Birthday Blast!

Day 13 - Birthday Blast Pink Cake - #doodlewashApril2018 Doodlewash

This may quite possibly be the fastest doodlewash I’ve ever made, clocking in at under 8 minutes. It’s my birthday today and I was nearly running out of time to sneak in and make this post before the festivities begin (and yeah, I totally put a birthday cake prompt on this day! If your birthday is also in April, Happy Birthday!) By festivities, I mainly mean Philippe, Phineas and I having a basically normal evening with the addition of a champagne toast, little presents and some cake! The “cake” above is actually a mille-feuille or Napoleon. Philippe and I share one car and since I had it today, I had the task of popping into the bakery to choose my own cake. Let it be known that I should never be allowed into a bakery without proper supervision. This little pink Napoleon was just one of the extra pastries I grabbed for something to sketch today, or at least, that was my excuse. For the actual cake, I was struggling to decide between two and convinced myself that one shouldn’t have to struggle on their birthday, so I bought them both. Let’s just say, it’s going to be a very sweet evening ahead!

Birthday Card From Philippe

Card By Philippe

I’m excited for the little gifts that Philippe has for me. I asked for nothing at all this year, so I’m curious to see what he came up with. He’s been talking about them for a couple days, trying desperately not to hint or reveal what’s actually coming next. On his lunch break today, he sketched the little card shown here which is a wonderful gift! Equally wonderful was that the happy little dancing cake only included three candles and not the actual amount required. So I can happily be like a kid again for the night, except for the champagne, of course. Sometimes it’s good to mix a bit of grown up pleasures into the mix. But in the end, I will strive to never grow too old in spirit. That’s something that I can actually control while nature does whatever it must to the rest of me.

So, tonight, a quick toast to all of my lovely creative friends out there! I hope you’re enjoying a fantastic evening, filled with wonderful things that make you smile. I’ll be in a blissful sugar coma later, and it will be totally worth it! I read somewhere that calories don’t count if it’s your birthday. Well, perhaps I just read that here when I wrote it, but still, it’s published so it must be fact, right? Birthdays aren’t often quite the big events as we get older, unless it’s a decade milestone. My, still-not-quite-50 birthday will be celebrated in a very low-key manner, but still has all the sense of celebration I love. And yes, I’m still giddy like a little kid. And Philippe is making spaghetti and meatballs for dinner, so life is really just as it should be. There’s fun music playing and the champagne glasses are topped off and ready to signal another year ahead. Even small, rather quaint, and not particularly notable, the evening is still sure to be a birthday blast!

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 Day 13 - Birthday Blast Pink Cake - #doodlewashApril2018 Doodlewash

 

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71 Comments
  1. Phil Cooper 3 months ago

    Happy birthday Charlie, me too today! 😊💐🍾🎂🍰🍹 ❤️

  2. Mary Roff 3 months ago

    Happy Birthday, Charlie! Enjoy your cake(s). If it’s published that calories don’t count on your birthday then it must be true. Best wishes for many, many more birthdays!!

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      Thanks so much, Mary! 😃💕Yes, it’s definitely true on birthdays! Calories don’t count!

  3. Tom Merriman 3 months ago

    That cake looks good, Charlie! 💗
    And Happy Birthday! I – ahem – reached my ‘milestone’ birthday last month, although in reality I’m still 24. Always have been. Enjoy your celebrations, enjoy your cake and enjoy your sugar rush! Have a good one! 😀

  4. Sharon Bonin-Pratt 3 months ago

    Spaghetti and meatballs and two kinds of cake and a dog to pet?!!! Don’t sing yet, I’m coming over to celebrate with you. Happy Birthday to you, Charlie, three years old and holding. And I love Philippe’s charming card. May your year be filled with light, laughter, love, and art. More cake couldn’t hurt either.

    (Calories? No dirty words allowed on birthdays.)

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      Thanks so much, Sharon!! 😃💕 Exactly… calories should never be considered on birthdays… or birthday weekends. There’s still more cake! hehe

  5. Terresa Peterson 3 months ago

    Happy birthday Charlie!!!! Hope it’s fabulous!!🎊🎂🎉

  6. smzang 3 months ago

    Wishing you a joyful evening and many joyful years ahead.
    Your birthday already sounds awesome, and the Napolean
    looks scrumptious. Have a Happy Forever!

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      Thank you so much, Sarah! 😃💕 Here’s to a very happy forever!!

      • smzang 3 months ago

        Listen to ping of the crystal as we toast forever!! My thanks to you, Charlie!

  7. Wendy Nelson 3 months ago

    Happy Third Birthday! And many happy returns 🙂

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      Thanks so much, Wendy! 😃💕 I think I’ll always be 3 at heart!

  8. Sharon Nolfi 3 months ago

    Happy Birthday, Charlie, and all good wishes for the year ahead!

  9. Pamela Smith 3 months ago

    Wow,,that’s fast you got to sketch your cake and eat it too…Happy Birthday

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      hehe! Thanks, Pamela!! 😃💕 Yep… lightning fast, but I always try to show up to the doodlewash party as well as the birthday party!

