Maxie you are 4 years old today!

My dear Maxie,

You have turned 4 years old. As much as mommy likes to think of you as a baby, let’s face it, you are getting way too heavy to carry. Mommy still tries though, because we all know you won’t want to be carried for much longer.

You are an Ironman super fan. Since last Christmas, you have been asking for various different versions of Ironman toys. You particularly like the little pose-able one that you tape up like a mummy and carry around in a little pouch, and the larger one that can make sound and light up so it can keep you company after we turn off the lights at night time. Mommy and daddy also rented the entire Ironman movie series for you, but you didn’t show as much interest. In a sense, we are very glad. You love animated super hero shows, such as Avengers, Agents of Smash, and Ironman. Mommy and daddy are so happy that you like them just like we do, and they are much less violent and more fun to watch together.

You are still mommy’s baby. It begins every morning, you want mommy to carry you upstairs when you open your eyes, then you want to sit on mommy while you watch your shows to wake up, then you want mommy to make you cold/hot (aka warm) chocolate milk. During the day, you want mommy to fix your toys, change your shows, help you go to bathroom, make your favorite food or drinks, fetch your toys, and help you stop Ravi from chasing you. At night, you want mommy to take you out of the bath early, put on your pajamas, put on your socks, and squeeze you before you fall asleep. Sometimes you would get angry if mommy tries to get daddy to fill in. Mommy secretly guesses that you ignore daddy to show how important mommy is to you. But we all know that you are changing. During the next phase in your life, your daddy will play a much more important role in your life, so mommy is going to enjoy being glued to you for as long as you let me.

You love sword fighting with daddy. Though you are still at an age where the only person that matters to you is mommy (daddy can call your name for 10 minutes without you taking any notice), there are a few thing you love daddy for. The most fun one is sword fighting and it is on every night before bed time, with foam swords and shields on soft beds. Both you and your brother would charge toward daddy and daddy would defend himself against the wall. Often times one of you would go way overboard, then daddy would “punish” you by taking you to “Tickle Town” while the other attacks relentlessly. One of Maxie’s favorite attacks on daddy is canon ball. It worked well when you were 20 lbs, but now you are much heavier and does really hurt daddy, so unfortunately canon ball attacks will have to end. Mommy is very happy about being left out of this boys fest, so she can have a few minutes “alone” to catch up on other things.

You are still an early riser. Mommy can only guess that most mornings you wake up earlier than mommy. But you would raise your head and look around. If mommy is still sleeping next you, you would put your head down and sleep a little more. If you mommy is longer around, you would grab your blankets and look for mommy upstairs where you always finds her. There are still some mornings when you would choose to wake up mommy and ask her to carry you upstairs. Mommy is very thankful that those mornings are much fewer and most of time you are very good at trying to sleep a little longer.

You still have a very narrow taste pallet. Even though you are a better eater in quantity than your brother, you are less willing to try new food. From information mommy and daddy gathered, it may be due to your sensitivity to smell and taste. We understand this phase will pass and we promise that once you are ready, mommy is willing to make you all kinds of yummy food to make you fatter. In the meantime, you seem to choose foods that are not so good for you, such as store bought chicken nuggets (not interested in the organic homemade chicken nuggets mommy makes), hot dog, and Kraft’s Mac and Cheese. For a while you would only eat plain white rice. You show no interest in eating fruits or vegetable or meat in most cases. Once upon a time you used to eat apple sauce and fresh fruit shake, but you refuse them now. It is struggles for mommy to make you something to eat every day, but mommy will keep trying.

Your latest doctor visit had confirmed that you are still a skinny boy. Little less skinny than last year since your your Body Mass Index (BMI) percentile has climbed from 1% from a year ago to 5% currently. To that, mommy and daddy believe is only temporary, as we have noticed that you have not shown any growth in height recently, and it is only a matter of time for your next growth spurt at which you will level down to 1%, and that’s the baby we know!

In recent months, you have learned to ride your scooter and became proficient. We must have had them for years and Ravi had mastered his long ago, but you chose to ignore your scooter’s existence. Only until recently did you show any interest at all. Could it be you are finally tired of Ravi going way faster than you in the yard chase? While you are mastering riding your scooter, your brother had graduated to the next level, a shiny blue bike! You so wanted one, and regularly hopped onto to Ravi’s to try it out even though it is too big for you. Thankfully, your daddy, our Larger Expense Approver (no kidding, that’s his title!), has a weak spot for you in his heart and reluctantly approved this purchase. Your shiny red bike arrived and you are so happy! Now that you and Ravi are both starting to learn, let’s see who can master it sooner.

