Happy Birthday, Brent!
(Many of you blog readers have already received an email with pictures, but I'm not motivated to do anything today but play on the computer).
My little monkey turned 7 on Sunday the 24th! I don't know why, but seven is such a big number to me. I feel like it's impossible that he's SEVEN already. I don't know how to explain it. Each year goes by faster than the last. He is so much fun at this age and he's such a good boy; I wish I could keep him here forever!
He got spoiled, as usual. LEGO sets galore, which are his favorite things in the whole world. My parents also got him his "very own pair!" of rollerskates that adjust from size 1-4 so hopefully they'll fit him for a couple more years. He wants to go to the rink this weekend, but we have his friend party this weekend, so we'll see. And John got up early and stood in line outside the Target store in hopes of finally obtaining a Wii. SUCCESS! Obviously, that was the biggest surprise and got the biggest reaction. The neighborhood dogs are probably still in pain from the scream he let out. It was awesome.
On to MY favorite part of his birthay: the cake! I love making fun food! Unfortunately, I also love eating it :-) Last year I made him a cheeseburger cake. This year, we found a hot dog and french fry cake. He thought it would be cool to "keep making cakes that look like regular food" each year, so here's my take on the hot dog and french fries, drizzled with raspberry dessert sauce "ketchup":
The fries were undoubtedly the coolest part because they look so real! People started eating the fries while the candles were still smoking :-) Anyway, Happy Birthday to my little man. I love you!