Earlier this month, we celebrated The Monkey’s THIRD (how is that even possible?!?) birthday with a two-day party extravaganza! There was lots of family, fun, and of course…cake! When I had asked The Monkey what kind of birthday cake he wanted, I was convinced it would be something in the Toy Story family (he’s had a Buzz Lightyear obsession for quite some time) but he surprised us all when he adamantly insisted on Spiderman (I think The Bug’s big-brother interest in super heroes is rubbing off). So, Spiderman it was! In the past, I’ve always made some kind of fancy cake, but I looked at a few Spiderman cake pans and wasn’t confident that I could make something that wouldn’t turn out just to be a red and blue blob of a mess. So I went the cookie route instead. I searched everywhere for an oval or egg-shaped cookie cutter (shouldn’t be too hard to find, right?) and totally came up empty handed. So, we improvised. It was so fun to watch The Monkey open presents because he’s finally at the stage where he gets it, especially since we had just had Christmas.
At Christmas, it was hilarious to see The Monkey’s reaction to the presents…The Bug opened a present and yelled, “I got a DS!” The Bean opened one and yelled, “I got an American Girl doll!” But The Monkey? He ripped open the paper, looked at the box, and yelled, “I got a BOX!” He was much more excited for presents at his birthday since he now realized that there are equally good things inside the box! :)