My dear Maxie, you are such a super cool kid, and mommy and daddy loves you so much. I hope you feel it every day in our kisses and hugs, or sword swings and tickles. Every time we look into your eyes, we are so proud to be yours.

Love,

Mommy and Daddy

Ravi you are 6 years old today!

Ravi turned 6 years old in March. Oh boy has he grown.

He still loves his homemade chocolate milk first thing in the morning, and then some more when he gets home at night. Ravi gave me the vote of confidence the other day when he tasted some packaged chocolate milk, and instantly went “yuck!” Ravi is so attached to his chocolate milk that I often worry he would freak out during our vacations since they don’t make chocolate milk the same way I do. Though he complains, he still drinks it.

Ever since I introduced Nutella on toasted bread to Ravi when he was 2, it has been his meal staple. Ravi has had a very narrow taste pallet for many years and just in the last year were we able to introduce apple, carrots, broccoli into his diet. So when everything else fails, I will serve him Nutella on bread. Even to this day, I pack a Nutella sandwich for him every day as back up just in case the lunch they serve at school isn’t to his fancy.

He still loves his blanket. It is his must have companion to bed every evening. It is now so small compared to his size and frayed at the edges, with the bunnies barely visible to naked eyes. Ravi cherishes it so much. He often wraps it into a ball and gently cuddles or rubs it against his face. I often show him his new born picture with the same blanket wrapped around his little body and watch him giggle.

One item that has gained importance to Ravi’s life is his ipad. He lovingly calls it his ipaddy! I can’t keep track of how many times he has dropped it onto the floor; even the strongest shock resistant Otter Defender ipad case has been broken by him twice! Ever since last Christmas when Ravi watched his cousins play games on their devices, he has become addicted to ipad gaming. Initially he needed much help; soon he began to surpass master gamer, daddy, on games like Minion Rush. He is now able to be fully functional on his ipad. He looks up games in the Apps store (I don’t know how he does this since he is just learning words right now) and then requests us to down load them so he can play it. Before you know it, he has dozens of games to bounce around. More amazingly, he has learned to play multiple games without being able to understand most words and minimum guidance from us.

Ravi still has an affinity for Transformers. In fact, he has over half a dozen different Transformers games on his ipad to choose from. His favorite, Angry Birds Transformers, is one he opens up on a regular basis. Recently, he has gotten both Mommy and Daddy hooked on a game called monster legends. We now all play it and have fun together. He has also gotten old enough to play Gauntlet with his Daddy on the computer. It has been so much fun that even Maxie is into it these days.

Ravi still loves his scooter and is very adept at turning and going fast. We’ve gone to the playground and he has fun just zipping around on his scooter. He also likes to go for walks with his Daddy at the play area. Ravi and Daddy go around the park, holding hands and just talking. He seems to remember it from earlier and it is still a lot of fun for him. It is also wonderful to see Ravi walk everywhere now without having to sit in the stroller all the time. On our recent cruise, we had three land trips that involved about a mile of walking and he was able to handle it.

Ravi still likes to sleep in like his Dad. While Mommy and Maxie are early birds, with Max waking up as the Sun comes up, Ravi and his Dad are known for sleeping in really late. Just this last weekend they didn’t stir until noon! It seems you are shaping up to be a night owl just like your Dad.

 

Ravi,

Over the last year you have grown and developed an interest in games and gaming. It’s been fun playing computer games and ipad games with you. As you’ve gotten older, your ability to interact and have deep conversations and activities has also grown. We can see in the not too distant future that hanging out with you will be a lot of creative fun; mostly because you are a creative wild little boy that shares a lot of interests with your parents. Never stop learning and creating!

Love,

Mommy and Daddy.

Ravi’s Transformer Creations

Ravi is an avid Lego builder and a huge fan of Transformers. Everything revolves around Optimus Prime and his best buddy Bumblebee. When we’re in the car we keep a lookout for both Autobots and Decepticons and wonder what cool mission are they up to in our neck of the woods.

