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April 21, 2008


We celebrated this weekend where she made her own cake (with help from Rob), a two layer triple chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and cherries on top. She was so proud of her cake. I have no good photos of the cake since my camera battery went DEAD and I couldn’t find the charger.

Since today was her actual birthday I picked up a small pink cake while I was at the grocery store. Can you celebrate a birthday too much? I don’t think so. Can you have too much cake? Definitely not.

Posted by Chris @ 11:18 pm  

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  1. Kristie says:

    Happy Birthday! Five is definitely a biggie, since ALL the fingers on one hand are now required. :)

    What I love though, is the pink iPod clipped to her shirt. Do you think twenty years from now she will look at this photo and think, “Oh, look, remember when an iPod was as good as it got?” much like I think when I see pictures of myself in high school, with my big-as-a-car boom box next to me???

  2. Anne says:

    Happy Birthday

  3. Ladybug Crossing says:

    Happy Birthday!

  4. Mrs. Schmitty says:

    There is no such things as too much birthday cake!! Happy Birthday!

  5. Lisa- Domestic Accident says:

    She is so scrumptious, Chris. I can’t believe she is 5. Happy birthday to your girl!

  6. Sara says:

    Five is a two-caker for sure. Happy Birthday!

  7. Katie says:

    One of the wonderful things about having lots of children, more birthdays (and cake) to celebrate! Happy birthday to your darling daughter!

  8. Julie says:

    Happy birthday to your girl! My daughter just turned five last month. All of a sudden they stop looking like babies and start looking like children. *Sigh.*

  9. Jennifer says:

    Happy Birthday! Did she get the ipod for her birthday?

    If so, awesome gift.

  10. Kim says:

    Is she really five??? I’ve been reading your blog a couple of years now, and it doesn’t seem like she should be five! Wow!

    And yesterday’s post about your son made me cry. You make me appreciate my kids and their littleness all the time.

  11. t in h says:

    Already? Really?

    Wow, I’m quite sure it was only the day before yesterday when you started writing this blog and she was a baby. No, I mean a *real* baby.

  12. Christy says:

    Happy Birthday little one! (My husband would think that it’s awesome that she has an iPod already!)

  13. peepnroosmom says:

    Happy Birthday! Five years old deserves as much birthday cake as she wants.

  14. Rachel says:

    Awe she looks much happier (and calmer) than her third birthday! I still go back and watch that video every once in a while to giggle! Happy Birthday to the lovely lady, too cute with her iPod!

  15. Shannon says:

    Woo hoo for five!!!! You guys have the cutest birthday cakes.

  16. EG says:

    The headphones crack me up!

  17. Lisa says:

    Happy Birthday ! I love the “teenager look” with the ipod ;)

  18. Rachelle says:

    My girl is 7 on Wednesday and we have been doing birthday “things” for the last 3 days….. Five is a big one - Turning 1,5,10,13,16,18 …those are big - Enjoy!

  19. Brittany says:

    wow! she looks so grown up! (I know it’s not what you want to hear). Happy birthday to the little one who is not so little anymore.

  20. jody says:

    Oh! Sweet girl! Happy birthday.

    No, you can never celebrate a birthday too much. Especially in regards to cake!

  21. Mary W says:

    Happy Birthday!!!!!!!! My youngest turned five a few weeks ago!!!

  22. Jen says:

    Sweet pic, the ipod/earphones are such a sign of the times!

  23. Jenn says:

    Wow! Happy Birthday!
    I can’t believe she is 5- I remember when she was turning 3. I guess I’ve been reading longer than I thought!

  24. Jamie AZ says:

    Happy birthday!!!

  25. Ramblin' Red says:

    Oh 5….that year where they leave babyhood behind for childhood…yes that sounds sappy. Yes I have one on the verge of 5. And he’s my youngest.

    No, you cannot celebrate too much.

  26. Erin says:

    She looks soo grown up! Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter!

    Not to sound like a broken record, but what a lovely cake and that pink ipod is the coolest!! What are some of the songs that she listens to? I would have loved one of these as a 5 year old, and I know for sure which ones I would have requested!!

  27. Sleeping Mommy says:

    Happy Birthday!

