I started blogging when Pierce was 3. Two weeks ago, he turned 11! We had some family come to celebrate and it just happened to be on the actual birthday of my aunt, Pam.
I didn't have time to do a cake that week. So I took Pierce to Sam's to pick something out. We were flipping through the cake book and Pierce complained, "Mom, I'm TOO old for decorated cakes!". So I told him that it was Pam's birthday too, and that she liked decorated cakes. So he picked out a cake for Pam. All with an air of "I'm just humoring my great aunt, but I am much too old for decorated cakes".
A couple of summers ago we went to see The Secret Life of Pets with Pam and George, so Pierce picked that out as her theme. Plus, Pam is an avid dog-lover. Pierce then chose the most boyish frosting colors he could find.
He sure didn't complain any when he was gobbling up those teal blue frosted flowers! Thank goodness we had Pam around to thank for our cake this year. A birthday without any cake sure would be a sad affair. I'm guessing this whole incident officially puts Pierce into that "tween" category.