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Monday, October 22, 2012

A Triple Birthday Celebration


Of course there had to be a train-themed cake!
Peanut butter cake with chocolate-peanut butter frosting.
And the boys loved the train in the tunnel!



Yesterday, we took the boys to That's Entertrainment in Cincinnati.
It's the world's largest indoor electric train display.
They've been before and really love it.


Then we came home and sang, blew out the candles and had cake.
Well, they didn't have cake, but the rest of us did! :)
I did offer, but they all turned up their noses. ha.



They picked out so many DVDs and other gifts in the 
gift shop, that we decided that those, along with the
tickets for the train display, were way more than generous
for birthday gifts.  The gifts I had bought have been put
away for Christmas!  Hey, I can say that I've already 
started my Christmas shopping! ha.


It was a fun day and the guys really enjoyed themselves!




Happy 19th birthday, boys!
And thanks so much for all of your good wishes to them
the last few days.  You guys are great!

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    1. and I love their expressions! They look super pleased!

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    2. I think they enjoyed the day very much! :)

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    3. Happy birthday boys! You are so good to them. I bet they had the best day ever and the cake is adorable!

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  2. What lovely cake you made Betsy look absolutely lovely and the kids look happy:)

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    1. thanks gloria...it was a fun one to make! They had a fun day!

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    2. Im sure and with a lot of gifts ha! I love it!

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  3. Happy Birthday to all three! The cake is awesome and it sounds like the perfect day for them.

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    1. I suppose we'll always celebrate with trains! ha.

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  4. I am very happy for you all,Betsy..
    You are truly a wonderful, loving, unique family...
    Glad to have met you all..Those "boys" look very pleased with things...
    Man.......that is SOME cake...great job...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. thanks, Linda...we all had a good time. :)

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  5. Wow that cake is really cool
    Although yeah the nose of this rhyming fool
    Would be curled up too
    Sounds like lots of fun came due
    And train dvds galore
    Are now surely playing over and over at your shore

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    1. over and over...yes, it's true
      I almost have them memorized, too!
      lol....

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  6. Happy Birthday to the boys! So glad they had a great day!

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    1. thanks, michelle...we had a very nice weekend. :)

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  7. Happy Birthday, Boys! Looks like a wonderful way to spend it :)

    xo
    Kristin

    p.s. That's a GREAT cake, Betsy!

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  8. yay...happy birthday to them...that is an awesome cake! and what a fun day...ha on starting your christmas shopping now too...smiles....very cool...

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    1. haha..yep...got my christmas shopping started! lol....

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  9. Sounds like a nice day was had by all. LOVE the expectant looks on the boys' faces!

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  10. Oh boy! I've been waiting for this Birthday post. Thought I missed the party - whew!
    Happy Birthday Harry!
    Happy Birthday Spencer!
    Happy Birthday Alex!

    That cake is really impressive. You did an outstanding job. Glad we all got to see it before it was cut into. So you do cake decorating on top of everything else? Amazing! What about a wedding cake???

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    1. I have decorated cakes for orders before...I've done an anniversary cake but never a wedding cake. Ugh..that sounds too intimidating! ha.

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  11. What a special birthday, and what a unique and darling cake. That electric train display is awesome! For some reason I was thinking they were hitting 18 this year..Wow! I've heard of a funnel cake, but now I've seen a Tunnel Cake!

    Happy Birthday, Spencer, Alex and Harry!

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  12. They are indeed young men now.
    Truely a milestone for you - congratulations.

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  13. Hi Betsy .. gosh you did do them proud - and as you say Christmas shopping is three down! That will make a difference ...

    The cake looks delicious - sorry they turned their noses up at it - but glad the rest of you enjoyed ... I'd have done too if I'd been around - it looks delicious and very cleverly put together - great to see the photos ...

    Have a happy week ... Hilary

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    1. thanks hilary...yeah, the rest of us are enjoying the cake. But they've never like sweets, so I didn't expect them to eat it. ha.

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  14. Spectacular cake!

    Great to see the boys really enjoying themselves. Looks like a really fun day for all!

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    1. we did have fun...I'm always afraid it will be boring...being the same old train stuff...but of course, they do not think that way and wouldn't want anything else! ha.

