That One Time Parker Thought it Was Andrew’s Birthday, Except That it Actually Wasn’t

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January 9, 2015 by Heather

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On Wednesday, Parker woke up absolutely convinced that it was Andrew’s birthday.  The first few times he excitedly announced that “TODAY IS DADDY’S BIRTHDAY!,” we gently told him that daddy’s birthday was, in fact, last month and had already been celebrated.  But once he started talking about the cake and presents and party and surprises… well, I figured what the heck.  If he thinks it’s Andrew’s birthday, let’s go with it.  We made a cookie cake (I used this wonderful recipe and a different frosting one I already had) and threw a party after dinner — complete with wild party guests, candle blowing, music, and dancing.  Parker had Andrew go back to our room while we set it all up.  He kept running back there and shouting “SURPRISE DADDY IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY,” until I gave Andrew the all-clear that the party was actually ready.

All the sprinkles.

All the sprinkles.

Out of birthday candles?  Use one of the advent candles you forgot to light during the holiday season.

Out of birthday candles? Use one of the advent candles you forgot to light during the holiday season.

I am not entirely sure where he got it in his head that it was Andrew’s birthday, but the kid knows how to make someone feel special, that’s for sure.  Andrew doesn’t particularly enjoy celebrating his actual birthday (???), so it was kind of nice to see him excited about a “birthday” party.  The last thing I said to him before we fell asleep that night was “Happy Birthday,” so I guess Parker had us all convinced in the end.

Parker was telling Andrew that he had two dinosaurs for presents, when actually it was just a bunch of magnets off the fridge.

Parker was telling Andrew that he had two dinosaurs for presents, when actually it was just a bunch of magnets off the fridge.

Cake time!

Cake time!

Happy Friday – find something to celebrate this weekend! 
....and this is me, holding all of the animal party guests because "they have to dance tooooo mama!"

….and this is me, holding all of the animal party guests because “they have to dance tooooo mama!”

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