This cake was made by my cousin Kim in California
June is the beginning of what I call "Birthday Season". It starts with my son's birthday on June 1st, and ends with my mother's birthday on September 17th. It is a long and grueling season, and I've lost many a dollar in those three months every year. Although I have many family members, including many in Texas that I can't even count, the birthdays that I count in birthday season are of family members that I see often.
In June, there is my first son's birthday. We have a week of nothing afterwards, then birthdays come rapid fire: the 16th is my close cousin's birthday, the 19th, a nephew who is turning one, and then the 24th is my nearly 10 year old's birthday.
July 6th is my MIL's birthday, followed by my daughter on the 11th. Nothing else happens in July except for hoarding money.
August 12th is hubby's birthday, August 25th is my sister, and August 27th would have been my father's 71st birthday, so I'll raise a glass for him on that day.
September 1st will be my grandmother's 91st birthday. September 9th, my other sister, and finally September 17th is my mother's birthday.
And then birthday season is mercifully over, but then so is summer :(