Chapter 62-Birthday Boy

Apparently, nothing says happy fourth birthday like a lamb and a were-rabbit.

It could have been a rocket, a hedgehog or even a train. But for his fourth birthday Raffie really just wanted a Wallace and Gromit cake. Not just any old Wallace and Gromit cake, but one from The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

This is the second year he’d asked for Wallace and Gromit so Daddy and I spent most of the week leading up to his party making tiny vegetables and trying to find the best way to get a Were-Rabbit silhouette to stay on the side of a cake.

The Were-Rabbit cake-a vegetable odyssey.

The Were-Rabbit cake-a vegetable odyssey.

It might have been a bit weird and slightly wonky (with six layers of cake inside it) but I am pleased to report he was happy with it, even though he was too excited to eat it for two days. And the second cake I had to make when I realised he didn’t have a birthday cake on his actual birthday.

The second cake.

The second cake.

Devoid of a bouncy castle and an entertainer, Daddy had the brainwave of asking a friend if he could bring his lamb to the party and it seems that you’re never too young or too old to appreciate the smaller creatures in life.

Making new friends.

Making new friends.

For our own baby, it’s going to be a year of change. Starting school in September is going to be a huge change for all of us.

We can only hope the words “Hear me in the face Mummy”, and the phase of running into people at high speed are two things which may be left at school doorstep.

But while there’s were-rabbits and jelly and lambs, at least one of us is taking a year of change in his stride, along with more cake than any of us have been able to eat-so far.

Telling his friends a story at his birthday lunch.

Telling his friends a story at his birthday lunch.

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23 thoughts on “Chapter 62-Birthday Boy

  1. Oh bless, what an amazing cake, my two love that movie too. My daughter still runs into people at speed and she’ll be 6 next month, not sure they every grow out of it!

    • Hello there, thank you, it’s a cracking movie isn’t it, and even though we’ve seen it a million times it never fails to make me smile! Ah, thanks for the tip-I will be managing my expectations with that one then! xx

  2. Wow to the cake and I love the baby lamb idea, bottle feeding any abandoned lambs or goats here on the farm is always popular with all age of children. I hope all goes well for school in September. #MagicMoments

  3. He reminds me of my son when he is turned 4 (with long hair too) and will start school. Its so much I thought and I am so wishing that he would get through all the changes unscathed. My son is okay and he is gliding through life well. Kids are so good with changes. I wish your son the best in being 4! #magicmoments

    • Hello there, yes me too-it’s a worrying time but I think you are right, and they are better with change than we are perhaps! Thank you so much, and I wish yours all the best with starting school-exciting times! xxx

  4. That is a brilliant cake! and a lamb at his party too 🙂 I’m a dinnerlady at an infants school and I can safely assure you that all four year olds run into people at full speed 🙂 so don’t worry about that!

  5. aww happy belated birthday little guy! .. this year i am terrified yet happy at all the changes my little 4 year old will be going through ..
    Thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

    p.s that cake looks amazing

  6. That is an amazing cake. I wouldn’t even know where to start! Happy 4th Birthday Raffie, I’m sure you had a great day. Good luck for you all for all of the future changes, they come around so quickly!

  7. Awww happy birthday and what a fab were-rabbit cake! I’m not surprised he was just too excited to eat it and having a little woolly visitor must have been wonderful.
    My daughter still runs at speed to me if she’s had a good day, it’s almost skittle and ball situation – but she is nearly as tall as me (gulp!)
    Big changes afoot for Raffie but I’m sure he’ll take them in his stride, thanks for linking up with #SSAmazingAchievements

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