Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Three Down, Many More to Come

The boys will be turning three years old in just a few days.


How is that even possible???!!!

It seems just like yesterday that they were turning one.

That was the year I threw them a cowboy-themed party.  Which I chose partly because western themes are easy.  But mostly because I wanted to dress them up in cowboy hats and fake moustaches.



Who doesn't love a baby wearing a fake moustache?

(Well, I guess the baby probably doesn't love it.  But mine lost their voting privileges when they gave me twinskin.)

This year we're not doing anything too momentous to celebrate.  We'll have the group birthday party with all my friends' kids in a few weeks, and then we'll have a little cake and ice cream gathering with my immediate family this weekend.  Since the boys are still obsessed with Blue's Clues, I may try my hand at making this pawprint cake: 

Yes, that's a round cake surrounded by cupcakes.  You can't get much easier than that, people.  Even if I tried I don't think I could mess that up.  I think I can even handle making two so they each have their own.

It's so simple it looks kind of lame, but I know the boys will love it.  Their favorite activity in the world right now is drawing pictures of pawprints on their magnadoodles.  No, scratch that - their favorite activity in the world right now is yelling "Paw-pin, mama!  Paw-pin!" after they draw pictures of pawprints on their magnadoodles.  Then erasing them and starting all over again.  And again.  And again and again and again.

So anyways, I'm pretty sure the boys will love those cakes.  I bet they'll even whip out the jazz hands in celebration.  Too bad they're not wearing the moustaches this year.  Jazz hands and moustaches - now that would be some party.


Kim said...

I think your blog is the only one that literally makes me LOL.

Steph said...

Best use of fake moustaches ever.
Happy early Birthday to your boys!!!

Melanie said...

Those are adoreable moustaches! I don't think my kids would have left them on long enough to get a photo.

The Lane Family said...

I LOVE the pictures and the theme idea!!!

By the way I think that cake is AWESOME and SOOO cute!! Plus the fact that is easy for mommy to make....EVEN BETTER!!

Annie said...

Their pictures are wonderful.

The cake is nice and I think it match with the theme.

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MONICA-LnP said...

love the staches and the cake,too cute!
stopping by from SITS!

Pyjammy Pam said...

that cake will be adorable! i think even i could handle that. hmm.

mine make me draw elmo over and over and over and over and over again on the magnadoodles. gaaah!

Anonymous said...

I have avoided baking birthday cakes thus far, but I will have to fess up at some point in time. It will have to be ultra easy and no difficult icing designs and decorating either!!

f14boyle said...

Oh my gosh! I love the pics of them with their mustaches! Sam is having his party at a farm this year ( I think, need to confirm that the farm will be open by then) so I may have to steal that idea. Where do you get fake mustaches anyways?

They'll LOVE the blues clues cake!

Sarah said...

Ha ha - seriously LOVE the cowboys! That is just classic.

I think the Blues Clues cake is great - planning a party is enough work, if you can find a simple cake that works, so much the better.

Eclipsed said...

Stopping by from SITS

The western themed party sounds like tons of fun. You can even dress up like a saloon girl ;)

Hope you all have a great time.

Anne - Mommy Has to Work said...

i tried to do the blue's clue with cupcakes only. did not work - LOL the cake and cupcakes looks great!

following you back slowly from last week:)

meredith* said...

So this post makes me sad/happy. Happy because the pic of them in fake mustaches is adorable! And sad because my little boy is almost 7 months (which is still little, I know) but I CAN'T believe he is growing so fast!! Before I know it he'll be three!