12 is a big age. It's the final year before you are officially a teenager and it is the absolute last year you can order off of ANY kids menu (though it's rare nowadays for The Boy to order off a kids menu). It is also the cut-off point for children's admission prices at many establishments...as he found out today when we took him to the Downtown Aquarium for lunch and a tour through the aquarium exhibits.
Once back home, the "Pickles" inspected their treasures from their panning experience
and then we went right to the cake and presents..
The cake is a Kingdom Hearts 2 Keyblade. For more information about his cake, you can visit the Creative Cake Maker blog.