It’s the beginning of the birthdays. Nolan always starts off the parties, cakes, gifts, or at least he used to. Back when they were all little. Now, it’s just a cake, and sometimes not even that. Of course there’s a gift. Always a gift. But as they all get older and are leaving home, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to have a “birthday party.” So we make due with whoever is around and celebrate as best we can. A bonus to this cake was the candles. I didn’t realize that I had bought trick candles. It was kind of fun for the small bash.