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.
The "Happy Birthday" song sent him into a trance.
Happy Birthday to our dear, sweet buddy! We love him so much!