"Mama," my ten-year-old son said this morning. "Happy Birthday!"
"Why thank you," I said. "Nice of you to remember!"
"I have something for you," he announced.
"Really?" I asked. "What is it?"
"A masterpiece." Bubba presented me this lovely picture:
"It's a portrait of you, Mama!"
"It's beautiful," I said. "I'm going to frame it and put it in the Louvre next to the Mona Lisa!"
Then my daughter came in and modified it (with Bubba's permission), so that now looks like this:
(If you look very closely, you can see that the face in the portrait is wearing contacts, just like me.)
Aren't my kids talented?
Now I'm going to go eat this cake that my daughter made:
And then I'm going to eat the one my husband is making.
And then I'm going to stop eating cake, and go on a diet!
Happy Birthday to one of my favorite authors!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Janie! You are my favorite editor and blog mom!Delete
Happy birthday! Enjoy that cake! And enjoy the next cake!ReplyDelete
I've enjoyed all the cakes. Now I think I have to run an extra mile to burn off all the calories! ;0)Delete
(I forgot to mention that I'm sending you an internet cake so you can enjoy that too.)ReplyDelete
Haha! You're so thoughtful. I'm sure it will be delicious!Delete
Happy Birthday! lol I can see the resemblance in the pictureReplyDelete
It's amazing how closely I resemble the picture! ;0)Delete
Hahahaha, great ending. Fantastic fun post.ReplyDelete
And it had pictures - just for you! ;0)Delete
Happy Cake Day!ReplyDelete
Kids alway give the best gifts!
Yes, they do!Delete
Happy Birthday! How fun that both kids contributed to the birthday picture. :) Enjoy the cakes and your special day.ReplyDelete
That made the picture extra special!Delete
Happy belated birthday!ReplyDelete
Happy belated birthday! Talented children, the picture looks fantastic! hope you had a great day and enjoyed all that lovely cakeReplyDelete
I had an awesome day! Family and friends always make birthdays the best!Delete
Happy Birthday! And definitely eat all the cake :DReplyDelete
It's already almost gone! Cake doesn't last long at my house!Delete
Happy Birthday! That looks like a tasty cake. I hope you enjoy your special day.ReplyDelete
It was. And so was the one my husband made. I had a marvelous birthday!Delete
yep, hire them as bakers not as picture drawers :)ReplyDelete
Haha! I'll tell them you said so. ;0)Delete
Happy birthday! Eat all the cake you want.ReplyDelete
I did. And now I have a tummy ache! ;0)Delete
How sweet! Happy birthday!ReplyDelete
Hi, Sherry. Very talented kids. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! No calories in the cake when you eat it on your birthday. ; )ReplyDelete
Right. Who's counting calories, anyway? It's my birthday!Delete
Two cakes! What a great day in the Ellis house!ReplyDelete
Happy birthday Sherry!
Lots of cake! And it's already almost gone!Delete
Wait I was with you up until you said "then I'm going to stop eating cake". Why on earth would you ever stop??? That's crazy talk!ReplyDelete
Do you know how much cake I've eaten in the last two months? It's been one birthday after the other. I think I've gained at least five pounds!Delete
Happy birthday! :) Your kids are so sweet and talented.ReplyDelete
My kids are awesome!Delete
A beautiful present from your children. Happy Belated Birthday. The cake looks yummy.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Mason. My daughter did a really good job with it, and it smelled delicious when it came out of the oven!Delete
Enjoy your cake....Pics were great that the kids made of you, with contacts, too!ReplyDelete
I thought the contacts were quite a novel idea!Delete
¡Feliz Cumpleaños, Sherry!ReplyDelete
Mucho gracias, amigo!Delete
Happy birthday. That cake looks AWESOME!ReplyDelete
It was awesome!Delete
Just remember - eating cake is a diet. It's not a good one, but it's a diet nonetheless.ReplyDelete
Happy belated birthday!
Haha! Yeah. One that adds fat to your figure!Delete
Happy Birthday and your kids are adorable.ReplyDelete
Thank you! And yes, I have to agree, my kids are adorable!Delete
Happy Birthday!! Here's to more cake!ReplyDelete
Haha! Yay for cake!Delete