This is part 2 of a Birthday Wishes post. Yesterday was Robbie's 26th birthday. He was born on July 2, 1985 at 8:47 AM. The arrival of a newborn is always exciting, but Rob's birth was an especially happy occasion for our family. Our mother had passed away 11 months prior to Rob's birth and we were all eager to celebrate something happy and positive.
Rob and I have always shared a special bond. We both love to cook, bake, read, and craft. We both enjoy working with young children. In each generation of my mother's family there has been only one person with brown eyes. Rob has brown eyes. So do I and so did my mother, her father, and his mother. I think that's kind of cool.
Rob is usually quiet and pensive. He's not especially comfortable with adults that he doesn't know well, but he's slowly becoming more talkative and chatty even with people he has just met.
It's fun to make things for Rob because he's very sentimental and appreciative of what you have done for him. I've already shared turkey stories with you and the turkey card I made for Rob. I decided to integrate a turkey theme into his birthday party.
It wouldn't surprise most of you to hear that I have a turkey cake pan and a variety of turkey cookie cutters, but they weren't what I wanted. I looked through my cookbooks and went on the internet and found a great selection of ideas for turkey cupcakes, but as much as I liked all of those things they still weren't quite what I wanted. Then I found turkeys that were made with Oreo cookies and candy corn on a flickr page.
Rob LOVES Oreos...and so I made these turkeys.
I could have baked cupcakes and put the turkeys on them. I could have made a farmyard cake and put the turkeys there...but I decided that they were just fine the way they were because...
I also made this turkey fruit arrangement.
Talk about EASY! I washed and cut the fruits and put them on the skewers before I went to bed. I cut the bottom off of a personal size watermelon and hollowed most of it out. Then I poked a few toothpicks into the watermelon and attached the pear head. I broke toothpicks in half, poked them into the pear and attached the grape eyes, pineapple beak, and strawberry wattle. Then I poked the skewers of fruit into the watermelon. I cut a large strawberry in half and created feet with toes. They are attached to the watermelon with toothpick halves.
Rob loved his turkey birthday party.
By the way...Rob's a vegetarian!
Have a great day!