Ravi also likes upgrades and changes to Autobot editions tremendously. He knows the G1 (Generation 1) models from the The Next Generation animated versions from the Dark of the Moon versions from the Age of Extinction versions. While he still won’t watch a live action Transformers movie because he’s too scared he does watch Youtube videos of the new toy models.

Up to a few months ago, we had annual passes to Legoland and we would go monthly. While the rides are okay, what we really used to go to Legoland was for the Adventure Room and the Lego Builders Room. The Adventure Room was a cool walk through attraction that both Ravi and Max fell in love with. The Lego Builders Room is a free space area with basic Legos for kids to build whatever they imagined and a small display area on the side for you to put your creations. It also had a small shop of free Legos that Ravi searched through every trip. It still amazes me that what Ravi (and Max to a minor extent) really wanted to do with their trip to Legoland was to build Lego creations and pick up a couple of cool pieces for their home collection. Almost every trip to Legoland included a couple of hours in the Lego Builders Room.

It is also not far fetched to see Ravi not only want to collect every Optimus Prime toy created, but to also want to build his own cool Optimus Primes with Legos. Below are a couple of his recent creations. It’s also wonderful to see how young kids’ creativity isn’t limited by earlier preconceptions.

 

Ravi,

 

No matter how old you get, don’t ever stop creating and inventing.

 

Love Dad.

 

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Infiltrator Optimus (for those secret stealth missions)!

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Trailer Optimus Prime (for heavy duty missions).

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Battle Convoy Bumblebee (he’s upgraded to tow tons of equipment to take out heavily fortified Decepticon bases!)

 

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Trailer Optimus, Battle Convoy Bumblebee, and Infiltrator Optimus.

 

 

Ravi’s 5 Yrs and Maxie’s 3 Yrs Check Up

In beginning of June, we paid our annual visit to Dr. Lerner of UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital for Ravi and Maxie’s annual visit.  Since Mario and I so rarely visit where we spent our early years of adulthood, we have always tried to make a day trip out of the doctor visits.  Fate did not fail us; everything turned out fabulously for this day.  Not only did we experience the lightest traffic possible under LA’s freeway conditions and devoured a dozen of cookies plus ice cream at the famed Diddy Riese, we were also told that the boys are in great health.  Just to knock it out of the park, we also found out that Ravi and Maxie have both experienced a significant growth spur.

Ravi’s growth has been relatively consistent up to this point, with height around 50% and weight oscillating from 10% to 25%.  Last year, Ravi’s measured 55% height, this year he dialed in at 81%; whereas his weight increased only slightly from 15% to 25%. Ravi is doing just fine and still has the possibility of being much taller than both of his parents!

Maxie on the other hand has always been a small boy.  Born three weeks early at 6.5 lbs, he is a whole one lb and a few ounces lighter than Ravi!  Throughout his first two years he’s been consistently one of the smaller kids in his class.  I had already made peace with the idea of him being a short guy when he is fully grown, but surprise, surprise!  Compared to last year’s 15% in height, Maxie has climbed dramatically to 65%, far beyond our expectation.  His weight also increased from 8% last year to 15%!  I don’t know why I didn’t notice it, Maxie has suddenly becoming too tall to rest comfortably in my lap.  His head used to rest slightly lower below my head, but now I have to shift my head to the side to accommodate his growing frame.  Suddenly it is possible for him to be as tall as Ravi.  Who knows what this year will bring.

A good day!  I will always remember it.

-Flo.

 

 

Maxie! You are 3 years old today!

Hi Maxie,

You turned 3!  In the last three years, you gave us such a different parenting experience.  You are fun, strong willed, passionate, stuborn, curious, and inventive boy, and watching you grow up makes Daddy and Mommy very very happy! For your birthday celebration this year, we had tons of fun at your school birthday party, got you some kick-ass Transformer toys, and best of all we all went to Disneyland together as a family for the very first time.  I hope you will remember this celebration for years to come.

You are a strong angry little boy. You like to show  your temper when you don’t get your way. Your arms immediately get crossed, the strong ‘humph’ comes out and you start pouting and staring down whoever isn’t listening to you. If you really get angry, the waterworks turn on and these big tears pour down your face to show how you are really really unhappy with whatever decision has been made. Daddy has been taking time to talk about rules and how the world works and what not, but I don’t know if you get that some things can’t be done and some things aren’t allowed. Give it time; you’ll learn to pick your battles better.

