Happy Birthday to My Christmas Baby

This was supposed to be written last week, but Christmas morning our wifi died and we couldn’t get it fixed until today.

On Christmas Eve Eve, Mr. Great-heart and I went to Clark’s. Oh, and Starbucks. (Our deep apologies to all the other Starbucks in the area, but this is now our fave one…because they have softy chairs.)

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We went to Clark’s to buy groceries for baking.

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Cake baking.

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MG loves to bake so he made his own cake…from scratch.

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Then I set the alarm.

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So we could go shopping at 4:30am at Toys R Us, which is what all normal people do on Christmas Eve, right?

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MG likes to buy gifts for his brothers on his own birthday. It is a tradition he and I do each year. He started it the first year he received some money for his birthday ahead of time. His first thought on what to do with his own birthday money was “buy something for someone else.” 🙂

After our purchases were made, we headed off to our traditional post-Christmas Eve shopping destination, Starbucks. Hey, we’ve tried all the other places, and no other place is open at 5am on Christmas Eve. Oh, well, their loss.

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Then we went to Stater Bros to get food coloring.

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And MG made the icing for his cake.

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He was going to make yellow, originally, but Spock was sick so MG chose orange because orange is Spock’s favorite color. Yeah, he’s sweet like that. 🙂

Then he decorated his cake with sprinkles and vegan chocolate chips.

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Then I wrapped his presents. Yes, I upcycled the Toys R Us bag. It was actually easier than wrapping paper, though next time I’ll make sure to double up on both sides of the box so they can’t see through it.

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Then he finally got to open his presents.

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And build a Lego.

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The he loaded up the cake with 12 candles.

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The End

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. moreatforty says:

    What a sweet boy. I love the rituals for his birthday…and the fact that so much of it centers on doing for others. I’m really trying to work on that with my DD, but it does not come naturally to her. 😦

    1. sarasamomx5 says:

      His love language is gifts so it comes easily to him. He’s had to work to get his brothers on board. But, yeah, my other four are not so easily taught this. 🙂

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