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Purple cake and purple frosting

Aberwacky's picture

Grant has requested a purple cake with purple frosting for his 3rd birthday on Sunday (I don't know where he came up with it).

I'm not a baker of sweets, so I'm clueless. Suggestions?

Oh, and I should mention DH is going in for surgery on his ankle to repair a tendon on Thursday, and will be on crutches for 6 weeks, so something simple would be good. (G)

Leigh

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Jean's picture

(post #64735, reply #44 of 133)

Cool, they have these on wheels too. Like a scooter.





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Sammy2's picture

(post #64735, reply #45 of 133)

I tried the scooter and at the time between the drugs and the balance it just didn't work for me.  Some people love them.

Aberwacky's picture

(post #64735, reply #53 of 133)

That looks great! He's a very active guy, and I think this would work out great for him.

We already have a tall office stool on wheels in the kitchen that the boys use so they can see what's going on. That will be good for him--didn't think about that. We also have a small office chair that would be good, too.

Thanks for the ideas!

Leigh

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"Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them." 
-Leo Tolstoy
Marcia's picture

(post #64735, reply #30 of 133)

My goodness - I missed this post - Mr. Wacky is a mess, and a shoulder problem with crutches is not good. My wishes for an easy surgery and a quick recovery. I can see why DH jokes that he feels worse since his doctor visit. <g>

And how are YOU doing? I know how busy you must be - please try to take care of yourself as best you can.

Oh, thank you for the birthday wishes, but my birthday was in March. Somebody else registered with the same name or so Jean explained. Strange, huh?

mishmish's picture

(post #64735, reply #20 of 133)

When DS was about 3 he asked for a green cake with green frosting for his birthday. All that green food coloring was umm.... shall we say interesting coming out the other end. :)

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Don't let your mind wander. It's much to small to be out by itself.
AnnL's picture

(post #64735, reply #22 of 133)

Oh, dear!  :-)


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"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Aberwacky's picture

(post #64735, reply #25 of 133)

LOL!!! I hadn't thought about that aspect. Being 3, he likes to comment on that aspect of his bodily functions as it is. (G)

Leigh

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-Leo Tolstoy
mishmish's picture

(post #64735, reply #28 of 133)

With the social etiquette of 3 year olds in mind, it makes for some slightly face reddening conversations with strangers. LOL

Don't let your mind wander. It's much to small to be out by itself.

Don't let your mind wander. It's much to small to be out by itself.
Aberwacky's picture

(post #64735, reply #29 of 133)

Oh, yes. Ohhhh, yes.

Leigh

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"Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them." 
-Leo Tolstoy
Biscuit's picture

(post #64735, reply #34 of 133)

I'd rather that than have your 3 year old go on and on and ON and ONNNN about how HUGE the p e n i s of that Giraffe was, at the top of his lungs, and to anyone who would listen, and how it was the biggest p e n i s he'd ever seen in his whole life!!!


While your husband laughs himself silly, of course.


Give me poo talk any day... (g)


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MadMom's picture

(post #64735, reply #36 of 133)

That's hilarious!  Reminds me of a good friend of my Mom's who was in Colorado with her husband and small daughter one day.  The daughter ran in from the outside all excited "Mom, come quick.  A horse is having a baby and one leg is already out."  Needless to say, when Mom's friend rushed outside, she found a male horse.



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(post #64735, reply #41 of 133)

Bwah!

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Marcia's picture

(post #64735, reply #42 of 133)

Just imagine pushing a cart down a supermarket aisle, with a two year old boy in it, shouting at the top of his lungs, "Wook, wook at my biggest p e n i s". Oh, it was mortifying. I should have pretended to be the nanny, but I tried for invisible.

Nightrider's picture

(post #64735, reply #47 of 133)

Teehee.  Little kids really do say whatever happens to come to mind.  I was giving some brownies to the neighbour kids up at the cottage, and when I asked the little girl if she wanted a piece to take to her dad, she said "yes, but not too big because it will make him fart".  I thought it was hilarious, but I'm sure her dad would have been mortified if he had been there!