You are currently being potty trained and it’s going awesome! You are doing much better than your brother did at this age. There was not a single accident during our 6 hour plus trip to Disneyland! That is truly amazing! We are very proud of you at how quickly you seemed to get a handle on this potty training thing. To tell you the truth Mommy and Daddy were dreading it since you are still very young in our eyes.

You absolutely love Play Doh (while your Mommy and Daddy absolutely can’t stand it). That’s not entirely true. Your Mommy made play doh for you just a little while ago, but we’ve kind of weaned you off it right now as you can do all the play doh playing you want at school. We still have a lot of play doh toys and you do play with it at home, it’s just not our first choice of toys. You love watching play doh product reviews on YouTube all the time, so I guess you get your hourly play doh fix that way.

You are a very funny boy. You have this personal laugh that is a small staccato set of laughs, usually around three to five, that each seam to be at a higher pitch than the last one. This is your natural laugh. When you try and make a joke, you also add in your own personal laugh track so that Mommy and Daddy get it. I know, I know, Mommy and Daddy are slow, but if you give us a chance we can still show you that we’re still hip. We got it. I can do the Macarena (I think?). When you do this joke laugh they are much longer and deeper laughs and they’re all the same pitch. They are still funny, but they can also be annoying because you do them when you do something bad and know that you might get in trouble for it. You’re just hoping that Mommy and Daddy laugh off your latest transgression and that humor will help assuage the situation and get you out of a punishment. The sad thing is that we know what your doing, yet this almost always works with me and fairly often with your Mommy. What can we say other than that we love your little laugh.

You and Daddy sing songs in bed together. You do the same funny joke songs that your brother does (like singing you A B Poopies), but Daddy’s favorite song to sing with you is the Itsy Bitsy Spider song. We sing it as a little spider (with a high pitch) and as a big spider (and a low pitch). It is funny and also incredible that you understand that little kids speak with tiny high voices and big people speak with deep big  voices. So a song about a big spider needs a big booming voice and vice versa. It took me awhile to understand why we were singing the way we were singing, but after I got it, I loved it. I love seeing you think and learn, just like your brother.

You are a such adventurous little boy. You love to take a challenge and will not back down from a physical activity just because it looks scary. I’ve helped you climb the rock walls at the playground which go up for probably 10-12 feet. And you’d do them over and over. You also don’t mind scary and somewhat older kid shows. You have a bigger push and want to watch teen cartoons, which can be scary at times.  We’ve watched Transformers: Prime, GI Joe, Star Wars Clone Wars and other 10 plus year old cartoons and you haven’t been fazed by them.

Your words and sentences are getting much much better. Daddy and Mommy can almost understand every word you say these days and your sentences have full subjects and verbs. You’re getting very good at expressing  yourself when you’re happy, but you still don’t seem to want to or be able to talk when you’re angry. Daddy tells you to use your words, but you just usually show me the crossed arms and pout instead. Don’t worry it’ll all come with time.

You absolutely love swimming and your swim instructor Adriano! We just have to tell you that we’re going swimming and you (and also recently your brother) have been super excited to go and learn how to swim. You have a pair of goggles that you love and it’s one of the most fun times for the whole family. Your Daddy was a swimmer and I lettered in High School on the swim team, so it’s awesome that you’re pursuing something that I can relate to. Keep it up and hopefully within a couple of years you’ll be learning your strokes!

One thing Mommy loves about you growing up is that you no longer wake up screaming at the top of your lungs at 6AM in the morning.  In fact, before you turned two, you used to wake up screaming a few times a night, no one wanted to sleep in the same room with you.  These days you wake quietly, get up, grab your blankie, and go upstair to find Mommy waiting with a bottle of warm chocolate milk.  Thank you so much, Maxie, for the extra hour of sleep.

Daddy and Mommy just want to leave this post reminding you that we love you very very much and we are so excited with how old and capable you have gotten. We can’t wait to see how great you’re going to be when you’re all grown up!

 

Love,

 Daddy and Mommy

Maxie’s 3rd Birthday Celebration

I blinked, then suddenly you are 3 YEARS OLD!!! 

In the morning of your birthday, mommy took this picture (selected from 50+ from different angle and lighting).  You still look so much like when you were a baby.  Mommy love you so much!