  10. Lisa 3 months ago

    Happy birthday 🎂!! Friday the 13th! Hmmm! Great looking cake!

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      Thanks, Lisa! 😃💕 hehe… yeah, Friday the 13th, but all good luck was had! 😉

  11. damian 3 months ago

    Happy Birthday, Charlie!!!! 🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂

  12. Sandra Strait 3 months ago

    Charlie! I’ve never read ‘ calories don’t count if it’s your birthday’, but – as the bellman said in ‘The Hunting of the Snark’, “What I tell you three times is true.” So, I tell you, “Calories don’t count if it’s your birthday! Calories DON’T count if it’s your birthday! Calories don’t COUNT if it’s your birthday!” Ta da! Happy Birthday!!! Eat cake to your heart’s content!

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      Awesome!! You’d made it officially TRUE then!! LOL Thanks so much, Sandra! 😃💕

  13. Shar Kennett 3 months ago

    Happy Birthday Charlie! Wishing you a Fabulous, Creative, Watercolor-filled year ahead for you!

  14. Mama Cormier 3 months ago

    Happy Birthday Charlie. I hope Friday the 13th is lucky for you.

  15. Snehlata Maheshwari 3 months ago

    Happy birthday to little Mastre Charlie.
    Many 2 happy returns of this day. Lovely cake . wish you good luck.to kid charlie love u.

  16. Thomas Blanchard 3 months ago

    Happy Belated Birthday Charlie! What a nice card painting by Philippe. Enjoy your birthday weekend.

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      Thanks so much!! 😃💕hehe… yeah, the card was so cute! And I’m only 3, so that made me extra happy! lol

  17. Jodi 3 months ago

    Happy birthday. Love Phillips’s card! Can’t wait to hear what your surprises were. 😉❤️

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      Thanks so much, Jodi! 😃💕 I realized I didn’t mention them in tonight’s post, but I’ll reveal them soon! hehe

  18. Art We Wonderful 3 months ago

    Happy Birthday, Charlie! Celebrate like no one’s looking… or listening… or taking video!

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      Thanks so much!! 😃💕 And love that advice! I’ll take it! lol

  19. memadtwo 3 months ago

    Happy Birthday! (K)

  20. Jacob 3 months ago

    Hahaha, well I hope you had a great time and that you’re enjoying your ‘sugar coma’! That does sound good 😉 The cake looks yummy, and I can’t believe it was made in under eight minutes! That’s some baking prowess right there and puts my wheel to shame!

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      hehe… this is the ONLY way I know how to bake! A really cake would have been tragic! Thanks, Jacob! 😃💕 It was a wonderful night, sugar coma and all!

  21. weisserwatercolours 3 months ago

    Have a grand time on this grand occasion.

  22. June Hadaway 3 months ago

    Happy belated birthday Charlie. I hope you had a blast! 🎂🍰 Your cake looks yummy. Glad you bought both cakes!!! Life is too short to take the time to decide. A very cute card from Philippe.

  23. Margaret Parker Brown 3 months ago

    Happy belated birthday Charlie!! ❤️

  24. June Hadaway 3 months ago

    Happy belated birthday to your mother as well. She is one lucky lady to have a son like you.

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      You’re so sweet to say that! I’m sure she questioned it quite a bit while growing up… I was handful! 😊But I think it was all worth it in the end. 😉

  25. NYC 3 months ago

    Happy bday 🍰🙂 that card is adorable! Btw, loving the comment about calories not counting on your special day! I will definitely have to remember that one! 😁

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      Thanks so much!! 😃💕 And yes… remember that… it’s a verified fact! hehe

  26. Darina Valášková 3 months ago

    Happy birthday Charlie. I’m happy to find you. Thank you . Thank you for everything you do for us.

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      Aww thanks so much, Darina! 😃💕 So happy to have found you as well!

  27. Mélissa Vallée 3 months ago

    Happy Birthday Charlie!

  28. SHARON A HASCHALK 3 months ago

    Happy Birthday Charlie and may you always stay young at heart!!!

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      Thanks, Sharon! 😃💕hehe… I think that’s definitely going to happen!

  29. Jennifer McLean 3 months ago

    Happy Birthday Charlie!

  30. Nancy Jackson 3 months ago

    Happy Sweet Birthday Charlie, hope it’s awezome!🍰🍰🍰🎈🎉🎈🎉

  31. jansiking 3 months ago

    I just managed to read this post today, April 14! Sorry I completely missed your birthday, but it sounds as though it was a perfectly happy one! Happy belated birthday!!!🎁🎉🍷🎂🎈🎊🍺🍾🌈💥🎨!

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      Aww thanks!! It’s actually my birthday month so it’s entirely impossible to ever be late! lol 😃💕

  32. YesterdayAfter 3 months ago

    Happy belated Birthday Charlie! I remember is in April I just forgot the day! Wish you all the best dear friend! Hugs <3 😉

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      Thanks so much, Carolina!! 😃💕 hehe… no worries at all! As you know… I celebrate the entire month! lol Hugs to you my friend!

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