May 11, 2012

Jacob Turns Five


Whenever my kids have a birthday, I like to reflect back on their birth stories. Sometimes I just don't think Hubby realizes and appreciates how lucky he is still be alive.

You'd have to have been there. But you know, labor tends to bring out the best in me. *cough*

Still, Jacob's birth is especially close to my heart, because his is the story when Hubby passes out cold and then receives extra special treatment while I could only lay in bed and glare at him for eating in front of me.

Because ours is a special kind of love like that.



My man Jacob had a birthday this week. A whopping five years old!

I think if there was one thing about him that everyone always talks about, it's his incurable and undeflatable smile. ("undeflatable" apprently isn't a real word, but I like it anyway) It's the one thing people remember most about him.

The other thing is his total randomness. As I was typing this up, I looked over my shoulder and said, "Hey Jacob! Say something totally random."

Without missing a beat he replied, "Daddy has purple lips."

I knew he wouldn't disappoint.



For weeks now, Jacob has been talking non-stop about his birthday cake. We found it on Pinterest and he has been asking for it ever since.

At first I thought, Meh! Sure thing! I can do that, noooooo sweat.

Have you ever just wanted to smack yourself for thinking something so ridiculously ridiculous?

Yea... this is one of those times.

It started off decent enough, I even had lots of help.


And true to tradition, Jacob got to lick all the beaters.

Of course, I couldn't decide if the expression on his face is of one who is drunk on cake batter euphoria, or if he was just daydreaming about how awesome his cake was going to be.


Unfortunately, things didn't turn out according to plan. Pish, I should have known better! *sigh* Okay fine, I deserve a head smack.

Here is the picture from Sugar Rush Cake.


And after spending the entire afternoon on it, three cake mixes and two fondant batches later, we were reduced to this.


Don't worry, I won't be quitting my day job anytime soon.

When Hubby announced it looked like a hat, I could only glare, a screech a frustration lodged in my throat.

He was saved from an untimely demise because my awesome cousin Callie and her adorable children were over. She had brought Jacob a bag loaded with fun birthday presents.

She is so amazing and one of the most generous people I know.


At this point everyone was starving to death, or so it seemed by all the weeping and hunger induced wailing going on. So after maturely sticking my tongue out at the cake, we took all the kids out for all-you-can-eat pizza.


By the time we got home it was late and everyone was stuffed, so we decided to save the cake for later.

The next day I begrudgingly finished the cake, not really caring what it looked like anymore. Just, don't say anything about my spider... or my bat for that matter. Or, that the colors are pastel. 


At least Jacob forgave me and said me loved it anyway.

Oh, and he loves Savannah too.


So, if anyone wants some cake we have plenty (three cake mixes worth) that you can have! The first thing out of Jacob's mouth this morning was, "Can I have some more cake?"

It's going to take us forever to get rid of that monstrosity.



Haha, I love when my kids sing. It's just too awesome for words.

Happy Birthday mini man! And, sorry about your cake. *sheepish grin*

6 super cool people speak:

Heather S said...

oh sweet mama! cut yourself some slack. the fact that you attempted a multi layer cake with fondant, you deserve a medal!
i've flopped so many cakes (in my opinion) but the kids always are so excited and love them.. so it's a success in the end!

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Haha, thanks.

Mama Smith said...

I so LOVE it when you post your children's birthday celebrations...It is the only way I get to ENJOY their birthdays! LOVED the CAKE! Loved Jacob's cheesy smile...and LOVE what a SUPER MOM you are!!!!!!!!!!!!! (smile)

Sarah said...

Gorgeous babies and Beautiful, Amazing Mommy! Cute, cute, cute! I just love you to PIECES!
I love you Serene. Bursting!
Love you and CONGRATULATIONS little man!

Sue said...

Happy birthday Jacob!
Killer cake ya got there...

=)

Larsen said...

I think that is pretty darn great! I've never tried to do fondant anything!

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