I ended up on the couch most of the day yesterday, so sleepy. The children were put in charge of our dog’s birthday party.
I almost gagged when I saw the cake Ethan made for his dog.
The Gag-Inducing Birthday Cake
1 can of juicy dog food
2 raw hot dogs
5 cups of frosting
green sugar sprinkles
To make: Dump can of dog food onto mother’s fiesta cake platter. Use 1/4 of a cup of the five cups of frosting to drizzle over cake. Leave remaining frosting, with dogfood swirls in it, on counter for mother to see later. Place a raw hot dog on each side of cake. Sprinkle with green sugar. Serve. Yield: 1 serving
At first, Davy and I were the only ones humble enough to serenade the dog…..so I stopped and we started over again after I insisted that they ALL sing, even Jacob, who had said importantly, “I am NOT SINGING Happy Birthday to the dog!”
They sang so nicely, but by that time I had an attack of laughter.
It was the grossest looking cake ever, but Parker seemed to enjoy it more that the raw meat cakes of the past.
He turned three yesterday (in human years).
The 2009 celebration
The 2008 celebration
I am not a dog-lover, but I love my children and they love their dog.
So, we celebrate and I sigh a little because right now we are a family of happily busy little ones, but the children are growing and will grow up eventually, and strangely enough, I miss these times.
I think it’s worthwhile to hold to an annual tradition, even if for one year *you are 8 months pregnant and are sick with heartburn and so tired you can barely keep your eyes open*. It’s worth it to make a happy memory that lasts a lifetime.