Thursday, April 23, 2009

The rest of March and the Boys' Birthday!

If you don't live in the South, then you may not understand much about Spring here. It is so unpredictable. It will be 80 degrees one day, and then 30 the next. And then back again. We had some really nice days in March and we spent our time playing out on the park and taking walks around the neighborhood. I thought it was funny that both boys were chewing on the straps to the stroller. Now, it doesn't seem that funny.

I can't believe that I boo-hooed like I did over the boys turning one, and then waited till just now to post pictures of their birthday! We went up to Tennessee to celebrate, since Craig and Jaime were in McMinnville, and my parents were there, too. We went out to eat at our favorite Mexican restaurant, and the waiters really seemed to like the boys. They brought this mini-sombrero over to let them try it on. William seemed to like it pretty well.... Jonathan... not so much! My mom and I stayed up till 2:30 am making the boys cake. (Well, more like just decorating the cake.) I bought the cake already made and iced (the bottom layer) so that I didn't have to mess with that. Then, I bought more icing, had it tinted, and then finished decorating the cake myself. Emma and I saw a cake like this one someone else's blog, and Emma wanted baby brothers to have one like it. (If she didn't want them to have one like it so bad, I probably would have just had the bakery finish decorating it.) She wanted to be sure that I put plenty of "bull rushes" on it. Isn't she sweet? Here it is again in case you need a closer look. Feel free to tell me how cute it is. It is the first cake I have ever decorated. I made the boys each their own "smash" cake. William seemed to know what was coming and dug right in. He really liked it. Jonathan didn't seem to sure about the whole thing. (And I thought they would go nuts and demolish these cakes, which is why they are in the buff.) William again. I am sure he was thinking, "Mmmm, cake." Jonathan must have been thinking, "What is this? Why is everyone staring at me?" He never did do much with the cake. I think I actually let all the kids eat this one. Which was fine. Leave the good buttercream frosting for me!

It was a nice little birthday for the boys. We enjoyed the time that we got to spend with our family that came.

14 comments:

tiffany s said...

Hello -- I just stumbled on your blog and you have a precious family! The twins are so adorable!! I think I remember seeing you looooong time ago in high school, but I am not really sure. You looked so familiar!
Wow, the birthday cake looks so much alike the ones that we had for my son's 1st birthday in January. Joy Tubb (Simply Joy Catering) made the cake for us. This is pretty interesting! You did a good job making the cake :)
Those pictures are so good!

Jillian said...

GREAT job on the cake! I'm impressed. Your Spring sounds a lot like ours. 70s one day, snow the next. :(

Grace has recently started calling Emma "my Emma" (although it comes out as "mine Emma"). I think it started when I told her that Aaron is Ammon's brother so she concluded that Aaron is Ammon's, you are mine, and Emma is hers! We'll see if she's still doing it this summer when we see you.

Angie said...

super cute cake haley, and you look fabulous in your adorable apron. those boys are lucky to have such a sweet older sis. in emma, she's so precious.

tammy said...

Aww..so sweet! I'm shedding a tear along with you! I can't believe the kids are growing up so quickly! Adorable everything: cake, apron, pics, and most of all, kids! Love you guys!

Janel said...

I LOVE the cake!! I am glad you guys are enjoying the warm weather. We love and miss you guys!

Jordan and Laura said...

I love the sombreros, and the duckie cake with the "bull rushes" and everything else about the birthday post! I think the best part was the glimpse into the boys' emerging personalities. They're adorable and individual. Love ya, Sandra

The Bradfords said...

Your cake is beautiful!!! Good job!

Justin & Heather said...

darling cake!

ChiroMomma said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BOYS!
The cake is adorable. I love decorating cakes. But, I love buttercream frosting even more :)
Miss ya!

Janae said...

Oh man the boys are getting so big!! I can't wait to see you guys this summer!! You did a great job with the cake, and Haley you are looking way good. I love you guys!

tatum said...

that lil' face in the last picture MIGHT be the cutest thing ever!

tatum said...

oh, and the cake looks awesome!!!

Jordan and Laura said...

Haley, the cake turned out fabulous! I am so not creative when it comes to things such as cake decorating. You look so skinny in the picture with the cake. Having twins suits you.

Kristi said...

Awesome cake and, I know this is random, but awesome apron! It's so cute!