Every day is a birthday… when you’re TWO!
It seems like every other day we are eating cupcakes. I’ve often thought about this phenomenon as I’m trying to cut down on my sugar intake. There always seems to be some reason that I HAVE to break my no-sugar rule and just eat one more cupcake. Come on! How often is it somebody’s birthday?
Well…The truth is it’s somebody’s birthday or anniversary or just-had-a-baby day or something EVERY DAY!!!! So I guess I’m just not meant to be stick thin. Cupcakes are a fact of life.
If you’re Baby Bug that is not a problem at all! So we didn’t have a big blow-out birthday party for her this year. No problem! We’re just celebrating birthdays every day! Baby Bug thinks this is totally normal. It’s so fun to be TWO!
On Saturday we went to my friend Felix’s birthday party for her little girl who was born only one day after Baby Bug. Felix was due a month after me but her baby came a little early. It was the funniest thing when I was in the hospital and I walked down the hall to some nursing class or something and there was Felix with her baby! It’s kinda cool to have a friend show up where you least expect them.
Wouldn’t it be cool if our kids grew up to be friends too? So far they seem to get along pretty well. Hugs all around!
I’m not exactly sure how a “poke cake” is made but it has something to do with poking the cake and pouring jello inside it. I think usually the cake is white and the jello shows up really well but in the case of Baby Bug’s cake EVERYTHING was green. Green green green. It even had green cool whip icing. As Baby Bug would say, it was “TASTY!”
It’s so great to be two. She got some really sweet gifts too. I’ll probably have to blog about them by and by… but right now BB and her cousin Superchic are bouncing up and down on the couches at the coffee shop that I’m borrowing wi-fi from so I think I better be finishing this up and skidaddling.
Hooray for never-ending birthday celebrations! I’ve been celebrating mine for the last few days too :)
Looks like you are doing BB’s birthday up in STYLE!
My friend Bekah was talking about how she really believes one should celebrate a birthday week, and her husband interjected, “Birthday week? You believe in celebrating a birthday MONTH!”
Is that cake as large as it seems? It looks incredible!
Baby Bug looks tickled pink over her green poke cake. Hope she had a wonderful 2nd birthday!
yay for cupcakes, now *I’m* craving one after those tasty pics :) Does this mean every year you get another party? 2 for 2. Bethany actually’s friend might be on to something there :)
I personally believe one should celebrate their birthday the WHOLE MONTH THEY WERE BORN!
because it’s such a miracle we are all here, alive and well!
I read this wondering what the allusive poke cake was and then realized it is the same cake we ended up having for our birthdays every year but our creatively deficient family just called it jello cake. I haven’t had one for years and am now craving poke cake.
Sounds like the way I want to spend my birthday every year–celebrating all week long!
I was thinking what Jennie was: that cake looks enormous! How fun it is to have multiple birthday parties.
Felix’s daughter’s dress is adorable!
The baby bug is getting to be a bigger bug!
oh my goodness! poke cake!! my grandmother made that when i was little. basically you bake a cake and let it cool. then poke it with a chopstick (making some short holes, some tall ones) and pour jello over the cake and let it set. frosting with cool whip is a must. she usually did two layers – one green and one red.
Hey, it’s not Tuesday, you’re cheating!!
Oh, it does look like a yummy fun time though!
The Chatty Housewife
Those cupcakes are adorable! I want one. That poke cake is huge.
That cake is HUGE. O_o
Also, your cupcakes look delectable. :D
I make poke cakes sometimes! But I always leave them in the pan. You just make a cake, take a wooden spoon and poke holes in the cake with the handle, then pour jello (or fudge sauce) over it. Let sit in the fridge, and you’re done.
Mmm..I love poke cake especially chocolatey ones. Cupcakes are the most fun though especially since they feel like your own personal cake. Happy Birthday Baby Bug!
Mmmm…I have no idea what poke cake is but it has made me so hungry. And all those cupcakes. Mmmmm. Did I mention that a) I’m preggers and b) have only eaten HEALTHY gross fruits and vegetables (and cereal and a yogurt and it’s only 10:30am) all day? What I wouldn’t kill for a great, big lick of that poke cake icing…
I am totally baking tonight and I am using REAL butter and more sugar than the recipe calls for.
That cake looks especially tasty. Then again, throw the words cool whip and cake together and I’m game!
We’ve been hitting two-year-old birthday parties like mad, too. BigBrother has come to expect cake on the weekends. *blinks* :)
I had to go and Google poke cake recipes after reading this. So simple, so gross, and so fabulously intriguing!
Also, wanted to warn you so you’re not taken off guard if you or BB run across them in the store, but M&Ms currently has an all-green bag of candies for sale. Just thought you should know. :)
Oh birthday parties are SO. MUCH. FUN!
May BB always celebrate for more than a day. I still try to milk a week out of my Birthday, but it gets harder the older you get.
Love those cakes, both the cup kind and the slap kind they all look so delicious on this my second day without sugar…
Gosh I love cupcakes… those look so yummy.
Awww… how sweet it is!
Happy birthday Baby Bug!!!!
Yes. I have been making sweets almost every day too. MUST STOP. NOW.
Mine just turned two, too! Two is very, very good. And those cupcakes look divine.
That cake is enormous!
Was it tasty?
And oh my goodness – how cute is Felix’s daughter? She looks like Snow White in that dress.
She Likes Purple
I believe in a birthday week (and some change) too. Especially when your birthday is in January and it’s another 11 months before you see a gift-wrapped package again.
Baby Felix had a blast playing with Baby Bug :)
I’ve never heard of poke cake but I make something like that where you bake a chocolate cake and while it is still warm you poke holes in it and pour in a can of sweetened condensed milk and a jar of caramel sauce and then top with cool whip and crushed Heath bars – oh so yummy (it’s called the “Almost Better Than Sex Cake)
Dude! Keep it up with the cupcakes. Hell, every time I see that you’ve made some I want to come live with you. They always look delicious.
2. Already?! You have inspired me to get one of those cupcake tree things. (I can almost feel my pants getting tighter!) Happy Birthday to the Baby Bug!
Two or not, those cupcakes look fantastic. I have decided I shall never outgrow cupcakes. It looks her Day of Cake was awesome, indeed.
Happy Belated Birthday, beautiful girl! Two is CRAZY FUN. And also? Crazy. Fun. (I have a feeling that will make perfect sense to you)
Camels & Chocolate
I work in a fashion magazine, where you’d think none of these skinny bitches eat, but funny enough we have cupcakes in the office at least two days a week. Not saying they don’t all go and throw them up afterwards. (Note: I’m one of the “heavy girls” in the office – if you consider a size 6/8 on the heavy side.) Still, I heart cupcakes and would eat them for every meal! Must be nice to have a child and be able to justify that =)
Beautiful pictures, too!