Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Birthdays, Birthdays, And More Birthdays!

I am so far behind on posting about the Birthdays around here. So, I decided to put them all together in one big post.

We could pretty much have a birthday a month around here except for, four of my boys were all born in November. Faith's actual due date was in November also.

 I still have a cake for each birthday, but it is getting to be a bit much.  I have usually let each child pick out their own cake from a bakery like Walmart, but the older they get, the more they want me to bake something special.

I will start with Jeremy. His birthday is in August, but we did not get to celebrate then.  We were actually traveling to Virginia for my sister-in-law's funeral on his birthday. I told him we would make up for it sometime. Well, it took longer than expected because, between his schedule and mine, it was hard to coordinate. I finally said let's do this! I found an evening he did not have to work and planned to have his Birthday dinner and a cake. It just happened to be early November!

Jeremy requested Lasagna for dinner and a Blueberry Pound cake for his cake. I haven't made homemade lasagna for many years until we were visiting my Mom in September. My two oldest son's were not there, so they wanted me to make it again.

So, the day arrived and I worked on making the cake and making lasagna. I had the children help me clean up so we could celebrate that evening. Well, when Jeremy came home from work , he was feeling pretty sick, so he went straight to bed. When it was time for dinner, he came up and laid on the couch. He was shivering and he had a fever. He could not eat anything, he felt so bad.  So we had Jeremy's dinner and cake without him. It was a few more days before he could eat, so we saved some cake for him. I felt so bad for him!

Jeremy's Blueberry Pound cake

 Here is a picture of Jeremy from his Birthday last year. I believe this is the most recent picture I have of him.


Anna's 9th Birthday


Luke's 7th Birthday

Here are our November Birthdays:

Matthew's 13th Birthday

Timothy's 22nd Birthday (Banana Cake)

Sammy's 11th Birthday (Chocolate Mint Layer Cake)

Josh's 19th Birthday (Better Than Anything Cake)

We are done with all the Birthdays for the year except the most important one, Jesus!





Karin said...

That's a lot of birthday baking! I think that homemade cakes are the best too, so even though it's a bit of work for you, how sweet that the kids want YOU to make their cakes. :)

Linda said...

Wow! That's a lot of birthdays Karen. We do our families birthdays every month except Jan. and Feb. Some months we have to do 3 and even 4 together though.

Poor Jeremy had to wait...and then was sick when you all got around to it! Oh well...I am sure he can handle it...he's a big boy huh? (:>)

Life does get sidetracked sometimes!

Hope everyone will be well for Christmas and that everyone will enjoy the celebration of Christ's birth!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

mommyx12 said...

Wow, look at all those cakes. I assume recipes are forthcoming!!! Happy birthday to your loves. I too will be entering the birthday season next week. In 3 weeks I will celebrate 7 birthdays. And Christmas and New Years.

So what is the better than anything cake?

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Happy Birthday to all! I love Luke's Star Wars Cake. My James would love it, too! =) Cute post...and cute kids!

croleyc69 said...

Happy Birthday to all of them. Those cakes look soooooo yummy !!!


Susan said...

Wow you have a lot of birthdays right in a row. And I love the assortment of cakes.

Holly said...

Wow lots of birthdays!!