Masthead header

December 31.

I’ve mentioned our tradition before.  It’s one of my favourites.  Why wait until the end of the day when you can when you can start your day with cake and presents?

What makes it even more fun now, is the joy and excitement it brings both kids.  Jaia mentioned the night before that she was looking forward to her cupcake in the morning.  I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised that she remembered, she’s been through it herself 6 other times and for each of our birthdays as well.  But nonetheless, expected or not, getting spoiled first thing in the morning sets the pace for an awesome birthday.

This year, Wes was pumped about waking and surprising his sister.

She, on the other hand, seemed a little apprehensive about little brother carrying the fire…

But birthday cupcakes are worth their weight in gold and there was no convincing necessary.

She even let little brother have a shot.  He obliged.

I love birthdays.


January 3, 2014 - 8:45 am

Carole - What an awesome tradition you have made for your kids, and what great memories they will have. 🙂 Great pics, Shan!

January 3, 2014 - 5:41 pm

Mrs. D - Great tradition Fullertons!! Happy belated birthday Jaia – 7 is an amazing age!!

January 3, 2014 - 8:20 pm

Auntie Jenny - Such an awesome tradition. Wait til she has a collage of these photos 🙂

January 10, 2014 - 11:08 am

Mark - That’s amazing. I still vividly remember bringing the original Happy New Year tiara to the hospital at 1AM shortly after her birth and feeling privileged to be one of the first visitors. Do you still have the original?

January 10, 2014 - 11:53 am

Shannen - I do, Mark! Check out all the years here:

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *



To prove you're a person (not a spam script), type the security word shown in the picture. Click on the picture to hear an audio file of the word.
Anti-spam image