Happy Birthday, Scott! I cannot believe my first baby is 11 today. Really, where does the time go?? He'll be in 6th grade this next year. In summary, I'm getting old. jk
Scott had a "family" birthday this year. I made the mistake of starting when Scott was three years old and having birthday parties with friends and planned activities and such for Scott and the other three boys since then. And I'm tired! No really, we decided that the kids can have friend birthday parties every other year and we'll do our family birthday bash the other years.
I am not sure Scott's ever eaten more in one day, but by the time his ice cream cake came around at the end of the day, he barely got some of it down. We went to Steak N Shake for lunch and Scott ate a salad, onion rings (ewwee), a double cheeseburger and at least 3/4 of a HUGE milk shake. THEN, Kevin took the three older boys to see the movie, Up, and I took Sam home. While at the movie, the boys shared the most giant popcorn I've ever seen (although they didn't even eat half of it), because Kevin also bought them each their own box of candy. Parker came home and said he didn't feel good. He had all the same things for lunch (except fries instead of nasty onion rings). He thinks he is as big as Scott and should get all the same things. It's rather funny and I love that he wants to be just like his big brother. But he only ate about half of everything, and only maybe 1/4 of the shake. I'd wondered if they would even be able to eat the big dinner Scott decided on for his dinner a few hours later and my awesome ice cream "cake" I'd made.
Scott decided he wanted grilled steaks for dinner. He went with Kevin to pick them out and they came back with 6 giant steaks (Bob and Tes came over for dinner). We had all kinds of veggies and fruit and salads with dinner, but Scott could only eat about half his steak and some blueberries. We waited about an hour until it was late enough to have dessert. THIS---
Super Duper Ice Cream Cake (without cake)
On the bottom is a brownie layer, then Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream, then Super Fudge Brownie Ice Cream, then Chocolate Chip Ice Cream and finally in scoops all over the top are those same three flavors and a Peanut Butter Monster Cookie Ice Cream (all Blue Bunny brand). Drizzled on the top is chocolate and caramel flavored Smuckers Magic Shell, plain and peanut M&Ms and colorful sprinkles. Does this not look like the coolest birthday cake ever? I thought it turned out pretty cool!
Ready for some singing and blowing out of the candles.
Scott getting his pucker ready for the big blow out! (Hurry, the ice cream is melting! jk)
Do not be grossed out by the nasty, dirty blinds in the background! If you have shades right next to your dinner table, how do yours look? Maybe you should inspect them and clean them if you're going to be taking pictures. Okay, huh. How about that? (Okay, I feel better now.)
Got 'em all with one big blow!
I was a little worried about how hard it might be to cut the "cake". Would the brownie still be frozen solid? It actually cut beautifully! It had been out of the freezer for about 15 minutes. Once I started serving it, I didn't get any more pictures, other than this--
I'm happy with the way the layers turned out. After slicing Scott the first piece that was bigger than his head, he STILL added more Magic Shell to his bowl. What is up with that stuff? I remember my dad and brothers loving it, too. Do NOT look at the "nutrition" label. That stuff has 18, count them, 18 grams of fat per 2 tablespoons! What in the world is that stuff made of? Well, you only have a birthday once a year, right! Scott ate about 95% of his serving. When I served Parker his, he complained that Scott got a much bigger piece. We didn't give in and just gave Parker his smaller serving. Parker ended up eating only about 5% of his! Silly boy!
Next time you've got a birthday dessert to make and your loved one(s) don't like cake, especially frosting, make this--everyone will love it! ; )
And now, some more pictures of Scott's big day.
After playing this Punch Out game with the boys for a while, Kevin told me you really get quite a workout from it. Maybe I'll try it sometime. I can just see me now. ha
Scottie excitedly exclaimed, "I got a brown box!" It was more Wii stuff.
"Woohoo, another brown box!"
I gave Scott a bunch of candy and goodies, his own box of cereal and a 2 liter of root beer that he doesn't have to share with anyone. He's pretty pleased with it. The dentist won't be. Sigh.
We love you, Scottie!