 

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Maxie just woke up on his birthday

Opening your first birthday present

Maxie opening his first birthday present, Transformer Grimlock and Bruticus set.

For your birthday celebration, mommy took off two days to properly prepare all the bake goods for your party at day care, ignoring daddy’s advise to “de-scope,” thinking its better to have more than less.  Mommy made: white cupcakes with mint buttercream frosting, cake pops, G1 Bumblebee sugar cookies, and bears on the beach jello cups.  I got to tell you those were two stressful days.  Without help from Mom and Apa, mommy wouldn’t have made it on time.  This time around, mommy had time to make balloon animals!  And that was a huge hit at your class.

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Bears on the Beach jello cups. Thanks for Apa for assembling them all!

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G1 Bumblebee sugar cookies, finished product.

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G1 (generation 1) Bumblebee (Volkswagon Bug) sugar cookie assembly line.

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Cake pops!

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White cupcakes with the most delicious Mint Buttercream frosting.

Your party lasted only 30 minutes.  Little three year old had limited stomach space, especially after candies from the morning’s egg hunt (this year your birthday fell on the Friday before the Easter Weekend).  Most kids loved the G1 Bumblebee cookies and the jello cups.  Maybe next time mommy will take daddy’s advise to de-scope.

Love,

Mommy.

Flo’s Garden in March

As the weather gotten warmer, my garden is coming back to life. 

The blossoms from the blueberry bushes turned into fruits.  There must be hundreds in each bush, and that times eight bushes equal to a constant supply of ripped blueberries.  This is particularly wonderful for Ravi, because foraging for fresh blueberries is the only way he’ll eat them.

 

Blueberries bushes full of fruits

Blueberries bushes full of fruits

Though the tangerine trees haven’t gain much height, they are doing wonderfully well by showing beautiful light green new leaves and covered with fragrant blossoms.

Tangerine Blossoms

Tangerine Blossoms

Half of my thyme border died last year, but the remaining three are thriving.  There’s probably more thyme than I ever need in the kitchen.

Thyme

Thyme

I kind of remember Maxie’s favorite fruit in the backyard to be strawberries last year, though I am not sure if he ate any or just played with them till they became mush.  In any case, I decided that I am going to grow tones of them.  So this is my first batch, store bought.   I do have plans to grow a couple of varieties from seeds; we’ll cover that in a different post.

New strawberries

New strawberries

I got to admit, I really like lamb’s ear.  It has a fantastic texture and a silver highlight to it.  The couple that I plant last year all survived the winter and is doing really well.

Lamb's Ears

Lamb’s Ears

Peach blossoms!  I hope I will be able to eat peach off the tree this year.

Peach blossoms

Peach blossoms

One of the most expensive plants I bought last year was forest pansy, and I had to buy two!  Though they broke my bank, they are indeed beautiful.  The color of leaves changes as the season goes on, so facinating to look at.  A week ago the branches were bare, now they are covered with beautiful pink flowers.  I would expect they will be covered with leaves soon.

Forest Pansy blossomed before beautiful red leaves appeared.

Forest Pansy blossomed before beautiful red leaves appeared.

The saddest casualty in my backyard last year was that all four of my loropetalums ($45 each at 5 gallon)!  I am going to contribute that to lack of soil amentment when they were being planted.  This is another reason why I would never again let someone else plant for me.  This year, I bought the 1.5 gallon version for $15 and added all kinds of compost and fertilizer.  So far, they are doing fantastic!  I hope to keep these alive this year.

Loropetalum, Sizzling Suzanne, in season.

Loropetalum, Sizzling Suzanne, in season.

My beautiful princess lilies, survived the winter with flying colors by adding some much needed green to the garden.  I plan on getting a few more in different color to add to my garden.

Princess Lily

Princess Lily

-Flo 

 

Ravi! You are 5 years old today!

Hi Ravi,

Today you are five years old! Congratulations on turning into a little boy. You have come very far in a very few short years. Your Mommy and Daddy are very proud of you. As always, we just want you to remember what you did when you were just a little five year old.

You’re still heavily into Transformers. You just saw the preview for the new Transformers and, while you would normally be scared of potentially violen scenes, you actually watched it all the way through and told us both how you wanted to see that movie. You still love Optimus Prime and now spend tons of time creating ‘picture’ books of your favorite Transformers. Your grandpa got you a Metroplex and we got you a Devastator for Christmas and this year your grandpa got you a power-up Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme for your birthday! We even gave all of  your classmates a Kre0 Micro-changer Transformer in their goodie bag for your birthday party.

