Wordful Wednesday-Birthday’s & Birthday Cakes

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January is a BIG Birthday month for us at the Seven Clown Circus.  The three oldest celebrate their birthday so it’s always a crazy time planning and executing family and  friend parties, not to mention delivering class treats.   By the end of the month I’m definitely all partied out.  In fact, when the doctor told me that the twins were due in January I actually did get tears in my eyes.  I didn’t know how I’d do FIVE January birthdays.   They (the twins) took pity on me and came in November.

That’s beside the point though.  The point of my post is this:

I have three children who have birthdays that  fall in January and I have a sister in law that makes said children amazing birthday cakes out of the goodness of her heart.  I’m SO grateful, and my kids are too because my cakes don’t look or taste like hers.

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    I love how Jeff (I’m guessing it’s Jeff) is holding back Garrett. So funny.
    Those are really good looking cakes. I might have to steal the strawberry cake. It is sooo cute.

    I would have cried for you if all 5 of your circus had birthdays in the same month. That is financially, physically and emotionally draining. 🙂

    Happy Happy!!

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    Your January is our January, except I only have to plan one kiddie party. The other two birthdays are my mom’s and my husband’s and we simply have dinner out.

    Those are fabulous cakes! I wish I can make cakes like those.

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    All those cakes would definitely throw a kink in my efforts to be healthy! At least you have enough people to eat most of the cakes, right? When we make birthday cake it is around FOREVER…. or at least until I eat it.

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    from one cake maker to another (well to your sis anyway) LOVE the cakes!! and I love that you let each one have an individual cake and you don’t combine any parties!! How did your kids get so big – what are you feeding them? Oh yeah, it’s that CA sunshine! Of which I need lots of right now! no sun in weeks!

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    Wow, good thing the twins saved you from the 5-birthday craziness!! That would be extra circus-like! 😉

    The cakes look almost too good to eat, almost…

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    FAbulous cakes but the kids…the kids are the best part of those pics for sure. 🙂

    We don’t have any birthdays in the same month in our immediate family but our extended family has FOUR on April Fools Day!!

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    I LOVE your kids’ cakes! Did you make them all?

    Amazingly, our birthdays are spread out–January, March, May, June, August, October, and December. Is that crazy or what?

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    Happy Birthday to your beautiful kiddies! Those cakes look delicious too! YUM!
    ps I’m guessing that january is not a good month in your house to start a diet????

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    those are amazing!!!!!!!!!! I only have 2 kids. Maybe she can make them for my kids too? She can even spend a few months planning since they are summer bdays.

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    Such cute cakes!

    I could not even imagine if you had to celebrate 5 birthdays in January…that would be insane! Three is probably hard to juggle, but way more manageable than 5. You would need to use February as a vacation month! LOL

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    Wow, those cakes are amazing looking! I wish any of my sisters in law were that talented! (At least then they’d have ONE redeeming quality! LOL)

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    Oh my gosh! I can not even imagine that many Birthdays! WOW! Just my one baby has a Birthday in January! I feel bad for him a little because it seems like everyone is all Christmas’d out by the time his rolls around.

    Your kids are SO cute.

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    Happy birthday guys! I didn’t know January was so crazy for you! Chris and Kate are 2 days apart in Jan. So Chris always gets the shaft. 2 cakes in 2 days is just 2 much!
    Your SIL is an angel, and her cakes are gorgeous! Love that Strawberry!

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    Those are adorable cakes!! I love the strawberry one!
    I have one whose birthday will always fall over Memorial Day weekend and the other on Labor Day weekend….they are going to hate me when no one can come to their parties when they get older!

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    cakes are fun (not that I have had much cake fun I leave that up to others like your sis in law. Those are cool cakes though and three Jan birthdays wow I guess that takes care of everyone but the twins and then theirs is on the same day. Boy are you effecient!! ha ha

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    Yeah ours is all year long. Birthdays and anniversaries in jan feb april may july August September November and then December so its all year for all of us. LOL I could handle a whole month of cakes.

