The Noodle's 7th birthday weekend was a whirlwind. Friday was taken up with work on the class play, and a mama so exhausted that she took an accidental four-hour nap after school. Saturday featured a bake sale and paddle-boating with grandparents, auntie & uncle and cousins. Then we rushed home for pasta, ice cream cake and presents. Then the boys left for the camping trip to a site on the coast four hours south of home.

chocolate cake with chocolate/peanut butter ice cream

Somehow it makes sense that this is the year that I stood on the wrong side of the cake and didn't get a picture of him blowing out his candle.