For his birthday cake, he's had this planned out in his head for the past year and a half. On Christmas of 2011, we got him the Cars 2 DVD, and when he watched it, there was a preview for the new Disney Movie set to come out in theaters in the summer of 2013. From above the world of Cars.... it's Disney Planes!
The moment he saw it, a spark ignited into a wildfire of excitement. Lucas LOVES planes. He wants to be a pilot when he grows up - along with a truck driver like daddy, a policeman and a firefighter. But mostly a pilot. We live near an airport and have been taking him to a parking lot by the runway to watch the planes take off and land since he's been a baby. On his 2nd birthday, we took him to the EAA museum in Oshkosh. Every year for the past 3 years we have taken him to see the Air Show in downtown Milwaukee. And... *shhh... keep this a secret* my husband and I are thinking of taking him to the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh in two years when he turns 10.
But I digress. With the movie set to be released in theaters three weeks after his birthday this year, I knew that this would be the perfect time to make him the Disney Planes cake he's been wanting. I had this big huge picture in my head, but it ended up being scaled back somewhat as the guest list shrank. No problem - in fact I think he loved it.