So Gameboy turned 12! It feels like we have a lot going on, and with a new baby in the house, I asked him whether it would be OK with him if we just had a cake with family and didn't have a party. He understood and said that would be OK, but sheepishly admitted that he's regret getting fewer presents. I quickly said I'd be happy to make a gift of the money we would have spent on a party. His eyes lit up and he said yes right away. Whew!
I used marshmallow Peeps ghosts on his cake for the second time in his life. With a birthday so close to Halloween, the decor pops up often for his birthday. I like how the ghosts look standing around the cake. I never spend much time decorating a cake, but that's homemade fudge frosting. Yum!
This was the first time I've used trick candles on a cake. Experienced trick-candle victims can recognize the sparkly way the candles burn, but he was innocent. I think it took about five blows before he realized what was going on. Despite language that would indicate otherwise, specifically, "I hate you," I know he loved them. Just look at his face!
He used some of his birthday money to buy a Wii game. It's a Pokemon thing. I don't understand it. The kids were able to play it together as a team, though, and I love to see them working together, even if it's in electronic battle. There's a lot of compromise involved, a lot of give-and-take as to who gets to teach their Pokemon new battle moves, etc.
This is what they're looking at. Again I'll point out that I don't understand the game.