*Yes this blog is super late but we went on holiday after Nemo's birthday then I've been have technical issues!*
So it's that time of year again where one my my babies has a birthday and I stress over trying to make a cake that way over pushes the boundaries of my cake making talents.
This time is is my baby boy's 4th birthday.
It's hard to believe my first born is now no longer a baby, or even a toddler but definately into little boy territory. He's changed so much over the last year, you can have full conversations with him. Nemo is so full of energy it's ridiculous. Parenting Nemo often feels like trying to take a younger Poppy for a walk on a short lead. Like Poppy would always be pulling on the lead and need reminding to heel Nemo is constantly pushing boundaries, wanting to understand things, jumping on things etc! He's so loving and funny and yet I feel like I'm constantly asking him to stop doing things!
Nemo wants to be a fireman when he grows up. He's decided he wants 10 babies and initially wanted to marry a fireman (girls are ikky of course) however more recently he decided he wants to marry a fire engine instead!
After last years pirate cake fiasco I said I'd never make a shaped cake and yet my little boy asked for a fire engine cake so here I was doing what I said I'd never do and making a shaped cake. I have to admit the shape was much easier then a boat shape but with 2 children and a newborn I was more pushed for time then I ever have been before. At 2am on the day of Nemo's birthday after I had dropped the last of my green icing on the floor this is the photo I took before retreating to bed!
Wheels falling off and scenery unfinished!
Well anyway I finished the next day although I didn't do everything I had planned (I wanted to do a fireman and say happy birthday in the puddle of water!)
So far my collection of my childrens' birthday cakes colection look like this
Of course now Pip is here it's another cake to make every year!
Other crafting I did for Nemo's birthday was sewing a hoodie and two pair of shorts in dinosaur and mountain material.
The weather wasn't great on Nemo's birthday but Grandma and Grandad were here and we did make a quick trip to the beach when the weather improved for an hour or two. We got Nemo a second hand fireman bike and a play mobil rocket so he enjoyed playing with those and his other birthday presents.
Being my first baby I am always learning with Nemo however he makes me so proud. He is such a loving and energetic little boy and such a good big brother to his sisters. (Setting aside the battles with Pebble over toys!)
So happy birthday to my special baby boy!
Happy birthday Nemo :)