birthday cake

All of a sudden our oldest kid is seven.



SEVEN. That's like almost TEN.




And it seems like all of a sudden he's eating like a horse

looking me straight in the eye

remembering to thank people for stuff without prompting

able to find his shoes in the morning (and put them on)


referring to his littlest sister as My Darling

including his other sister in games with his friends.


And so, as panic sets in that this complete sweetheartness is setting us up for what must be an epic fall into Eight, we lit seven candles and tucked into what has become our family birthday cake of choice, this chocolate cake

Have you made it?

I totally ostentatiously named it Utterly Awesome Chocolate Cake and I stand by that promise. You won't be disappointed. 

The musical statues were fun, the balloons tied to ankles and who-can-be-last-one-unpopped was cool, the jelly snakes suspended from fishing rods was a hit (who can eat it quickest with hands behind back), but for me it's not a birthday party without that cake. 



(Ideally with leftovers.)

Happy birthday to our awesome Henry Bean. You rock, little man.


11 Comments on “birthday cake

green ink
August 16, 2011 at 8:52 pm

I am never disappointed when I make that cake! It is utterly awesome!

Happy birthday to your little guy! He is the same age as my oldest nephew and I haven’t seen him since he was 5…I will get a shock at Christmas I’m sure! xx

August 16, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Ooo. That does sound utterly awesome. I must try that one.

Alex Nolan
August 16, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Happy Birthday !!

Must confess to, once again, being utterly hopeless with a present for him.. Will promise to send great Christmas presents šŸ˜‰

Much English love all round xxxx

August 17, 2011 at 2:02 am

heh happy birthday to your son! rainbow sprinkles are the best!

August 17, 2011 at 6:21 am

He looks cute. As does the cake.

August 17, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Our little 3 year old dude has become totally obsessed with his Finn McMissile toy car. We lost it at the snow and he asked all the way home if Finn would be following us….that’s 4 hours of it!

Darren (Green Change)
August 18, 2011 at 8:00 am

Happy birthday Henry! The girls say hi.

August 20, 2011 at 6:12 am

They both look more than edible! Yay for cake and birthdays! Xx

August 23, 2011 at 12:25 am

Happy Birthday Henry Dude!!!

and congrats to you Fi.

August 25, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Hope he had a great birthday! They grow up way too fast.

green ink
August 26, 2011 at 12:44 am

I’m glad it’s not just me, Alex, who makes a stellar effort at Christmas to make up for the missed birthdays throughout the year šŸ™‚


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