Being a fairly typical 9 year old he is obsessed with all things Wii/baseball/Pokemon and very much enjoyed the mornings' "boola-boola" (a family tradition - using the song volume to indicate how close the birthday boy is to their gifts - a "hot and cold" variation)... the tricky thing this morning was that once again, the gifts had been hidden so quickly that nobody remembered where any were - so once again we had to resort to pointing and coughing the words "boola-pillow, Boola-piano..." Whatever, as long as he gets his haul!
As we watch our youngest boy grow past the stage of match-box cars and play-dough (but not Legos - you NEVER outgrow Legos) we are momentarily saddened that there will likely never be another child running around our house in a batman costume for 8 months out of the year (you never know about my girls)... and then I remember how excited I am that I will also never again have to cram an entire wolf badge into 3 weeks! Hellllloooo Bears!
And here folk is the fancy Underdog Cake... it's really more amazing than the picture shows - I based it on a similar cake here - but eliminated the need to add the nasty tasting fondant, I went my own way... especially since we had to go with the older and much cooler cartoon Underdog and not the new, doggy Underdog. hmmm, maybe you need a better view of that very cool little Underdog guy - who is entirely edible and made from different flavors of starbursts, tootsie rolls, fruit roll, and a Maple Nut Goodie (which happen to be my favorite candy... luckily I only had to waste one on the cake!)
So, sing with me now: "Happy Birthday Dear Po-boy, Happy Birthday Toooooo Yoouuuuuu..."
He even has his ring - "the secret compartment of my ring I fill, with my Underdog super energy pill" Okay, so it isn't perfect - I've tooted my horn sufficiently now at least!
No party this year - Q is really disappointed that he won't be throwing candy and hot fudge sauce down on the children again...