Monday, June 29, 2009

scarlett: stinking up the place since 2007

june 28, 2007

june 28, 2009

reagan with the requisite one-eyed pirate smile whilst antagonizing scarlett by touching her head. reagan only pesters scarlett in one way. he must touch her head. they don't hit, they don't wrestle, they don't really tease each other. reagan has all of his big brotherly annoyances reduced to one annoyed touch of the head. i have seen the physical anguish in his face when he is trying to make the decision to annoy her or not. sometimes when i am watching he will forgo the head touch and just touch her head with his nose. i think he thinks that i am convinced that he is kissing her, but i know better. he is merely disguising his pester as an endearing touch. which it is anything but.

a brief tutorial on making a scarlett o'hara birthday cake:
1. go to your local craft store and spend some time in the cake decorating aisle.
2. become discouraged at the time and economic commitment that a cake of this magnitude is going to require.
3. drive to the local grocery store bakery.
4. have the head baker modify the belle disney princess cake into a make-shift scarlett o'hara.

and so it turns out looking like this:
which is a far cry from this:
5. vow that next year's scarlett o'hara cake will make this year's abysmal scarlett faux'hara cake very distant memory.

happy birthday scarlett grace!


Emily C said...

what a sweetie. can't even believe scarlett is two already. she is quite darling.

that local red head did a pretty good job on the make shift scarlett cake. actually, i give more credit to you, with your art direction. b/c without your idea of the red sash, it would still be a belle cake.

i'm sure next years cake will blow this one out of the water.

happy belated birthday sweet little scarlett.

Jessica said...

scarlett faux'hara -- hahahahaha. you are such a fun and glamorous mom. your kids are so lucky.

scarlett sure is cute. i love that reagan has already mastered his role as big brother. they learn so young, don't they.

Sarah said...

thought i'd get in line after emily and jessica :)

happy 2nd birthday cute little scarlett! props for even attempting a scarlett ohara cake and like jessica i laughed out loud at scarlett faux'hara!

Livin' Single said...

awwww!! so cute! that cake is great; i love it!! come visit me.

Will and Natalie Giddens said...

Two years goes by so quickly!

And don't fret, I'm sure you'll have many, many MANY more opportunities to somehow incorporate Scarlett O'Hara and GWTW into SGS's birthday. At least take comfort in the fact that she'll never remember this one. I can see it now: Sweet Sixteen with Mom Heidi dressed up as Scarlett O'Hara and Big T as Rhett Butler. You'd better BELIEVE MTV will come a'calling to tape that! It'll be off the heezy fo sheezy.

Stimpson's said...

That cake is too funny! Happy Birthday, Scarlett!

The High Family- said...

Wow, I wouldn't have even attempted that cake, we stick to easy things like elephants! She is a doll. Happy birthday to your cute little girl!!

Paula said...

Scarlett is such a cutie. I love that Reagan already knows how to get her goat and if touching her head is the only thing, you are pretty lucky.

Good job on the cake and I echo Natalie-there were will be so many more opportunities to come.

Nicole said...

Happy Birthday!!! She and reagan have gotten so big! We need to plan a visit!! Miss you1

Meredith said...

Happy Birthday to Scarlett!

(Her cake turned out way cute!)

Becca said...

wow. what a belt. far cry indeed.

Happy Birthday, Scarlett!

Jess said...

I am laughing so hard!! Please send that cake to
One of my favorite blogs...second to only yours!!