  28. Carola says:

    HAPPY B-DAY!!!! She looks sooo cute. Congratulations on making her own b-day cake!

  29. Gwen says:

    Happy Birthday. Love the pink shuffle. :)

  30. Karly says:

    FIVE? Holy cow.

  31. the planet of janet says:

    5?? how is that possible?

    and yeah, there is no such thing as too much cake.

  32. CaliforniaGrammy says:

    Happy Birthday sweetie. Five is a big deal . . . all the fingers on one hand!

  33. Sue says:

    Happy birthday!! Gorgeous and a baker too!

  34. Lilly says:

    I always say the same darned thing, but… Wasn’t she a wee baby just yesterday?! My gosh! She’s very cute there with her pink cake and ipod.

  35. Heather says:

    We don’t have birthdays. We have birthmonths. Happy birthday! Lots of birthdays around the blogosphere this week.

  36. Headless Mom says:

    Oh my heavens she is cute! Good thing she has lots of brothers for protection.

  37. Stephanie says:

    There is no such thing as too much cake. My girlfriend invented something called the “proximity to birthday clause,” wherein treats, unauthorized purchases and extra cake can and will be justified by the proximity to the birthday, i.e., one week prior and one week after the birthday, approximately.

    I love the headphones, “Thank you for the cake, Mother, but music is my life.”

  38. Carol says:

    Happy Birthday !! :)

  39. Julia says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Chris- thank you for sharing about your wonderful(I know, I know- they have not so wonderful days and drive you crazy, but still are there any kids better than your own in the world???) kids here with us!

  40. Jaybird says:

    Hope her day was great! I think you should post her playlist! The boys (10, 7 & 6) are curious as to what she rocking out with there!

  41. Joy H says:

    YUM! Happy Birthday — “5″ - really?

  42. k says:

    That cake looks better than any cake I’ve ever made, they did an awesome job!
    Oh and she’s simply adorable :)

  43. k says:

    er oops maybe that wasn’t the cake they made, but still it’s pretty and PINK! Happy birthday to her!

  44. carrien says:

    Can her skin get any more perfect?

    I know she’s 5 and all and most kids have good skin, but hers seems exceptional.

    Maybe it’s just that she’s so cute.

  45. Kathy says:

    happy 5th bday adorable girl!!! There is no such thing as too many birthdays! celebrate with many wishes!!!

  46. kathy says:

    happy 5th birthday adorable girl!

  47. Tiffany says:

    When I first started reading the post, I thought “she made that cake!!!!” Dang, I’m hiring her. Good thing I kept reading.

  48. kate says:

    Time flies. 5 already!

    Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!

  49. Hadley says:

    Five is a big one. I’ve turned five about five times now (5, 6, 10, 15, 20) so it was definately my favorite birthday.

  50. Shalini says:

    Adorable! Happy birthday!

  51. Carrie says:

    Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter! She looks so, so . . . grown up!

  52. Brandi says:

    Happy Birthday!

    But I want to know, what does she listen to on her ipod? Our 3 y/o has Laurie Berkner on heavy rotation on the car radio, so I’m curious what she’s into. Miles too if he has a preference… :-)

  53. Valeta says:

    Happy Birthday!

    My son turned 5 on the 13th. It seems like only yesterday he was a newborn.

  54. Cheri says:

    Have your cake and eat it too. (But don’t forget the ice cream.)

  55. Anna says:

    heh, I remember reading your blog when she turned 3 and screamed at her brothers because they were singing.

  56. WOW! Women's World says:

    What a cute picture — totally adorable daughter with lovely pink cake! The look on her face says it all. Priceless! In my opinion, you can never eat too much cake celebrating someone’s birthday. Julie for WOW!

  57. Jaime says:

    Five?! wow…. happy birthday!!

  58. CC says:

    Definitely no such thing as too much cake! My son is almost 5. Sniff, sniff.

    I want the recipe for that cake she made with daddy!

  59. Jaime says:

    Are you eating cake again? I hope so. :)

  60. Angela says:

    The first comment made me laugh only because in twenty years they migth just program the music right into their brains and they’ll be thinking “weird…remember back when we had to carry devices?” She looks so beautiful and grown …happy birthday!!!

  61. Brandie says:

    Happy birthday to her! =)