We went the easy route and picked up a cake, but not at Target. Why do kids always pick out the most disgusting over-colored frosted cakes? It's almost like the bakers behind the scenes, have something against parents and make these chemical filled, overpriced, ugly cakes to punish us. We were so hoping he would pick cheesecake!! We decided we would have better luck at Costco and we talked him into passing on this one, so that was our next stop!
"I want this one!" MMM, buddy that looks delicious, but lets keep looking.
At Costco, I did something I never do, I only bought two items, the cake and some grapes. I don't think I have ever left Costco for under $30.00 before, it was a great feeling. I was so excited about it, I told the guy at the door checking my receipt all about it. He wasn't as thrilled as I was, but he gave me the kind, "oh that's great," as I skipped out of the store!
At that point of the day Erik and I were all for sitting, relaxing and letting the kids run wild in a sound proof room!! I was so lazy, I took pictures from my chair, through the glass inclosed play area. My ears needed a break!
Carnival face paint!
When we got home, Jon played with his new toy and everyone had a piece of cake.
On Sunday, after church, it was Jon's choice to pick up from the store what we would make for dinner. Ingredients for Tacos, that's my boy!! We enjoyed a scrumptious dinner of Tacos, one of our favorites! Then he ripped open his presents!
I bet you can't tell what he is into right now!
Then we took the partially eaten cake, added some candles and sung him "Happy Birthday." For us it's not so much about getting the moment perfect, it's more about doing what works. The night before, we were not ready to do the actual birthday party yet, but everyone wanted a piece of the cake! Erik did removed the cardboard from the eaten side of the cake, to throw you off a little!
Sweet boy making a wish!
After cake, that boy was so engrossed in all his Iron Man goodness, it was hard to break away for bed. But, with Iron Man by his side, they both hit the hay eventually.
The boys in Iron Man heaven!
Luke wasn't a fan.
Jon came up to me and said, "Mom look," his hand held up to me, "I only have one more finger to go!" He really wants to fill out one whole hand! Then he started to make plans for his next birthday. It's going to be one long year for this boy!