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.    

4 comments:

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!!