Our Thaddeus turned five this week. When did that happen? I blinked and now he's a big kid. It's been a whirlwind of five years! Thaddeus wanted to have his birthday at his Mimi's house, so we decided to just invite family this time. He talks incessantly about his imaginary green race car, so I knew I had to make a race car cake. And baking is not my trade. I was petrified. Last year we had a pirate ship cake made for him that was nothing short of amazing. I wasn't sure what he would think about this one, but he ended up loving it. At least it was edible! There were several moments in the process where I wasn't sure it would be!
We had a lovely time with our aunts and uncles and cousins of all ages. I must say that I really love this family that I've married into. They are some wonderful people. It was a great party!
The chocolate race car
Mimi whipped up these homemade waffle cones
All our favorite ice cream toppings in a dozen jelly jars
Thaddeus blowing out his candles
Boston wearing his waffle cone
The pool party
Legend learning how to swim : )
Blueberry spritzer swirled together by the lovely Aunt Beth
(post coming soon on how to make this classic summer drink)
The birthday boy breaking in his brand new radio flyer Big Wheel.