On Saturday night my family got together for our monthly game night and birthday celebration. Since my birthday was April 9, we celebrated that this time. Yes, we still celebrate everyone’s birthday in our family, it does not matter what your age is. I turned 44 this year in case you were wondering.
My cousin had us all over to her house and made these little mini meatloaf things that I love. All the food was delicious. After dinner we opened gifts and I got great stuff from everyone.
Then it was time for cake…
…and Mom surprised me with this…
A beautiful doll cake! I never thought a cake would make me tear up, but this one did. To be honest, as I am writing this post I am tearing up again. Grandma Hoelker used to make me doll cakes and all sorts of other fun cakes for my birthday when I was a little girl (like the bunny cake I posted last week). Growing up we went to Grandma’s house every Monday night for dinner and hanging out with our family. I have so many wonderful memories of those Monday nights. But as many of those memories as I have, I still miss all of my grandparents so much.
I had no idea my mom was going to do this at all and it totally surprised me. As soon as I saw the cake it took me right back to being a little girl and I loved it. Mom is not a cake decorator herself, but she ordered this from McArthur’s Bakery here in St. Louis with just as much love as if she would have made it herself. It is so nice to have someone do something that means so much to you that brings back such wonderful memories. Thank you Mom! Oh, and the cake actually tasted amazing too – one of the best cakes we have ever eaten!
What was the last thing your mom did that surprised you?[signoff]
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