Big, Bad 4 Year Olds and Cow Cupcakes

It’s hard to believe that my favorite middle child became a big, bad 4 year old this week. Just ask him, he’ll tell you all about his new found maturity. It’s crazy to think only 4 years ago he looked so tiny and cute!

Taylor a few hours old. Nothing's cuter than chubby baby cheeks!

Taylor a few hours old. Nothing’s cuter than chubby baby cheeks!

I’ve acquired great knowledge of little boys since his birth. First and foremost they are dirty. I have never witnessed anything that has the ability to get dirty as fast as Taylor.

Nothing like doing burn outs on your bike in a mud puddle. No the stains did not come all the way out, if you were wondering..l

Nothing like doing burn outs on your bike in a mud puddle. No the stains did not come all the way out, if you were wondering..

A smile can be used for many things, like covering up a guilty conscience. Do something wrong? Bat those big eye lashes and shoot a grin at mom. Gets me every time.

So innocent looking. Makes one suspicious.

So innocent looking. Makes one suspicious.

He’s also a genuinely loving little fella. I’ve never watched him pass up a hug from anyone or anything!

Pony lovin'

Pony lovin’

Taylor also has a special place for our milk calves. He loves taking care of them and giving extra scratches and hugs.

Best little calf raiser I know!

Best little calf raiser I know!

Every once in a while we make him look presentable, clean and polished. Like school pictures. He looks so grown up!

Notice the hair gel. His sister may or may not have tried to cut his hair. No one wants bald spots for their pictures.

Notice the hair gel. His sister may or may not have tried to cut his hair. No one wants bald spots for their pictures.

For his special birthday snack at school he requested cow cupcakes. This was a stretch for someone with my baking skill set, or lack there of. BUT we got creative! Using white and chocolate box cake mixes I made marble cupcakes for the base.

Baking done, now to get creative!

Baking done, now to get creative!

After a good coating of cream cheese frosting we were ready to decorate. A mini Oreo for the nose, white gel frosting completed the look with “nostrils”. We then finished them off with black licorice ears, chocolate chip eyes and brown Reese pieces horns.

Finished product, viola!

Finished product, viola!

It’s crazy how fast time flies! May be we should party with cow cupcakes all the time!

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