Thursday, July 16, 2009

JULYTWELVESUNDAY

Misha's eighth birthday was this past Sunday. All year, and I do mean ALL year, he has been talking about turning eight. He had looked at the calendar in November when we got it and has reported to anyone who will listen that he was seven and he would be eight on JulytwelveSunday. All one word, like that. :-)

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?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Misha!
The cake looks wonderful...
Hannah did a great job on Mr. Ranger. Is Mr. Ranger missing teeth, too?

:)Heather

Lynn Falk said...

Misha is looking so grown up! You did a great job on the cake. Looks like he had a fun party.

Anonymous said...

Very cool cake!

Anonymous said...

Oh my both Misha and Vitali got their heads shaved! They look so grown up. Did Max get his head shaved too? Happy Birthday Misha - You've come a long way kid!

Mike and Christie said...

Awww that is so sweet. I just love those kids. :)

I am so so happy that the Lord moved on your hearts to adopt that little cookie eater. LOL

Congratulations and Happy Birthday Misha!

Sara said...

Happy Birthday Misha!

Beth Laurie said...

That's a cool cake.