One of the advantages (maybe) of having two kids with birthdays three days apart is that you can have joint birthday parties. At least while they're young. We'll see how well this works out when they turn 8 and 12.
About 2 months ago, Aggie, (the elder) announced that she wanted a Richard Scarry Busytown theme for her fifth birthday party. Seeing as how I grew up reading his books too, I was thrilled. The Wife ordered all the accoutrements, and even made a Busytown cake.
It's a little hard to see from this angle, but the cake is a road shaped like the number 5. We had to sort through a lot of M&Ms for the decorating. Ate a lot of orange ones that day, my friend.
We played "Pin the Tail on Huckle" and a good time was had by all.
Aggie wasn't the only one having a birthday. The Pirate turned one, which was a big milestone, even if the birthday girl was not completely aware of what the hubub was all about.
She got some cake, but didn't quite know what to make of it.
At least she tried it, which is all we can ask.