For my 5th birthday, Mom made me a flower-filled cake to match my flowery party hat! Apple slices with watermelon and radicchio “filling,” topped with rose petals from friend gckaf and frilly kale edges, and trimmed with fresh picked dandie and clover flowers!
I was so excited to see the dandie flowers! Mom has never been able to find any dandies on my birthday before, but this year’s weird weather means I finally got dandie flowers on my cake!!
Cake dandies = best birthday cake surprise!
It’s my half birthday today! 🎉 To shellebrate, here’s a throwback to my flower-filled fifth birthday party in August! 🌹🌼🎂😋🐢
Click through the links to Parts 1 to 13 above to see all the rest of my fabulous five photos (and a video!) from August!
More birthday mail for me! Waffles, Mango, Torty, and Blue @wafflesworld sent me the cutest, most shell-tastic card! I booped and booped the colorful little turtle on the front, but as Mom keeps telling me, it’s not polite to nom new friends. Then Mom showed me the inside of my card and read to me about Waffles, Mango, Torty, and Blue’s yummy adventure to the Cheesecake Factory and extra kisses and love from Mango. I was so happy that I gave my special card lots of hugs and kissed sweet Mango back!
Cats love boxes, and I love all types of packing materials! I especially loved all the pretty decorations @anne-fine put on my beautiful birthday box. I immediately discovered a special stamp showing Tito, Nico, Joa, and their humom. I made sure to give each and every one of them a thank you boop! 😘 Then I discovered the cake sticker—I love cake!! 🎂😍
This cake is so pretty! All in Mango’s favorite color!
Last but not least: @anne-fine‘s tissue paper and packing paper are delicious!! 📦😋 (Hooray for Mom leaving all the packing material out while she put my presents in various places!)
Mom thought putting me in my birthday box would keep me from nomming all the wrapping paper and plastic. Mom, how do you still not understand that all paper is delicious?
Thank you again so much for such a wonderful birthday box, @anne-fine!! We love all my presents and can’t wait to start using my special stamp everywhere! We are so happy to be your friends! Thank you!! ❤️❤️❤️🐢🐢🐢🐦
Five!, Part 11 (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10)
The biggest surprise in my amazing birthday box from @anne-fine came in its own (delicious) package: A personalized stamp showing me with Mom! @anne-fine had our stamp specially carved by a female artisan in Japan! The stamp includes my name, and stamp me is even wearing a dapper hat! Plus, stamp Mom has lots of her favorite crafting medium: yarn! We love our new stamp so much!!
@anne-fine included in my birthday box two samples of my stamp and sent us an excellent demo video showing how to superimpose different colors on top of the ink. To top it off, @anne-fine sent us an ink pad and special aqueous markers to paint our personalized stamp—including a radicchio-colored marker!
All of our lovely stamp materials were wrapped in a 100% cotton bag that I sniffed and booped all over!
Mom, this pin turtle has a crown. Why don’t I have a crown?!
Five!, Part 10 (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9)
My birthday fun continues with the most amazing package from friends Tito, Nico, Joa, and their humom @anne-fine!! @anne-fine really outdid herself this year: My birthday box is filled with so many shell-tastic goodies! Thank you so much, @anne-fine, for such a wonderful surprise!! 🎁🐢
As soon as Mom opened my beautifully decorated box, I dove right into my presents. Much to Mom’s amusement, I insisted on booping every single item multiple times! 👃🐢😍
So many goodies just for me!
Inside was a gorgeous card in beautiful glossy cardstock with intricate paper cut-outs, including a turtle! I booped and booped that cut-out turtle and gave him a big hug! In fact, I wouldn’t let Mom take away the card for several minutes because I wanted to keep booping and hugging the cut-out turtle! 🐢🤗🐢
Cut-out card turtle, you have the most beautiful shell!
The shiny green leaves on the card are also suspiciously nom-like…
Once I finally stopped hugging the card turtle, Mom helped me open my presents. First up: A delightfully squishy turtle bread Gacha pon (capsule toy)! 🐢🍞
With the cutest post-it note!
Gacha pon Turtle, you are so cute!!
After Gacha pon Turtle came a cute wooden turtle sticker on an envelope with a delicate turtle fuku koyori, a traditional Japanese good luck charm. I got very excited: The turtle charm is exactly the same color as dandelion flowers! 🌼😋
Stay tuned for our next post to see the biggest surprise in my amazing birthday package from @anne-fine! 💝
It’s a bit late because of Mom’s trip last week, but it’s finally here: My birthday video! We have gotten requests for more ASMR videos of me nomming, so Mom filmed ALL of my flower-filled cake nomming! Sound up to hear me munch, especially in the second half! 🔊
Today is a VERY SPECIAL DAY! One of our Tortie BFFs and the tiniest #turtocalypse leader, Kirby, turns 5!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIRBY @thewhimsyturtle !!!
I made humom take out birthday bear so I could pose with him just for you! You’ll be getting a card soon. I saved some radicchio to send with the card but birthday bear tried to steal it. I had to rescue it by putting it in my tummy. Humom says sending it anyway is a bad idea…
Thank you, Zoya! What a smart Turtpocalypse general you are, rescuing my radicchio from birthday bear! 😉 You must have figured out how to send me that radicchio after all because I got so much radicchio in my birthday cake! 🎂😋 I will tell Mom to go wait by the mailbox for your card! 📬