Monday, September 13, 2010

big days

We've had some big days around here.

1st Day of Kindergarten

a wee bit excited we were.



3rd birthday

OK this cake picture needs a disclaimer: normally I am the mom who bakes a cake from a mix, slaps some frosting on, writes 'happy birthday' across it and calls it good. When I deviate from this, it is usually disastrous. [Case in point: for Nate's 3rd birthday I tried to bake a 'healthy' apple cake. It weighed approximately 30 pounds and was so dense that parents had to use a fork and knife to cut it into bite-sized pieces for their toddlers. Mortifying.] But this Thomas cupcake train seemed idiot-proof enough for me, so I went for it. And mark the tape, folks - I managed to not screw it up!

1st day of preschool


On the way home I tried to ask Dexter about school.

Me: So how was school?
Dexter: Good.
Me: Did you meet some new friends?
Dexter: I don't want to talk about it.



Um... I'm sorry, I ordered the toddler but you seem to have brought me the teenager by mistake. What in the world will he be saying in the car on the way home from 8th grade?!

5 comments:

Living Palm said...

same thing. it took me several years to figure this out, but i'll never forget the disappointment of that first day of school with the first child -- me and my fifty questions, him and his grumpy exhaustion. :)

ReSoNate said...

That Dexter story - totally made me laugh out loud!

Elisha's 3rd birthday is coming up and I'm stressin' about the cake... I think it's going to be a 9x13 pan with sprinkles. Maybe I'll try something fancy next year. Maybe.

Laura Lympus said...

Ok - totally inspired by the Thomas cupcake train (though I too rarely go much beyond the basic)... where can I get the "plan" for it?

Rachel Ann said...

This was a fabulously cheery post to brighten up a dreary afternoon. Thanks for putting a smile on my face (even if Dexter is missing one).

Haley Ballast said...

Glad ya'll liked it. :)

Laura, here is a link to the blog where I found the cupcake train idea -- mine was smaller and simpler but this had good ideas! I bet Theo would go nuts! :)

http://shaibaer.blogspot.com/2008/10/toot-toot-all-aboard-cupcake-train.html