Happy Birthday, Jack!

Jack’s birthday was this past week.  The boys and I were planning days in advance to get things done.  Everything was going perfectly.  I baked the cake while the boys were in school.  Henry helped make it.

Jack's b-day Henry

The night before Jack’s birthday he had plans to go to a movie with friends.  Perfect!  We would have all night to get homework done, piano practiced, frosting made and colored, a cake decorated and his present wrapped.  At 3:00, Jack called me to tell me his movie night was cancelled and he would be home at his normal time.  Yikes!

I whipped up the frosting before the boys got home from school.

Once the boys got home we got right to decorating.  Charlie came up with the design and helped stir the colors.

Jack's b-day Charlie frosting

He drew the design onto the cake with a toothpick.

Jack's b-day cake Charlie's design

Robbie did some of the decorating.

Jack's d-day Robbie decorates

Nola Mae was getting into the fruit on the counter.

Jack's b-day Nola Mae kiwi

I was impressed with the team work of all three boys.  Henry was okay not decorating (maybe he was sneaking frosting), and Robbie was totally okay doing whatever Charlie wanted.

Jack's b-day boys w cake

Next they each made Jack a birthday card.

From Robbie

From Robbie

From Charlie

From Charlie

From Henry - front cover

From Henry – front cover

From Henry - inside

From Henry – inside

We hid everything away until the next day when we would celebrate Jack’s birthday.

The night of Jack’s birthday the boys helped get things ready for dinner, fed the dogs, unloaded the dishwasher and got right to doing their homework.

I made one of Jack’s favorite meals – fettucine alfredo with shrimp and then we had cake.

Jack's b-day kids

Happy Birthday, Papa!

6 responses

  1. Charlie is quite the artist! He captured Jack’s smile perfectly, and the cake design is wonderful, who would not love that? You may have a cake decorating partner! Nola Mae is really something, did she take a bite of that kiwi? I cant tolerate the feeling of the fuzz on my lips. I give her a lot of credit. XOXOXOX

    • Charlie recently told me that he loves art the most at school. He is an artist! Nola Mae just got through the skin on the kiwi, that kind of grossed me out too.

  2. What a wonderful birthday! I love how you all worked together and pulled it off beautifully even with the change in Jack’s plans. They all did a great job making Papa’s birthday special 🙂

  3. Jenn, I so LOVE your posts. Show america truly what family is all about. It’s the simple little things in life that are wonderful & meaningful. You are such an awesome inspiring person. You ALMOST make me wish I was a mom. But I’d rather enjoy mother hood through your eyes, & truly I do.


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