After the Friday all-nighter in the ER, I was not so excited to be making a race car cake, which is what Misha had requested. But it was only his second birthday party ever and I wanted to keep it just as special as he was hoping. After looking around online and doing a little thinking of my own, I came up with a figure eight (appropriate) race track onto which I stuck actual metal toy cars. The decorating was minimal. The most effort went into two little checkered flags that took me all of eight minutes to color and tape onto cut pieces of drinking straws. I stuck some sugar letters onto the sides and made sure to put in plenty of food coloring (in an attempt to prove my theory that brightly colored frosting makes any cake awesome--at least in a kid's eyes).
He was thrilled when he woke up Sunday morning to see his cake on the table! Good! I thought he would be. He is not really very hard to please. He was even still excited on Monday when he had to add an extra job to his daily chores now that he was eight! Haha!
We opened presents and shared cake with a couple of friends at a local park after church that day. It was hot but we had lemonade. All was right with the world! Misha holding up the little Lone Ranger Bear that Hannah had gotten at the dollar store. She bought the little bear and cowboy costume separately and then added a mask and little gun belt afterward. Didn't she do a good job?