Friday, January 11, 2008

More Milestones...

Well yesterday was my son Connor's 12th Birthday. I can hardly believe it. Where does the time go? He wants to celebrate by having a family dinner out somewhere & we plan to do that this weekend. My husband was traveling on business & didn't get home until after Connor's bed time. So being a mom I couldn't let the actual day go by without some kind of fanfare...so I baked a cake....Rachel decorated it....& we surprised him that evening. Rachel & Kailey had so much fun going through the junk drawer & pulling out all these odds & ends of cool candles & lighting it up.



Doesn't this look yummy?? Rachel had the idea to fill the center with preserves & decorate the top with chopped up brownies. This was perfect for Connor as the more chocolate the better!!
Connor contemplates what to wish for as he surveys the cake & all its candles. You can't see from the picture, but the tall thin candles acted like sparklers & the solid colored candles made their flames different colors. It was just all the leftover candles from our junk drawer, but it was pretty cool in the end.
I just love this picture I took without the flash...I think Connor looks so sweet & content with the candles lighting up his face.

on another note...it has been unseasonably warm here the past week. It was in the mid 60's yesterday afternoon. Rachel had a bunch of reading to do for her home study so she curled up on a chair on our back porch.

Even Ginger thought it was a good idea. So she plopped herself in the chair next to Rachel & enjoyed the sun & a story as well.

8 comments:

Croppycatter said...

Hope Connor had a great birthday!! That cake was too cute!

Jana Eubank said...

Cute candle photo! Awwww. Reading on the backporch sounds heavenly about now! :)

Nancyroo said...

your pictures totally made me smile today!

Cheryl Wray said...

Oh boy...that cake looks YUMMY!!!!! Very chocolately and rich--two of my favorite cake characteristics! :-) Happy Birthday to Connor!

cropaddict.com said...

Happy belated BD Connor. Love that cake - looks yummy!!! Cute photos of Rachel.

NikJustNik said...

Happy Birthday Connor.. Hope you had a great one mate.. It seems the weather is weird all over.. We are having a very mild summer... We have some great rain.. Still not enough. We only got an extra six month supply in the dams. But all over it has been nice..

Edleen said...

Happy 12th Birthday to Connor! what a great cake and i Love that shot without the flash!

love the photos of your kids :)

Going For Greatness said...

What a kick ass cake!!
YUMMMMMMMMMMMM! I'm sure it's Looooooooooooooooooooooong gone by now so I wont get a piece! WAAAAA!
lol
Great pics! Love 'em!
~XO
gabz