Saturday, September 11, 2010
Why, yes, that IS hand-made wrapping paper. You see, in our family, we don't believe in buying store bought. No sirree, we lovingly design our own paper, from scratch. We're creative that way.
We don't like wasting paper, either, so we use whatever scraps we can find in the house that day. In this case, we used some slightly torn and crinkled paper left over from the moving boxes. We're resourceful that way.
How dare you.
I mean, really. Accusing me of forgetting to purchase wrapping paper for my own child's seventh birthday. What kind of mother would do such a thing? I'm offended that the idea would even cross your mind.
(He did like the rollerblades - which I remembered to order in time. See? I'm not all bad.)
(Also? They sell scotch tape in Cozmo. In case any of you out there need to buy any for emergency wrapping projects. Not that you would. I'm sure you have loads of tape tucked away with your wrapping paper and bows. Ahem.)
The birthday cake was a big hit. You can't tell in the picture, but it's chocolate, with chocolate frosting, and a white frosting "road" down the middle. There is a toy truck driving down the road, covering up the giant crack in the middle of the road, where the cake started to fall apart under the weight of the fabulously delicious and not-exactly-low-calorie buttercream frosting.
That's as fancy as it gets here.
Thank the Lord I have boys - they request this car cake every year, and all it really involves is making two different colors of frosting and buying a toy car.
I have no idea what I'm going to do when the girls get old enough to request princess and mermaid cakes.