Slice of Life
By the end of April we will have celebrated ten 2018 birthdays in this family. That leaves us sixteen still to go. Of those sixteen, seven will be in the month of July. Once upon a time, we celebrated each individual birthday. However, in recent years, we began combining those that were close to each other. So with three of our boys having a birthday last week, we celebrated them together on Sunday . . . before we had the family Easter egg hunt, which ended up being in the rain.
Sometimes we bake a big pan of brownies–a special recipe that I received from a teacher in Ohio while conducting PD at her school. Sometimes we get a special order cake from the bakery. In the summer, we might have ice cream pies. And last year we made strawberry shortcake deluxe for the July birthdays. We start with homemade biscuits split, filling them with layers of strawberries, ice cream, more berries, and whipped cream. The biscuit top is added and covered with more whipped cream and heaps of strawberries.
We had cupcakes and ice cream this time. The birthday boys each had a giant cupcake. Can you imagine a cupcake with 14 candles crammed on top? The cupcakes with 12 and 8 each were pretty crowded, too.
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Fun way to celebrate all those birthdays. Love the photos used to share those special moments.
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Miss big birthday celebrations.
I am so blessed to have kids and grandkids close by.
Looks like you had a delightful celebration! We always celebrated my daughter and father-in-law’s birthday together as they were less than a week apart. Such lovely family memories you’re creating!
Yes, and I think that the memories give the kids roots.
14 candles on a cupcake? I would have loved to see that! Happy birthday to everyone!
It was pretty wild. We used the star one that are on picks. The ones on an angle dripped wax onto the cupcake more than normal. It was fun, though.
I want to be at your house for celebrations! Yum! At least you make the birthday person feel special. I have a brother on either side of my day and I only got to pick the dessert every third birthday.
Awww… that’s a long wait for your chance to choose your favorite. No one has ever been close to my birthday, growing up and as an adult… until my daughter married and her husband is the same week. We usually celebrate ours together.
Seems like we both wrote about family and celebrations today, Alice. Although it is a group celebration I am sure each cousin felt special on this special day.
I enjoyed reading about yours, all the new customs you were introduced to!