Friday, June 12, 2009

Candlelight And Cake (163/365)

2009 06 12 IMG_6284 
“Most of us can remember a time when a birthday - especially if it was one's own - brightened the world as if a second sun has risen.”

Robert Lynd (Irish Essayist and Journalist, 1879-1949)

TIME:  8;03 PM
PLACE:  The dining room
SUBJECT:  MonkeyBoy & his birthday cake

When this picture was taken, we were singing (quite off-key and it sounded like we were singing a funeral dirge!) "Happy Birthday" to MonkeyBoy.  I'm so glad the cake is hidden in the dark.  I ended up making the cake myself.  I took MB to the bakery to pick a cake out, but as we were looking at the available cakes, MB told me that what he really wanted was for me to make him a "plain cake", he did not want any of the "fancy ones" we saw.  "Just cake and icing Mom."  OK, if that is what the birthday boy wants, I will bake him a cake.  Well, it ended up turning out very CakeWreck-y.  But he was happy with it and it tasted good, so I guess that is all that really matters, huh?  He really cleaned up gift-wise - that boy took in over 150 dollars!  In addition to the cash, he received a Wii game, a game for his Nintendo DS, a coin counting bank and some walkie-talkies.  Before he went to bed, he hugged and kissed me and told me that it was the "best birthday ever!  Thanks Mom!"  You know, that makes it all worthwhile.    


Oz Girl said...

Wow, MB sure cleaned up on this b-day! And that is sweet that he just wanted a good old-fashioned home baked cake. Your cake looks lovely to me and I'll bet it was delicious... that's a great photo too. I like how the candles illuminate his face.

Jennifer McDougall said...

Great shot! I love the candle light sparkling in his eyes!

Mari said...

Glad he had a fun day. I love the shot by the candle light!

Sara G said...

That is an awesome photo!!
Sounds like a really great day for the birthday boy!!