I should have seen it coming.
After all, Jacob had been been bringing home giant dragon books from school to read.
They're close to 600 pages each.
He's in 1st grade.
Sure he may not have finished them, but I couldn't help but be impressed that he wasn't intimated by them either.
So when I asked what kind of cake he wanted for his seventh birthday, (which was way back at the beginning of May) he didn't even pause to think about it.
"A blue dragon cake!"
Seriously? *nervous laughter* Heh, okay then. How in the world was I going to pull that off?
So I turned to the only internet source of crafty knowledge greater than google.
Do my everlasting relief, I wasn't disappointed.
And despite all the amazing cakes that I would never in a million years be able to to come to accomplishing, I was relieved to find a dragon cake tutorial a simpleton such a me, myself, and I could follow. Tutorial found HERE.
Jacob was wildly enthusiastic about it.
Oh ya. Coolest mom of the day award goes to me! Booyah! Right here baby!
My only goof-up was, since I never buy fruit roll ups, I just grabbed a box thinking they were pretty much all the same.
Turns out I grabbed a box that had cartoon faces on the roll-ups.
Jacob actually thought the faces on the wings were super cool, but felt as though something was missing.
So he added his own touch.
Then, taking out some leftover easter candy, went on to tell the story of how the lego man tried to steal the dragon's eggs, so the dragon had to... well, you can see how it ends for lego man.
He should have known better.
In the craze of getting everything ready, I didn't quite get a chance to finish decorating the table.
So, I improvised.
There's my collage art degree shining forth right there people. LOL!
Candles are lit!
Mission Blue Dragon cake: Accomplished.
A couple days later, we took Jacob out on his mommy/daddy birthday date.
As usual, we asked where he would like to go.
Since he loved going to Burger King so much for his birthday last year, he wanted to go again this year.
Then changed his mind to Orange Leaf.
Nope, then changed his mind again... to Arctic Circle.
*lifting eyebrow in unimpressed fashion*
Of all the places he could go, he chooses Arctic Circle.
Clearly my children have simple tastes.
We tried to dissuade him, convince him to go somewhere else, anywhere else that had a playground, better food, toys, anything!
But his mind was made up.
Arctic Circle it was. *shudder*
Jackson didn't think it was too bad.
And really, it turned out great. Jacob has a blast and for some reason thought the little green alien that came in his kid's meal was the coolest thing on the face of the planet.
No pun intended.
Happy birthday to my life of the party, crazy clown of a kid!