In our house we are big Curious George fans. Not necessarily the classic books (although they are good too), I'm talking about the PBS cartoon (http://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/games/#1) Not only are they funny & entertaining, they teach great math & science principals. I was thrilled when we were at the zoo and saw an owl; my son said, "Hey Mom - that animal is Nocturnal like a raccoon"
Here is the cake I fashioned for his 4th birthday party. When I asked him what kind of cake he wanted he said a yellow hat cake. It took me a long time to come up with a plan for that! I made four round cakes in descending sizes & then put yellow fondant over top. To top it off I put a fondant monkey hanging from the top. He was so thrilled. The week before his party he would stand before the cake table & admire the cake. Then he'd giggle & start clapping - so worth it!!
Here are some bananas I created out of fondant. Aren’t they fun!Here was everyone's place setting. I included a personalized "banana" sugar cookie at everyone's spot. These sugar cookies are one of my specialties!
I started putting up the kids pictures up on a wall for their birthdays. It is fun to look back & see how they've grown! Besides, what else am I going to do with all the free 8x10’s I’ve gotten over the years =-)