CookiM0nster's picture

(post #64735, reply #48 of 133)

Just wait until one day you're sitting at the hairdressers with your 4 year old who is looking around at all the women then casually, and very loudly asks "Mama, What do v****** look like?" Because, you know, he was trying to figure out how women peed.

kathymcmo's picture

(post #64735, reply #49 of 133)

LOL, this thread has morphed nicely from purple icing to purple prose. Thanks to all for the laughs.

msm-s's picture

(post #64735, reply #50 of 133)

the only 4 yr olds i've ever heard correctly pronounce "'v@%!#@" went to Montessori school-- does yours? :-)

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Edited 6/4/2008 2:04 am ET by msm-s

CookiM0nster's picture

(post #64735, reply #57 of 133)

No, but he's gifted with languages.

Biscuit's picture

(post #64735, reply #51 of 133)

Remember all that trouble I had with Max when he was trying to figure out how girls pee'd?  How he refused to believe they didn't have a p e n i s???? (G)


Oh, I shall never forget...


Little children really will just say whatever comes to mind...


Statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.
- Mark Twain

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."  - George Bernard Shaw

EVEN's picture

(post #64735, reply #52 of 133)

My younger daughter's had colored cakes for years (she's now 17). She usually requests a different color for each layer and we keep the frosting plain and simple so that none of her friends suspect. It's almost always a big surprise since there are new friends every year.

KitchenWitch's picture

(post #64735, reply #61 of 133)

I've had the same discussion with Buddy about how girls pee.


Then there was the time he was in the tub and he announced, "Mommy, my p e n i s is HUGE! just like Daddy's."


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MadMom's picture

(post #64735, reply #62 of 133)

Sounds like Kevin.  He was questioning his Mom one day and asked her if all women had vag-nas.  Yes, she answered.  You do?  He asked.  Yes.  Grandma Sissy?  Yes.  Finally he ran through all the women he knew, and asked if all men had a pen-s.  Yes.  Papa Ray?  Yes.  Dado (his Irish grandfather)?  Yes.  "But Daddy has the biggest one of all, doesn't he?  What could she say?


"-"s added to confuse the censors, LOL.




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Jillsifer's picture

(post #64735, reply #63 of 133)

Once when G was about two, my mom took him Christmas shopping. She needed to use the ladies' and took him in the stall with her. Soon a tiny little voice boomed out through the entire Nordstrom ladies' lounge, "Gra'Mommy, it would be sooooo much easier for you to go peepee if you just had a p e n i s !"


My mother was, of course, mortified, but exited the stall to an adoring crowd of women, all beaming at the little pragmatic one.


 


 


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tones's picture

(post #64735, reply #72 of 133)

You all are cracking me up!!  Then it occurred to me that I can chime in...When my 34 year old baby was about 3, he walked into the living room when we had a few guests over, naked as a you-know-what...balancing a penny on his you-know-what.  I haven't thought about that for some time, but I think we took a picture.  He got married a year ago and is expecting their first baby GIRL any day now.   What a vision!

CookiM0nster's picture

(post #64735, reply #83 of 133)

A penny? Oh, that is hysterical.

RuthWells's picture

(post #64735, reply #54 of 133)

Bwah! I got stuck explaining to Garrick how babies actually *emerge* from their mother's uterus in a crowded ER on his 9th birthday.

Ruth Wells


"Gardening is the only unquestionably useful job."
 - G.B. Shaw


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"Gardening is the only unquestionably useful job."
 - G.B. Shaw

www.lemonade-and-kidneys.blogspot.com

www.ruthssweetpleasures.com

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CookiM0nster's picture

(post #64735, reply #56 of 133)

Oh yes, I got that question when he was 3 and we were sitting in a crowded waiting room at a clinic.

Marcia's picture

(post #64735, reply #55 of 133)

It's nice in a way that they haven't learned what's not acceptable, but it can be embarrassing.

StevenHB's picture

(post #64735, reply #59 of 133)

One morning when DD#1 was age 4 (or possibly 3), I'm getting her ready for day care.  She says to me, "Daddy, get me a f***in' pair of socks."


Me, quietly: You know that there are words that are not nice words to use, right honey?


Her: Yes, Daddy.


Me: That was one of them.


She didn't use it again until she was 7 and was quoting her mother, asking, "Why did Mommy say, 'F***'?"


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MadMom's picture

(post #64735, reply #60 of 133)

Dang little parrots, aren't they?  We really have to clean up our language when we're around them, don't we?



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