For Ben's birthday I made my famous multi-colored cupcakes. I always debate on a DQ ice cream cake or multi-colored home mades, and this year the cupcakes won.
Actually now that I think about it, last year I ventured out and made the smores rice crispy treats instead, which were dangerously delicious.
Six colors this year: bright blue, dark blue, red, yellow, purple and green. I omitted the pink because I was trying to make it manlier, but the purple/red kind of pink-ized it anyway.
Below were 2012's version:
Below is the cake version (2011 [hi Abercrombie]):
Another 2011 version:
B3 wasn't too interested in opening gifts; I'll assume that will change sooner than later. He does like to rattle the paper, however. It's pretty fun having a kid and sharing every moment and adventure with him.
And a plug for our giant shrimp birthday dinner, the biggest shrimp that Costco has to offer.
And a birthday week lunch date to the new Kneaders:
Plus birthday swim time with the little guy and his ever tooth growing grin. #whatachamp