I wanted to show you the few things I did for Baby Boy's fifth birthday in October and somehow time has flown by and here we are mid-November already.
Our littlest guy had not one, but three celebrations for his birthday! MADNESS I tell you. Excessive madness! LOL
|Little Man made his brother a sign for the entrance way|
The first was his "family birthday" party where I think I disappointed my nephew with my lack of handmade goodness in the treat bag. I have to say, I felt both badly and incredibly honoured when he said, "What's the thing you made this year? I always like the thing you make the best." And then he proceeded to list off the things I'd made in the past and I'm pretty sure he thought the cookies I'd made this time just weren't up to snuff. One of my nieces had apparently been wondering on the drive out what kind of thing I'd have made them too.
So from here on in, I hereby declare that Auntie Sarah will stop being so lame and figure out something good to make for my lovely crew of nieces and nephews! (Really, I just couldn't come up with a good idea and then ran out of time. No excuse really.)
Anyways. Baby Boy is crazy about dolphins. Specifically crazy about the dolphins Winter and Hope of the Dolphin Tale movie fame. We had got a second hand book about Winter last year and he immediately became obsessed. Playing Winter and Hope, talking about them, drawing pictures of them, telling us great epic stories about them... So naturally a dolphin theme was what he wanted when birthday party planning rolled around.
For his family party I made a dolphin shaped cake and the aforementioned cookies.
|Dolphin cake #1|
|Dolphin sugar cookies - still working on my Royal Icing technique|
A couple of days later we had his actual birthday, which required another cake and the traditional birthday crown. I love that the little guys enjoy the birthday crowns still. I never guessed when I made the first one for Little Man's first birthday that it would become a yearly tradition.
|Dolphin cake #2|
|What a guy! I can't believe he's already five!!!|
|Dolphin cake #3|
|Help kids! I need a tail!!!|