If I happened to have a child born on leap day, they could have a birthday party on their actual birth day every time. Which is my roundabout way of stating my strict once every 4 years birthday party policy. Since Elise turned 12, she was able to throw party #3 (and they said you'd never use math in everyday life).
She decided on a sleepover party, which means my chief responsibility was to sit in the corner and pretend to be invisible. I overheard more girl talk than can possibly be healthy for someone past the age of 25. Luckily, the talk had a damper from the incessant texting (this texting also doused any consideration for ever buying my poor daughter a cell phone). Anyway, the girls had a lot of fun, I got prime uninterrupted laptop time, and the other kids got to go to a movie with Dad.
The cake is my attempt at an iPod. I was running late, so didn't have time to make it perfect. I was trying to make it the color of Elise's nano, but it didn't work as well as I'd hoped. If you're interested, click here for a better looking example and instructions.