Sunshine in my kitchen: Birthday Season!
One of the highlights of Winter -- amid the dark clouds and early sunsets -- is Birthday Season at our house! :) Four birthday celebrations in less than 4 weeks means there's no shortage of festivities (and cake!).
We've never done elaborate parties or expensive gifts* for the children, but we do let them choose a cake with candles. Yehoshua started the tradition of a funny homemade party hat, a banner for the wall, and of course we love to sing "Happy Birthday"! Two versions, even! Twice the fun! :)
Eliyahu turned 5 this past weekend, and chose "Chocolate Cake Birthday". We actually made two chocolate cakes, and took one along to church to share with everyone there.
Eliyahu donned one of the chef's hats and helped me make his cake. He declared, "I am good at cracking the eggs now! Any time you need eggs, let me know and I can help." :)
While the cake was in the oven, Eliyahu got to open his gift, which was HUGE! Joshua found this Fisher Price Imaginext ocean set on sale for $20 and it is perfect for Eliyahu's age right now. All of the kids have been playing with it constantly since he opened it! :)
The next birthdays are in a couple weeks, when Ruth turns 3 and Moshe turns 1. I have a big pumpkin waiting to be cooked and then baked into pumpkin sheet cakes! :)
*This year is admittedly an exception in the gifts department! :)