Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Benjamin!

Ben turned 3 yesterday! Can you believe it?? Where did that time go? As many of you know Ben is obsessed with letters. For Christmas Santa brought Ben a small magna doodle which turned out to be a big hit. So much so he treats it like many young children treat a blanket. He takes it everywhere and of course it has a place next to him on his pillow at night. He calls it his "letter pip" which we assume is because all he writes on it is letters. When we asked him what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday he first said he wanted a letter cake but quickly decided that he
wanted a "letter pip" cake.

The two of us with the help of his brothers worked on his cake all day yesterday. Due to a distraction, mom forgot to put the required oil in the first cake so we had to start all over. We had lots of fun making this, too much as we ran out of time and my friend had to come over to help me get it finished in time. We had dinner over at a friend's house last night so we were under a deadline which is why its not as "clean" as I would have liked. Ben of course couldn't wait to get his hands on it.

When it was time he dug into it like a champ. As did the rest of the kids. Between the two families there were 8 kids together last night. We had so much fun which is what matters on a birthday right? We love you Ben and are so happy you are part of our family!


aj said...

What an amazing cake! As always, I'm so impressed! Wish we could have been there to sing, chat...& eat that cake with you & your kids. I called to wish Ben a happy birthday. I left the message with Charley. We love that sweet boy, too. Happy Birthday, Ben!!!

From the Farm said...

What a great day! Where did these three years go? I agree. Beautiful cake!

meg said...

Happy Birthday Ben! What a cute cake (of course).

Lola Fallana said...

Denise, I am so impressed with all your cakes! You get the fondant so smooth, something I haven't worked out yet. Any secrets? =)