Monday, August 24, 2015

Six Years Old

On the eight Cort and Reid turned six years old.  Hard to believe - they have grown up on the blog.  Sometimes I go back and read posts from the early days, when they were infants.  Sometimes I even have trouble telling which is which, although when they were born I had no trouble at all, because they were (and always have been) so different.

When we were at the beach the twins fell in love with a show on Nickelodeon called Teen Titans Go.  We don't have a television at home, so they had never seen it before.  They wanted a cake for their birthday.

I don't like fondant ice cream, so I always attempt to make a cake with traditional buttercream.  An added complication this year is that Cort is on a modified diet as we attempt to find ways to help his psoriasis.  But I managed to make a cake, and they were delighted.


We had a very fun day with family, and two days later the twins went off to first grade.

Readers, do you have any memories from first grade?
 

28 comments:

Angie said...

Happy Birthday Boys!!!!
Your cake looks so delicious xxx

Out on the prairie said...

My first grade class was combined with a second grade class, only 17 kids.

CatTales said...

Hard to believe they are SIX! Great photo of them with your cake.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Reid and Cort! The cake looks so pretty and delicious.

When I was in first grade, I had chicken pox and mumps, so I missed 2 weeks of school. :-(

Linda E said...

The cake looks good and fun for the boys! Hard to believe they are in first grade. Time goes by entirely too fast. Enjoy while they are young. First grade....my goodness no, I have no memories, it was 69 years ago! lol Have a great Monday. By the way, I applaud you for not having a tv at home!

Linda E said...

Hard to believe the boys are already in the first grade. It will be very quiet at your house today! lol The cake looks so good and fun as well. I applaud you for not having a tv at home! Have a great Monday.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Happy Birthday Cort and and Reid!
Love the cake.

Bas said...

Heerlijke zeer kostbare momenten.

Maggid said...

I DO have plenty of First Grade memories - If i behaved i would get to play the auto-harp and lead class singing . . We had a teacher who would bring her class in, they would sit on the floor - every one of us would practice best behavior because she told the Best Stories Ever . . .

I surely do enjoy visiting you blog . . thank you for taking the time to share with us.

Sally said...

I can hardly believe myself those little boys are SIX already. My goodness, time - where does it go?

Their cake looks awesome, Lisa! So strange that you mention chocolate butter cream as I've never made that, but last night made another kind for the first time. You must tell me sometime how you add chocolate to the butter cream. :)

I do remember first grade; we were living in Washington state a LONG time ago. :)

xoxo

Karen S. said...

Super sweet! Happy birthday.

alissa apel said...

Happy Birthday to them!

In first grade I had the best teacher that would help me read. She was so nice. I remember that. My mom liked her so much that she asked for me to have her again. She moved up teaching 2nd grade.

mail4rosey said...

So fun to have the cake!! My son likes that show. ;) Happy Birthday to your handsome boys!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

Holy moly they are growing up fast. Happy belated birthday to them

Enie Dub said...

Well done on the cake and Happy Birthday to the boys!

Gail Dixon said...

Already in first grade???!! Happy birthday to two adorable boys. My mom made me pose with my book sack in front of our house and also outside the classroom. I'm glad she did that.

Lin said...

Happy Birthday to the guys!! Isn't it amazing how fast they grow up?

Michael Manning said...

Happy Birthday to Cort and Reid! And what a great looking cake. The boys all have such cool names too! Yes, of course I have memories, so I'll pick just one: I had the same teacher in Kindergarten and First Grade (note the caps). One day, I decided to run away from school. Our classroom was the closest to a circular drive way with a flagpole. So, I ran with the teacher chasing me (in pumps as I recall). Looking back, she reminded me of of a girl who could have a convincing "Batgirl" (in the television series). But I could hear kids in the classroom behind me, by now in a near riot. I was caught at the flagpole. I blame a lack of conditioning, and impossibly bad shoes. My mother was called. The day didn't end well. Strangely, I'm still proud of my actions. A sort of a Tom Cruise in "Mission Impossible"--which it was! ;)

Terra Heck said...

Happy birthday to them. That's a darling cake.
I've been blogging for five years and sometimes go back on my old posts. It's crazy how much kids change in looks and actions over the years.

Endah Murniyati said...

Happy birthday boys! Wish you all the best!

Small Kucing said...

Happy Birthday Cort and Reid ☺

Annette said...

Happy birthday to Cort and Reid! We're starting first grade too but not until the 31st. I don't have too many memories from first grade other than I know I was behind in my reading... I'm hoping Lewie will have way more fun memories than I did. I'm sure your two boys will have lots of happy memories too. Sometimes I wish we didn't have a TV at home...

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Happy birthday to them! You're doing a great job as a mom, Lisa.

Vision By Mila said...

I'll have to go read old posts now! Happy Birthday!

Tanya Breese said...

happy birthday boys!! i wish i had thought to blog when b and d were born but honestly, i didn't even know what a blog was i think lol...it would be neat to go back and read the early days...but i think b and d were probably in kindergarten when i started mine because we were still in georgia and moved up here when they were starting 1st grade...man time flies! hope they had a terrific birthday!

Jenny Scheldberg said...

I'm sorry but I cannot get to your Pinterest page to follow you. I can pin your stuff but I can't follow your actual page. Do you have a link on your blog here that I'm not seeing?

Linda said...

Nice looking cake! Congrats to the twins on their birthday and on going to school.

Starry Dawn said...

HI LISA,
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO YOUR TWINS, CORT & REID!!
I AM SO SORRY I AM LATE...
YOUR BIRTHDAY CAKE LOOKS DELICIOUS.
I AM SURE YOU ALL HAD A GREAT BIRTHDAY PARTY.
HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME WITH YOUR BOYS!!
MANY BLESSINGS,
STARRY.