Thursday, August 18, 2011

Jack and the Birthday

Whoa Nelly! We've been so busy this summer I forgot all about posting pictures from Jack's third birthday--way back in June. That little man has been such a joy for us, and he has also offered his share of challenges. He brings a lot of humor to our family, both the wacky physical feat kind and the complete sentence variety. He had a great year of being 2, and it was hard to let him grow older.

Jack loves cows, second only to roosters. I don't know why. He had been insisting on a brown cow cake for months in advance, and since I had never baked him our family's traditional lamb cake, I thought the two were close enough for a go.Although maybe not. But at least it was eaten quickly. And at least there were plenty of hay bales to distract the naked eye. Poor anatomically incorrect Jersey cow.Daddy gave him a boost for the candle blow-out,and continued to hold him for the obligatory first bite of lamb-cow cake.But cousins are really what make birthday parties fun! As are empty Elmo backpacks borrowed from brothers.

A few recent and/or odd Jack-quotes:

"Good morning, noodles!!!" (running into the kitchen and seeing fresh pasta hanging from a drying rack)

"Old MacDonald's taking a shower." (declarative on the Atmore McDonald's indoor waterwall)

"Mama is a lady...'cause she gives us treats."

(praying) "And Jesus, this is my pedometer I wear when I'm picking up toys. It tells me what to do. That's what it do's. Yeah."


Carrie said...

Ahh!!! Lol!! I LOVE him!!! (and I've still never met him.) He sounds adorable, and those little tid-bits remind me of Zion.

Jodi said...

I love that you've brought back your own version of the Bontrager Lamb Cake. It looks awesome! Moooove on over lamb, Jersey cow is taking over. :)
Happy Belated Birthday Jack!

Melissa said...

TOO CUTE! I love the pedometer prayer ;)

Also, I need some deets on your pasta-making, girl. I've always wanted to try it, but never had the guts!

Anonymous said...

He is just too adorable! It blows my mind how fast they really do grow.

Anonymous said...

He is still SO CUTE!! What a great job you did on that cow cake :) Melissa

Aunt Les said...

A cow cake to go with Grandpa's cow phone ring.

Grandma Ruby said...

Love that cow cake. I'm just bummed that I didn't get to taste it! Jack, you are forever precious.