Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Heh heh heh….(insert creepy laugh)

In our home

we have always had the birthday fairie…he leaves the kids a little something

at the foot of their bed the morning of their birthday.

Always. Maybe some chocolate, maybe some socks

maybe a small gift ya never know.

Somewhere…as our oldest became a teen…

he took on a bit more of a mischievous persona

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Some might even call him bit of a creeperin fact some in the house do.

But….religiously, every birthday he shows up

missing teeth and all…the first to wish them

a happy birthday.

…except the year the big black dog took off with him…and lost his hat.But that is a whole other story.

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Who me??

This weekend we celebrated another birthday at our casa…an 18th Birthday…

and the little creep…err Fairie… joined us. And even helped to make a

Coca Cola Chocolate Cake <---recipe here

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Southern, to be sure, but when you are a die hard fan of Coca Cola…as this 18 year old is known to be

then what’s a Fairie to do... but try a Coca Cola Cake.

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With all the decadent goodness of chocolate cocoa and buttermilk and Coke…

and marshmallows

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Decidedly gooey

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Decidedly imperfect…

In that perfect kind of way

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But aren’t we all?

Happy Birthday to our favorite 18 year old Coca Cola lovin’

Kidlet…

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Love,

The Birthday Fairie.

heh heh heh.

46 comments:

Greyfreth said...

Celebrations, Coca cola, chocolate and a mischevious faerie - what more is there in life?!

Happy, happy birthday to the kidlet!

xo Isa

Mary said...

You always make me laugh - sounds like a great celebration

kim said...

I love a coca cola cake. Sooooo good.

Robin Z said...

I think I *know* that faerie. . . And I KNOW I'm going to be trying out that Coca Cola Cake - yumnyumnyum.

Thanks for sharing!!

Robin Z
ksyardbird

Melissa said...

Ha!!! What a fun tradition. I love his great big nose.

Happy Birthday to your kiddo!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

...And Coca cola cake...DELISH...who knew???!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Too funny! What a great way to celebrate a birthday. Hope he has a great one. Got to check out that recipe for the Coca-Cola cake--that's a new one on me.

anita said...

hilarious!
my oldest gkiddo just lost his first tooth and we explained the tooth fairy..he went completely berserk with fear (no,no,no..mommm, i dont want a fairy to come in my room at night)..imagine if your guy showed up! now thats funny

Kathysue said...

I had to laugh when I saw the little fairy. He is a bit scarey but funny at the same time. I love this tradition, great memory maker, for sure. I just did a Fairy garden last week but the visions of the fairies visiting are not quite like your Bday fairy,hehe. I did a post on it. I have decided I need more fairy gardens in my yard!! Have a wonderful Wednesday, Love your sense of humor, Kathysue

the polished pebble said...

Hi Linda, yum! I love your little "birthday" smurf. He is a bit scary but just give him a bite of cake, Works every time with these little beasts.

I love birthdays! xx kelley

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

Great post... I just love hearing about family traditions and birthdays. We just had a 17th here. Ooooh and coca-cola cake...I'd never heard of it! :)

SeaWorthy said...

Whaaaaa aHooo!!

Happy birthday, from one Coca cola lover to the other!

becky at abbeystyle said...

Linda, you're hilarious...I'm thinking your fairy looks Norwegian...like a troll or tomte...friendly and kind but scary and hairy...glad the kidlet had such a great birthday!

A Country Farmhouse said...

Happy birthday to your kidlet! And what a great tradition to have a birthday fairie. And a tough looking one at that! I can imagine the birthday person always starts their day with a great big smile! Trina

vicki archer said...

He mightn't be the best looker but he is a very sweet birthday fairy....xv

Vix said...

For a minute I was worried you were all Brothers Grimm on your wee toddlers...but then I read your fairie morphed as the ages advanced!

Hope your son has a wonderful milestone birthday. And that when he leaves the nest he will take your sense of humor out into the world with him.

[Though I kind of hate you for making me want cake for breakfast.]

Farmgirl Paints said...

Love the ooey gooey cake, the fairy...not so much. CREEPY:o You sure do know how to keep things interesting at your house...ha!

donna baker said...

I LOVE CHOCOLATE CAKE!

