So making sure I am still in the running for Mother of the Year I didn't want to let anymore weeks fly by without posting pictures of my baby's 8th birthday. Sometimes I think I've missed so much with him. It is second kid stuff...you know how you never spend quite as much dedicated time to the second kid. He is so different and so very the same but mostly I can't believe he is 8. What happened to 3 and 4 and 5??????????? I swear he was in Preschool just last year !
The Dude's b-day cake.
S: "So what kind of b-day cake do you want J?"
J: "I want you to make me a chocolate cake mom."
S: "Honey we can order one from the store...and you can have it decorated any way you want."
J: "No mom, I want you to make one because you make the best things EVER."
How can I resist that? The bowling pin idea came 2 days before the party! Worked out pretty good I think!
Thank goodness for Jessie....trying to get everything in order before Dan and Marilyn arrived she was able to whip these together for me....she's such a good girl!
It was Soda, Popcorn, Pizza, Cake, Bowling, Golfing and the Arcade for the boys !
I bet I'll get a picture similar to this when he is 15!
Since I'm the keeper of the blog, i get to write that he gets his "cheesball-ness" from his Dad !
This was the first gift he got to open and it is from his best buddy Calin in Oregon
We are cruel, cruel parents. Jake's birthday was SO BUSY. Treats at school, Field Trip first thing in the morning, Hockey and Dance for Jess after school, homework, dinner and THEN finally presents. This was the poor deprived boy waiting for word "go".
now that we have room, Daddy insisted that Jake get a REAL Bow for his birthday !
By this time, it is 8:00 pm and he is just rummy....being a goof ball with the musical card. Thanks Chris and Sarah
It was dusk, but had to get a few shots with the new Bow the day after his b-day.
And finally, Jessie didn't want to bowl with the boys, so her and Grandpa bowled a game next to us!