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    She does make really cool cakes! yum.

    Ahh the sharing of family.

    Glad the twins choose a different month 🙂 Save some of the party for later .

    Happy Belated birthday to your babies.

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    I bet that’s exactly how my mom felt with 3 of us kids having birthdays in December – me, then my brother and sister (who are twins) a year and 3 days later. 😉 I didn’t realize your twins share a birthday month with Princess Nagger! 🙂

    Happy (belated) Birthday to your adorable kids! So nice of the SIL to make their cakes! 🙂

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    WOW—those cakes are AH-MAY-ZING! Dude, you have to post some of her recipes/decorating tips… I want to know how to make that strawberry cake!

    Happy WW (and belated b-day to all the babies)!

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    I thought it was bad that I had 2 in October….3? BUSY BUSY BUSY!!

    Cakes look wonderful — what a blessing to you! I hope that everyone had a fantastic birthday and got to feel so special on their special days!!

    Happy WW!!

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    Those cakes are amazing! I wish mine turned out half that well.

    Happy birthday to all of the kids and good job to mom! Our busy month is in April. It seems like EVERYONE in the extended family is then. Our immediate family is not too bad. My youngest and I are a week apart and my oldest follows us up tomorrow. He will be 10 and I cannot believe it!

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    Desert Rose Moments says

    New follower here! Feel free to stop by my blog! I found you through another blog and decided to join in on WW.

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    we are sooo into bday cakes here these days. i just might have to pull this post up and do a little singing and serving of cake! sofia is loving the idea…we’ll see! your kids are precious as always!

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    Love the cakes! I’ll bet that Batman cake was fun for everyone to eat – black teeth & tongue 🙂 You are very lucky. I make our kids cakes and it takes so much time. Great shots of beautiful kids 🙂

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    Hey, just came over from Jen’s place at Buried with Children. Great carnival. Maybe I’ll get a chance to join next week.

    I also saw you posted on my prompt (10 things you didn’t know before you become Mom) from Mama Kat’s. One of mine is that my bathtub needs a garbage disposal (triplets +spinach ravioli = yuck in the tub!).

    Great blog!


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    I will be understanding your pain soon enough this summer. My third child in do in July and we already have two birthdays in July with my youngest and me.

    Those are some beautiful cakes! Do you think your SIL will take pity on me, too? 😉

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    FYI…my birthday is March 19 and I’d love you forever if you could finagle one of those strawberry cakes for me.

    Know that watching my kids the first weekend in March so that I can go to Baltimore is also not off the table yet.


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    candice says

    Wow..I didn’t realize you had that many in January. Love the cakes. She does a great job, and how sweet of her?! Thank you for the flat Lexi. She was so excited when she brought the pictures home the other day. Grace’s baptism pictures are so beautiful. Hope she had a great day.

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    Hey! Just found your blog-looking for worldess wednesdays. I LOVE the batman cake- my son is a huge fan! His birthday is in July. I might have to steal it! LOL!

    Following you now!

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    Hi! I’m dropping by from Karie’s blog! I love those birthday cakes! I remember my mom making us killer birthday cakes when we were kids particularly a princess castle with ice cream cones on it!

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    Wow! I wish your cake-baking sister-in-law with the good heart lived around here! The children are precious.

    Finally posted my Wordful Wednesday!! In the midst of studying for the SC bar exam and attending classes — and I’m an OLD woman. Have put aside posting for a while but today I had something SO funny that I just had to share!!!


    Thanks for taking time to visit during this hectic time of concentrated study by me.

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    I’m cheating a little bit on this topic, but still playing along! Man, those cakes look incredible! I love the strawberry. 🙂 Can she make me one for my birthday? June 26… save the date! LOL

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    That Batman cake is so cool! And the girls’ cakes are beautiful too, but I just made my little guy a Star Wars cake this weekend so I have boy cakes on the brain.

    Happy birthday to your big three!

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