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The Nat Pack: The super fashionable, super mod, super hip family consisting of Nat, Pete, Jakob, Brock, Troy, and Ivy. Like The Rat Pack, only younger, cuter, and not as rich or famous.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


My Troy boy turned "flea" (or, three, for those of you who don't speak Troyese) last Monday. (Yes, I suck right now getting posts up in a timely manner. I hope to remedy that soon. Ish.)

For Troy's birthday, we went to McDonald's, and then to the park where it was stinking hot out. Then that night we had my family over for presents and cake.

This time around, I decided that instead of spending $20 on a cake that is generally pretty gross - cute, but not all that tasty - I would try my hand at putting something onto a cake by myself. It took me about 2 or 3 hours, but I decorated Mickey Mouse. I'm sure it's not the best piece of cakework out there, but at least it's not a cake wreck. Hopefully. I did, however, have to talk Troy down from Bumblebee to something slightly easier, but he was happy with it.

Troy got some clothes (which he was like, uh, what's up with this?), and a Mickey Mouse toy, that his sister and Brock and he have all been fighting over since, and a transformer that Jakob has kind of adopted, and a "walmart" (which is a lawnmower). He LOVES that lawnmower. He seriously pushed it around the yard for an hour straight. It blows bubbles and everything.

And for your enjoyment, some Troyisms:
flea = three
sprinkler = sparkler
sparkler = sprinkler
walmart = lawnmower
Rice Christmas trees = Rice Krispie Treats
I'm not naked = he really IS naked
I'm not poopy = he just pooped in his diaper

And for even more enjoyment, a slide show. And the angels started singing when they beheld its glory.


Automobile Birdsinger said...

Your cake looks awesome! Totally impressive!!!!!

Kelly said...

Man they grow up fast. He looks so much older already. The cake looks fantastic. I bought a little lego set that Mark is going to put together and I will place that on the cake. That is as creative as I get!

Momza said...

Flea year olds are so fun! And yours is adorable!

Super Mom said...

The cake looks awsome! Definitely not wrecky at all. Happy Birthday to Troy. What a nice brother to share all of his new toys- except the walmart maybe. I think it is time for another trip to come see you guys!

Jennifer said...

Great job on the cake Nat! Sounds like a fun birthday!

Mindy H. said...

The cake does look great... you might have a back-up profession their if you ever get tired of the whole "super mom" thing you've got going on now.

And as for Troy...well, I don't think they make kids cuter than him. You really have a keeper!

Karlenn said...

When I saw "flea" as your title, I was like, "Oh my gosh! Someone at Nat's house has fleas???" I don't know why I thought that. I'm weird. Thanks for the slideshow that I can steal some pics from. :)

Anonymous said...

Love the title!:) Don't worry, I'm more behind on my posts than you are!!

Looks like Troy had a great birthday!! and he got some great new toys too. My kids would be jealous! LOL