On Sunday we celebrated Miles' birthday! He doesn't actually turn one until Friday, but the Rawlins' were leaving town en masse, so we decided to do it early. Our theme was "Spiderman." Now, don't think we're bad parents, but the only reason the theme was Spiderman was because Cameron really believes he is Peter Parker. Seriously. He introduces himself as Spiderman or Peter Parker at church. So we figured Miles could care less what his party is like (or if he has a party at all), so why not just go spidey-style. I thought we should make a Spiderman cake, so I went and got one of those Wilton cake pans and borrowed a cake decorating kit from Jeni. Jeni had made a rad Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cake for Garrett a couple years ago (he's 17) and she said it was a piece of cake. (That pun is going out to you, mom) SO Sunday comes and we start baking. That part was easy. Then we start frosting. First of all, if you've never decorated a cake before, don't start on the day of your son's first birthday party. Second of all, someone should have told me that it's REALLY difficult to get the colors red and blue right. I added SO MUCH food coloring. And that green background you see on the cake? That was supposed to be blue. We thought, "mix green and yellow and we'll get blue." WRONG! Thirdly, don't buy canned frosting if you're going to be piping it. You need to make frosting because it's stiffer (Jeni, the professional cake decorator, informed me of this at the party. Thanks, Jen.) Anyway, the cake turned out reasonably un-ugly, so it's all water under the bridge. But there were more than a few tense moments in the Rawlins kitchen on Sunday afternoon.
So the party was awesome! Miles got spoiled (and Cam, too, of course) by Nana and Grape Grandma. Some killer spidey-jammies and some nice new summer clothes for Miles.
The cake demolition went great, too. We made little cupcakes for the boys to dig into. Miles got more cupcake up his nose than down his throat, but he had fun doing it. Afterward he got the tubbie of a lifetime! It was a great day!