You still love Legos! We see you spend tons of time each night playing with your Legos. It is wonderful to see that building spirit and drive manifest in you and we also love to see the ‘cool’ design concepts you keep coming up for a Lego Optimus Prime. We went and saw the Lego movie a while back, and let me remind you, it was awesome!!  True to the movie, your Daddy follows the rules every day and drinks his daily cup of overpriced coffee. We all loved the Lego movie and we were so happy to see  you actually sit through nearly the entire movie. (You still wanted to leave after an hour, but I was able to convince you to stick it out.) We can’t wait for you to join the Lego league next year, and don’t worry, Daddy won’t butt in and join with you. You can do this all by yourself if that’s what you want.

You have taken to calling Daddy a bad daddy all the time. While it breaks my heart every time I hear you say this, I just want you to know that I still love you very much. I tell your Mom all the time about how I love your hobbies and am so nervous about whether you’ll love the same hobbies that your Daddy does. I just want you to know that even if you don’t love the hobbies that I do, I will always encourage you in your interests. Your Daddy just wants to be the ‘wind beneath your wings’. I don’t want to force you to be like me or to mold you into what I or anyone expects you to be… I just want you to be comfortable and confident being Ravi. And remember, I still and always will love you!

You are much more independent than you were even a year ago. I can watch you play by yourself for hours only occasionally yelling at Mommy and Daddy for the juice you want right now! That is a big improvement over last year. You still are afraid of being alone, but I believe that you are a lot braver than you’ve ever been before. And always remember you’re growing taller, stronger, and older (just like Will.I.am says)!

My dear Ravi, mommy wants to remind you that you have always been and will be the most amazing thing in my life.  You taught me to love bigger and braver.  While I never thought it could be possible, my love for you and your brother grows each day, and it’s so enormous that it would blow your mind!   You have such a sparkle in you, such creativity!  Your little hands are capable of drawing and building so many mind boggling contraptions!  Last night when we lay in bed, you told me about the planets in our solar system, saturn has rings, pluto is no longer considered a planet… When did you learn all this stuff? Why are you growing so fast that mommy can no longer keep up?  If I can ask anything of you, please always be my boy, when you are five, fifteen, or fifty.  Mommy wants nothing more than to have the privilege of being a part of your life.

Love,

Daddy and Mommy

 

Ravi’s 5th Birthday Party

Ravi turned 5 today!  I wanted to make this a major celebration for him, because it is definitely very special for me and Mario.  This is also his last birthday to celebrate with his current classmates before each head to a different Kindergarten in the fall.  I had a long wishlist and knew that I was going to spend a long time in preparation, so I took two days off from work for this event.  On my list of things to make are: cupcakes with frosting, layered jello cups, cake pops, and transformer cookies.  Believe me, it did take two long days of hardwork to make two to three dozen of each!

Here are the sweets:

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Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Caramel Buttercream frosting.

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Decepticons and Autobots cookies.

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Cake pops.

 I also had balloon animals on my list but I ran out of time to make them prior to the party.  I knew it wouldn’t work making them real time since I wanted to help serve the kids and take tons of picture, so that idea got scratched.  I hope I can add that in for Maxie’s party.

There were lots of tasting prior to the party.  So my inital three dozens of each turned into …two dozen of each… if we were lucky.

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Check out my cake pops!

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Cake pop for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

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Better get some cake pops before brother finished them all!

 

Ravi’s birthday party at school was a huge hit.  The teachers and students couldn’t believe we brought all the food and toys!  It was fabulous.  I loved to watch the kids eat and chat with each other with so much delight.  My time was definitely worth it!  It is the best birthday party we’ve given to Ravi.

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Ravi celebrated his 5th birthday with his classmates, with his brother close by his side. Check out the layered jello cups.

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Happy kids equal a good birthday party.

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Funny boy!

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Hanging wth his friends.

  

All our hard work paid off!  Ravi had a very happy birthday, and we were all there celebrating with him.  I will always remember this day.

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Ahhh, I am finally five!

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Maxie and Daddy at Ravi’s birthday party.

 

-Flo.