Last week was my brother's birthday and when we were growing up my parents would have a big family get together to celebrate. It was really just an excuse to get everyone together during the summer. These parties were always lots of fun. It wouldn't be complete if Geoff didn't run into the house crying at least once when he heard a train whistle go as a train was going through town. It was a riot!
These days it's pretty hard to get the family together. In the past years we haven't been able for even our immediate family to get together for his birthday. This year it worked out even with some bonus visitors.
Since I've never actually made a cake specifically for Geoff, I thought I would at least ask what kind he would want. He went with cookies & cream.
Normally I like to use whipped cream to ice the cake but with the heat and traveling I wasn't sure if it would hold up so I went with butter cream instead.
Being the nice older sister that I am, when we were little I'm sure on more than one occasion I used to try and convince him that he was adopted since we all had brown hair and he had blond. However, looking at this picture it's kind of scary in how much he looks like our dad. Never noticed before now. *grin*