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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Happy, Happy Birthday, Jess!

Yesterday my oldest child turned 7. Where has the time gone? I'm not even going to ask if I am old enough the have a 7-year-old because I know that I'm way old enough!!! I still don't feel grown up enough, though!
Anyway...this post is about Jesse, not me. We kept it pretty low-key and just had our good friends, the Hatches over for cake. Jesse ordered a chocolate ice cream cake, so I made the attempt and amazingly it turned out pretty well. I also let Jesse custom design the decoration. Here's what he came up with:Just in case you can't tell, it is a robot holding a wallet and going to a candy store. The cake turned out pretty close to the original. And we are just going to pretend that Jesse decorated the cake all by himself, especially the writing!
Here are the presents that he got:Isn't he so handsome?
And now the obligatory blowing out the candles, etc!It was really a no-frills birthday, but he seemed happy about it and that's all that matters. We love you, Jess, and are so glad that Heavenly Father sent you to our family.

Bonus shots:Jesse got this pirate set from our friends and Dylan quickly adopted it and has been running around saying "I, pirate. I, Capin Hook. Arrrrr!" He's a crazy kid!


laura said...

i can't believe our kids are so old, either! looks like you had a fun day--good job with the cake!

White Family said...

Happy Birthday Jess! I miss you guys. Can't wait to see you!

Emily and Kyle said...

can't believe he is 7! Oh, and so very very handsome indeed! Pirate Dylan is scary!

Sabrina said...

Happy Birthday Jessie! We are so glad to hear you had a great day.

Joanne said...

I can't believe Jesse's 7! I forgot he was just one year behind Tristan. That cake idea is so cute! I love how he got to design the picture and you copied it. Once again, I think I'll have to copy you and your fun cakes.

(Dylan is a very cute pirate, too)