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  15. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your beautiful and amazing boys!! Yay!!! Awww the cake is GORGEOUS!! Glad you all had a great celebration! Take care
    x

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  16. happy birthday indeed! that train place sound perfect.
    would you believe that now, every time I see a train, I think of your sweet boys? I really do.

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    1. they have been several times now, and do love it. We're fortunate that it's only an hour away!

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  17. Happy 19th Birthday wishes to the boys. And such a wonderful cake for a special day for them. I can see in the pictures that they were so happy to see all the trains. And yea for you to have a start on your Xmas shopping already. It seems like such a happy day for everyone there. Best wishes for another great year.

    God bless.

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    1. thanks, sherry....we had a nice time celebrating, too!

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  18. What a great looking cake, very nice job. Yes, you're getting organized for Christmas already!

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    1. haha...I know! Something good came out of that! lol....

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  19. What an awesome way to celebrate their birthday and the cake is perfect! I'm so glad they enjoyed the day. I sure wish I could turn my nose up at cake...lol!

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    1. haha..oh, me too! I've had my share and theirs. lol....

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  20. Happy Birthday to your handsome crew! I remember the day they were born!!!!!

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    1. you do? awww..... that was an exciting day!

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  21. Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday, Birthday, Birthday!

    (I sound like a triple-mint gum commercial)

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  22. happy birthday to your handsome boys! Young men I suppose I should say!! That cake is beautiful and just perfect!! They don't like cake?
    I have finally started my new blog, I hope it sticks!!! Maybe you will come visit?

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    1. no, they are more of a salty snack type than the sweets.

      I tried to get to your blog before and couldn't! I got to your google+ page but couldn't find a link!
      I'll try again!

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  23. Well, happy birthday to your three handsome young men! I remember last year's birthday. I can't believe that was 12 months ago! Anyway, the boys look great, some lovely pics of them here. The cake is a masterpiece. I can imagine how much they loved it too. So glad you all had a successful, happy day.

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    1. the years are flying by! Oh dear! Thanks for the good birthday wishes! :)

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  24. i'm feeling a bit under the weather, but had to stop by and wish the boys a very Happy Birthday~

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    1. ugh..sorry you are sick! Sometimes puttering around on the computer is a good distraction! :)

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  25. No to cake? I would have eaten a piece or two ;o) I have a student with autism and all he wants to eat is ketchup. He'll eat other stuff as long as he can dip it in ketchup :op

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    1. My alex loves ketchup....and he's our best eater! He'll try most anything with ketchup on it!

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    2. The other day, this student's assistant told me that his mom is starting to blend other foods into his ketchup (think turn it into baby food and then add it to the ketchup)including apple sauce. Made me squeamish thinking about it but the student was sitting there eating it.

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  26. Looks like everyone had a great time celebrating the birthdays.The boys look so very happy looking at the trains.I'm sure they are enjoying the gifts too. Great idea for the cake.
    Oh & I just heard about the wonderful surprise date Taylor had for lauren.He is such a romantic. No wonder she loves him so much !
    Nana

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    1. haha...I thought something special was up when he asked to use my Jeep to take her out last night. :)

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  27. I almost wouldn't mind that trip as my birthday treat! It looks fun.

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    1. Lots of adults there without kids! It really is a very interesting place!

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    1. I think they had a wonderful time. And they like to look at the pictures I took, too!

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  29. That's such an amazing cake and I'm sure they did indeed love looking at it, apprecaited in their own way. I hope everyone else loved eating it then. Looks yummy too. The "kids" look so happy here and getting quite grown up too! :)

    Did you take them to that place before? I seem to recall you did but maybe I am thinking of the train museum you went to with them adn Taylor. Anyway, yes, I'm sure they had a blast. And yes, hahah, you are well ahead on the xmas front.

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    1. Yes, this is the same place! Taylor and Lauren have taken them there without us, too. It's great that it's only an hour away!

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  30. Ack! I missed their birthday! Sneaking in to say Happy Birthday Alex! Happy Birthday Spencer! Happy Birthday Harry! And a big hug to Mom, Dad, Taylor and Lauren! xox

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