Tuesday, November 9, 2010
The Cake Season
We've kicked off the holiday season around here, already. In our family, it's one great big sugar fest from here to the end of the year- just as Halloween candy is starting to look severely picked-over, bring in the cake for the first birthday (see above.) A little break, and it's Thanksgiving pies, followed shortly by MORE birthday cake. Then...another birthday cake, followed one week later with ANOTHER birthday cake. Right around then, the cookie plates start piling up, and then Christmas. Just as the year is winding down and the only sweets left is the rock-hard homemade marshmallow at the bottom of a tin and a candy cane no one wants, New Years comes with lots of goodies. Then...wait for it....the last birthday cake. And...oh yeah, I'm DUE 2 weeks after that. So basically, if the next time you see me, I look like an orange with fat legs and arms sticking out...it's not my fault. It's my family, THEY'RE the reason behind all the birthday cakes! Haha.
**In order, Bert, Aunt LoLo, Uncle Bear, MOM...and Wonder Daddy.
(All this, to say nothing of the family birthdays we're missing in my husband's family, 3 states away. Guys? Eat some cake for me, because I would gladly do it myself if I was there!)
Planning is in full swing for all the other parties of the season, as well...the non-birthday parties. There's the Fall Event for the little kids, the piano recital, caroling to the neighbors, caroling at the church party a la' Dickens Carolers, the church parties, the family gatherings, the music programs at church....thankfully, no company holiday party this year. (HA...wait. Honey, are we HAVING a company party? Like...for the the two of you? The four of us? Eight, if you include dogs and kids?)