Monday, November 10, 2008

Birthday Marathon...

Saturday was Sam's 3rd birthday.

From this:
to this...

It seems like no time has passed....and then again, I can't even remember life before him.

He is suddenly funny and opinionated, lovable and frustrating. Alternately cuddly and crabby, he is the epitome of toddler-dom.

I planned for him a Polka-dot Party, mostly because I couldn't bear the idea of a "Go, Diego, Go" party, which is his favorite thing. This week, however, he began to insist that he wanted a Lion Cake and a Lion Party. Really!? So....I researched (love the Internet) and found a plan...it came out like this:

 
(I never thought anything could top last year's creations but I think these are darn cute.)

He was ecstatic....and ate 2 of them. Sam's favorite part was the whiskers. In fact, he asked for more whiskers, which, of course, I obliged.
My big grown-up 3-year-old!
Happy Birthday, Sammy!
What were you up to this weekend? Go see other folks' beautiful pictures....
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7 comments:

Sara said...

You are way more talented and tolerant than me when it comes to baking and decorating. Sam had a great idea for a party theme, though, and I'm glad you could oblige! I'll use you the next time I need to plan a fun party, too. :)

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Happy belated birthday, guys!

The cupcakes are adorable, Phyllis. Awesome job!

Jack said...

Happy Birthday Sammy.

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Bunny said...

The cupcakes look great! How cute! Looks like a great party!

emily said...

What a lucky little boy - those cupcakes are adorable!

Kimberly said...

Well aren't those cute?! Happy late birthday to your little one!