Anonymous said...

I love family traditions even the 'creepy ones' (to outsiders that is). My son only wants homemade from scratch cherry pie for his birthday; has ever since he was two years old. He is now 36 and still gets one made by his mama every year.

Happy 18th birthday to your 'baby'.

anon Susan

Chris said...

I didn't even have to insert the creepy laugh! That thing...err...fairy is creepy enough! I'll take two pieces of cake, please.

Maria Killam said...

Too much fun, I loved this post, and those brownies look so yummy!

C said...

lmao.. that is hilarious and i WANT SOME CHOCOLATE DESSERT NOW!

happy 18th! time does fly by TOO fast.

c

Black Zebra said...

Congratulations to your 18yr old! Will be trying the recipe, sounds cool!

Black Zebra said...

Congratulations to your 18yr old! Will be trying the recipe, sounds cool!

Black Zebra said...

Congratulations to your 18yr old! Will be trying the recipe, sounds cool!

LindsB said...

That family tradition is so fun! You know it will be a special day when the little creeper shows up.

Rachel said...

OK -- yeah, the fairy is definitely creepy!

(but, what a fun tradition).

The cake? OMG -- it looks WONDERFUL. I've heard of that type of cake but have never tried it. I'm thinking I need to change that!

(p.s. I've moved to Wordpress! Following In My Shoes)

Maya said...

Oh, that cake..., yummy, and I don't even drink coke..., but did when I was 18.

TLC Staff said...

funny! can you believe 18? just stop already!

Cheryl said...

oopss.. that was suppose to be me... he-he-he

Karen @ Mignardise said...

What an awesome tradition! I hope he visits you on your birthday too. And brings whatever kind of cake you like best.

Dragana said...

Such an amusing post and that cake looks divine! Keep up the tradition, no matter how old they are!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Laughing so hard...and of course I am wondering if that fury brown kid ate the hat?!

Oh yes...cola cake is so good! I've got one turning 18 in a few short weeks too!!!

A Perfect Gray said...

oh that is wonderful! now you are making us ALL wish we had the same tradition. Happiest of Birthdays to your 18 year-old.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Oh my...now, that's just TORTUROUS to a 9-month preggo (yes, it's your fault I'm devouring my screen!)

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Hehe, he's a cutie!! And did you know he's Norwegian? It's actually a Norwegian troll, they have them all over the souvenir shops here. :)

And I want a slice of that cake!! Yummy!!!

Deborah said...

Oh Linda, Delighful!!! I love the creepy little guy. What a fun tradition. Your photos are fabulous. The cake looks YUMMY!
Happy Happy Birthday to the birthday kidlet! **kisskiss** Deb

Ivy Lane said...

Gotta love the "creeper" !!! what a great little tradition! You are one rockin' mom!!!! and Happy Happy to your 18 year old kidlet!!!

Renee Finberg said...

what a blast.
happy b-day the the 18 yrd old.

xxx

Tracy @ ComfortandLuxury said...

How fun! My grandmother made this cake when we were small. Had completely forgotten about it. I'll have to go back and use your link to get a recipe for myself and give it a whirl... when I'm not afraid to encounter your creepy little faerie again.

Sharon said...

I was about to ask how delish the coca cola cake turned out, when I read your comment hehe...I might ry it out;)

SarahWhite said...

Ohhhh. My Mom used to make coke cakes....sooooooo good! That thing is just plain funny...just like you...your sense of humor...SWAC...fer sure!

Still thinking if I could give up the painting...and you KNOW I wouldn't charge you 10x the amount silly goose. I love gifting things that I know someone will treasure...so let me get him out of my system and then we'll chat.

Happy day to you. :)

SarahWhite said...

Meant to say Happy Birthday to the BOY! Phew...time flies!

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

The cake sounds delicious and I love the fairy. He's a little scary but so funny. Really, really fun. Happy 18th to your special one!

2 Stews said...

What fun to grow up in your Casa :-) Happy birthday to your 18 year old! I have a 19 year who would love this cake and the idea of it even more.

Thanks!

Lisa said...

Are you writing all this down? oh yea...it's called a blog Lisa.
Another wonderful character from the coconut!
xo

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