a quiet time while I prepared things for his simple party. He is very sporadic with his eating so after much deliberation on what to cook for his favorite meal, I went with sopa. I figured since the girls had requested it for their birthdays then he would at least think it was special!
I had trouble with the cake. In my haste I failed to put the two sides together that are matched so icing it became a problem. Oh well, I just slapped it on there the best I could. I have yet to make a shaped cake for a birthday. I could probably pull off an easy one, but the thought of the kids requesting shapes for every birthday sends me back to making a basic round cake! Hey, it still tastes good!
Oh and remember how I went to the store to buy his candle and came home with a number 1? I never did make it back to the store so I looked through my stash hoping to find three stray candles. Lo and behold I found this number 3 candle! Somehow in my subconscious I must have known it was there! Ha ha!
And the part they had all been waiting for–presents! I think they all had a great day. Still, I just can’t believe he is three, sniff!
Amazing… I remain astounded that time seems to be going by so fast… Looks like a fun day all in all, even if he didn’t feel like getting dressed up, going on a the rides etc.
I am so glad I came across your post. I can relate to the purchasing the wrong candle. I once accidently purchased the Spanish birthday car instead of the English (and no, I do not speak Spanish and the little girl who it was for did not either). I cannot get a cake to sit straight either, and sometimes I feel the pressure for other moms who have those magnificent cakes for their kiddos. It is nice to know there is a mother out there who shares in the same conundrums of motherhood. Though, candle and cake aside, it looks like you had a magnificent time and made wonderful memories. Cherish the time and the memories.
Dr Momi says
Happy Birthday to Jason….he’ll LOVE his bubble mower!
Patti (PJ) says
Hey Gal! He is so cute! Don’t start sniffing now, you’ll be all sniffed out by the time he graduates high school! LOL!
Isn’t is funny how carefully we plan for the 1st child’s special moment but when #3  come along, let’s see what we have in the drawer that we can use!
Happy birthday to your son, I wish him a long healthy, wealthy and happy life.
Awww – Happy Birthday Little J.
That picture of the cake has my mouth watering for frosting now.
Mama P says
Happy Birthday to Little Jason!
Terri's Little Haven says
Awww what a cute Birthday boy. 3 is such a fun age for kids. I have two grand-daughters that are 3. I love your photos, AND your cake. It’s special because you made it. I wish Abby didn’t want to ride so many rides we thankfully they won’t let her ride all of the ones she wants to at the fairs. She is a daredevil, terrifies me. I know your son will love his bubble mower, they are fun!
Happy Birthday to Jason!!!
That cake looks delicious! I don’t do special cakes either. My MIL is great at cake art, so she usually offers to do the cakes. My kids love to help!
a very happy birthday to your sweet boy! i know its bittersweet.. my youngest turned 3 in july… but just think! in a matter of weeks you get to cuddle a sweet brand-new one in your arms! 🙂
My two youngest sons are the same way. One of them wouldn’t even eat his own birthday cake!
But don’t worry – before you know it, he’ll be WAY too interested in doing all that wild and crazy daredevil stuff that boys do! The same one who wouldn’t eat his birthday cake is now an absolutely fearless 8 year old.
Happy birthday Jason!
Susan Evans says
Shaped cakes are just as easy as plain cakes. You just cut it, throw it down, and ice it. If you add candy embellishments, you will feel like an awesome mom. Or plain cakes are good, too… I just think you would feel happy if you did a shaped cake because they’re not that hard if you have the pattern of how to cut it.