The blue presents were wrapped and waiting.
We had put Jacob down for a nap and he wasn't quite ready to get up at party time. He stumbled out of bed, let me dress him, and then promptly collapsed on the floor. I moved him onto the couch and Doug gave him a little milk. I thought it was cute how he was just hanging out, getting himself ready.
A few minutes later and he was ready "to rock!"
One of the main components of this blue party was a blue cake. I tried to call the lady we've been using to make our cakes for the past 8 years but she apparently went out of business this summer after we bought Anna's birthday cake. Ack! I am not a cake maker but since his birthday was the day after Christmas, I decided to give it a shot. He and I looked at some google images and he saw the blue ombre cake and said, "That one!!" Thankfully, there was a video tutorial (you can see it here at "The Hungry Housewife"). After making this cake, I can honestly say that it is worth $40-$50 to a cake artist for all that they do. I spent hours on Jake's cake. I was proud of it, especially since it was the first time I ever attempted anything like this. I thought it had a nice flavor but Doug commented that it was dry, hard, and not that good. I think he was right that it was dry and hard. Lauren kept stabbing it with her fork and Anna needed help cutting hers. Ha! Jacob and I liked it though. He had two pieces yesterday and another this morning.
This next moment was so funny. As Doug was lighting the candles on the cake Jake looked at him and said, "Do you know it's my birthday?" Doug said, "Why yes, I do know that." So cute.
The "Happy Birthday" song sent him into a trance.
He knew what to do at the end of the song though! Blowing, blowing...
A rather cute but suspicious looking crowd...
Jakie and Amanda
Lauren's remote control air shark (one of THE coolest Christmas gifts ever) did a fly-by. He was blue after all and in keeping with the mood of the festivities.
Happy Birthday to our dear, sweet buddy! We love him so much!