It is hard to believe that just a bit over four years ago our lives changed drastically. We had no clue what were doing. I remember getting home from the hospital, setting the carseat down on our kitchen table and thinking, "Now what?" Four years later I have experienced grief, pain, worry, laughter, and joy in ways I never imaged were possible and I know that this is just the beginning of our journey.
J loves sesame balls (a fried tapioca flour pastry filled with bean paste) from our local Vietnamese restuarant. His birthday supper was carryout and he was super excited. That was the easiest meal I've every put on the table. :-)
I was looking for a simple yet fun birthday cake idea for J and this is what we decided to try. This turned out way cuter than I imaged. So grateful for our community of friends we have here. A friend came to hang out for the day and helped make this super cute cake!
J and M both figured out what this cake was supposed to represent. A precious year I tried making a train cake and the engine turned out looking like a truck which is exactly what the boys called it when they saw it sitting on the counter. Hee Hee I love brutal honesty. :-)
I even found sparkler trick candles which fun but a little much for J to blow out.
Thanks to having a sort of crazy life trying to raise three kids I was out shopping for J's birthday gift at 10 pm the night before his birthday. He loves legos so to go along with the camping theme I found a super cute van and camping trailer set along with a color changing car. I'm not sure which of the two gifts was the biggest hit. I will let you decide based on the following pictures!
I think he would have spent all night dipping his car between hot and cold water. Note to all parents out there. Just buy the simple $5 toy and they will keep themselves entertained for hours!
Happy birthday J! You are loved!