First, a nod to Katherine S. for her version of the world's best baby shower cake:
Carmel C. went the extra mile with her Carrot Jockey homage and eschewed the plastic jockeys for handmade ones:
I think I like it.
Amber A. celebrated her three-year-old daughter's birthday the old-school way:
With Dino Jockeys!
Usually I only showcase cakey homages to this blog, but Sarah Jane J.'s recreation of the famous cake from Hyperbole and a Half was simply too good not to share:
Next, from our very own J Rose - the genius who brought you that playable dress-a-wreck program - here is yours truly, dressed as a Hogwarts student, and getting a Howler from an irate wizard for making fun of cauldron cakes:
And because I like to remind the world that I am, in fact, a stellar role model for children, here's a sampling of artwork made entirely with child labor:
Someone get this girl to design us a greeting card line, STAT.
Next, a fine art piece brought home from school by 5-year-old Claudia S., and sent in by her mom, Susan:
Thinking of little Claudia's teacher's reaction to this masterpiece makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Au contraire, my misinformed friend!
Or maybe just say how cute she is in the comments.
And for those of you desperate for back story, Colleen T. says,
"Ever since my mother-in-law pointed out that my baby has a natural Mohawk, I’ve been dying to strip her down and sit her on a carrot. The other day, I got my wish!"