So not an earth shattering type of disaster, but pretty upseting to me – the pictures of Y’s birthday party didn’t come out. Something appears to be wrong with our camera’s zoom feature – pictures are just coming out blurry when they never have before. And, somehow, sometime during the party, something vaguely frosting-like (could have possibly been FROSTING) got on the lens, and every picture taken from that point on is unrecognizable.
This is all I’ve got, y’all:
The cake – May 2008
Ugh, this just sucks, because everyone knows the whole reason to have birthday parties for young children is two-fold: so they can enjoy themselves that day; and so they can look back years from now at the pictures and think, hey, my parents must really love me to have thrown me a party at such a young age that I have no recollection of the event.
Anyway, bygones – hopefully my mom has something halfway decent on her camera, and hopefully this all means that I can get what I really want, which is a NEW camera. Really, people, we’re working with a 2004 model, 4-megapixel point and shoot, and I think its time to bite the bullet and invest in a really nice SLR camera.
But the party was a success – no presents (per our request), just dinner, cake and ice-cream with some friends. And Y was so cute – the boy talks up a storm at home, just like his older brother, but he really doesn’t say much at all in front of even our friends that he sees all the time. So everyone was shocked when I announced that we were going to sing Happy Birthday, and Y bursts out with “Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me, etc” at the top of his lungs. I think it was the first time several of the grown-ups had heard him speak.
Man, I really wish at least one of him blowing out the candles had turned out.
But check out the cake – I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out, and I think the cupcakes-as-a-cake thing is the way to go – it was so easy, whereas I think baking cakes is kind of a pain in the patootie. Of course, my mom actually baked the cupcakes, but I did do the decorating. And they were very tasty!