Things have been crazy around here lately! Dave went to a 2 week Water Well Drilling School with the Air Force. We've been battling our home builder over a mold problem under the vinyl flooring in our house due to their negligence for the last year. Currently, all of the flooring in my kitchen, utility room, and 2 downstairs bathrooms has been torn out and I'm going slightly nuts over how much still needs to be torn out in order for us to install new flooring. Between all that, all the regular stuff (school projects for the 3 biggest RiceCakes, music lessons for those same 3 kiddos, teaching chess 2 days a week, volunteering at AWANA one evening a week, and keeping up with Dave's ever-changing railroad schedule!), and a handful of major trips to plan for later in the year... Joshy's birthday sort of snuck up on us!
Seriously... wasn't it JUST Christmas?! HOW is it February already?!
We threw a little party at the park the weekend before his actual birthday and invited some buddies to hang out with us. Joshy LOVES Cars 2 so, that was the "theme" for his party. Publix made a totally fabulous cake!
|This sucker tasted even better than it looked!|
|He IS Captain America!|
We celebrated at home on his actual birthday. He asked for a yellow cake with lemon icing because he totally hates chocolate. While that makes me question whether he's actually MY kid... since I dig lemon icing, I cut him slack.
While the other RiceCakes love having complicated cakes, usually involving Teddy Grahams "dressed up" in crazy outfits. (Remember the Teddy Graham baseball players? And the hula dancers? And the scuba divers with mermaids?) Joshua has his own preference. It doesn't matter what the other kids like, HE wants the same thing every year. A rectangle shaped cake with sprinkles that HE PUTS ON and a Monster Truck to drive through the icing on top. So...
|Joshy's idea of the best cake ever!|
It's the simple things in life right?
But still... I can't quite fathom how SIX YEARS have passed since I was looking at this chubby little nugget of a face!
|2 month old Joshy loved taking naps!|
6 year old Joshy does NOT!