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My husband and I, the Dynamic Duo, have been married since 2003. We've weathered the storm of chronic disease (diagnosis 2006), infertility (diagnosis 2007), turning 30 (2006/2007 respectively) a first adoption (2009) of a tender hearted, compassionate Ukrainian BIG boy (born 2006), who has told us he'd like a baby sister, baby brother, big brother, and REALLY big sister. We recently completed our second Ukrainian adoption journey, which brought us a daughter (born 2005). We'll see what else God brings our way!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Cake Frosting, Surprise!, and Partay...Eli Turns 5 Part 1

The first thing I needed to do was to bake the cake.  Easy.  Next I frosted it.  I think it turned out pretty good, although if I had to do it again, I wouldn't frost the whole thing white to start with.  I couldn't see the indentions to pipe!  I had to make it my own (and scrape off most of the white!).  It only took me an hour to frost and it was a messy blast.  Did I mention I made my own butter cream frosting?  And dyed it?

My mom came in for a few hours and surprised Eli as he was getting off the bus.  He squealed with delight!

He was excited about the balloons and all the Dinosaur Train gifts she bought him.   Especially this one who says "Head Butt!"  When you push his head down.  Eli laughs hysterically every time!

Eli knew exactly who these were from.  He even asked where Grandpa Stobie was, like "This is great and all, but I know my Grandpa would let me have these now."

We decided to have cake last night since we plan on going to IHOP tonight for smiley face chocolate pancakes tonight, followed by a trip to the toy store.  He LOVED his cake.

Don't know why, but he wanted Mickey's mouth...Strange child.  But he gulped it down, then we sent him outside to enjoy the sunny 60 degree weather we'll have for a few days.

The first thing Eli said to me this morning was "I'm 5, Mom!!"  Such a sweet boy.  I've been telling him how proud I am of his compassion and obedience.  Now all we have to do is work on him not saying "Oh, my God", which I'm assuming he picked up from school.  Sigh.  It's all a learning and guiding process.


Kelly said...

Happy Birthday to your little boy!!
Great job on the Mickey cake!

The McEacherns said...

I think it turned out pretty nicely!

Susan said...

Hey G-Nat! :) So I've been reading your blog for a while, and love seeing all your updates and fun with Eli! He's so cute! You did an AWESOME job on that cake! I'm so impressed! Praying for you as you await news of your new addition! Love from Texas!

Conethia and Jim Bob said...

Very cute cake!!

Chris and Celeste said...

Awesome cake, way to go. any other news on the adoption front?

Anonymous said...

Great Cake you guys, Looks like Eli had a good time and loved his cake. Happy Birthday Eli, Whatch for your BIrthday Gift in the mail. Love you Grandma Claudia

Bin said...

Great cake!! I love it. The fun lies in not only the eating part, but the making part! And Happy Birthday, Eli!!