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12 May 2010


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Let me start by wishing condolenscences to your Jim on the passing of his mother. I hope that he and the rest of yur faily finds solace and peace soon.

On a happier note: woohoo Charlie. Happy Birthday. It sounds like it will be a great day and that everyone, including Charlie will have a great time. So party on and happy teenager:)


It sounds like a wonderful birthday! Low-key and flexible is not a bad thing at all...I'm glad that you have such a great group of friends and family.


Sushi! Sounds like my kind of Bday. Only with self made cake made by me.

Now I want a cake with my special awesome super chocolate frosting.


Happy birthday to Charlie! He must be pleased to finally be getting the Ur-birthday cake. If the frosting is the main point, why get involved with the gluten-free procedure?
I think it's the appearance of the cake that kids like most. My kids have had some astonishingly beautiful cakes made at a little bakery in a small town near where we live. My younger son had a surfing cake one year that Charlie would have liked. It had with waves and sand and palm trees, all made of frosting or marzipan. He liked it so much that he didn't want to cut it!
It's amazing what can be done with cakes, as www.cakewrecks.com can attest.
Do you think Charlie lost it after his seventh birthday party because he didn't like the charge in routine and he was puzzled by what he was supposed to do at a birthday party?
I've heard parents of children with autism complain that their kids aren't interested in toys or electronic games or clothes or any of the conventional things kids usually want as birthday gifts. Is it difficult to shop for Charlie?
I hope he has a happy day and I hope Jim is coping okay with the loss of his mother.

Kristina Chew

A surfing cake......hmmm......

Charlie only seems to like vanilla/white frosting; I'll go with chocolate!

Brenda (mamabegood)

I love that you've changed the birthday celebration to fit with what he likes: sushi, moving around, walking. You are fabulous!

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