8.25.2009

Eight is Great!

Today we celebrated my son's 8th birthday. This morning he said, "Mom, I'm so excited I feel scared!". I understood exactly what he meant. Haven't we all felt this way at some point? How about on your wedding day? Maybe a first date? Finding out you're pregnant with your first baby? The first day at a new job?

It blows me away sometimes just how in touch children are with their feelings. They just lay it on the line. Tell it like it is. They don't ever worry about how it will sound to others. I dig that about kids!

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My kids love to put my SIL up to a cake challenge each year. This year my son's request was a Mario Cake. My son is doing his best Mario impression in this photo!

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My MIL and SIL put this cake together. It is just amazing!

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Let's take a look at every side shall we?!

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I think they should go work with Duff!

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Now for a little present opening!

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My son is a Lego lovin', Mario playin', Star Wars fan!

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He just adores Hoops and Yoyo too, but who doesn't right!

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He is also master of the surprised look pose!

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Happy 8th my little man! Mama Loves! ;0)

66 comments:

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh my gosh, I just love his excited looks! That cake is just the best! Wow.
xoxo

Queen B. said...

OH MY GOSH, My son had his 14th birthday on Sunday.
He LOVES LEGO. I mean Loves Lego.
And the Mario Cake ?
Are you kidding me ?
That's amazing.
We need to call Food Network right now.
I can't believe she made that...Oh my gosh...amazing.

Queen B. said...

P.s.
don't look at my sons cake...you will feel sorry for him !!!!!!!!!

Ruth said...

Wow, that cake is impressive! And your boy looks so very happy! Thanks for sharing!

Denise said...

Your son is so handsome. What great pics. That cake is unreal.

Natashya said...

What a gorgeous cake! Amazing.

Donna-FFW said...

Cake looks beautiful. What a terrific job. Your son is such a cutie pie! My daughter is 8 also. They are so precious at this age.

Mami said...

Happy Birthday to your son!!It is really happy day for you.
Omwdetou gozaimasu(in japanese)

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

OH how sweet! Looks like he had a great day! Love the cake. Your mil & sil did a great job!

Hummingbird Appetite said...

That's a truly impressive cake. I love the details. Happy birthday to your son!

Also, I baked your outta this world cookie bars and my co-workers loved them.

Joanne said...

Happy birthday to your son! He is adorable.

That cake is fantastic! I am so impressed with your decorating skills. You would give Ace of Cakes a run for his money.

Adam said...

Happy Birthday to him! That last expression is priceless, he looks like the happiest kid out there :)

It's cool how Mario is still all the rage, I mean he was back when I was your son's age, almost 20 years ago :)

~Kathie~ said...

Wow- what an amazing cake! You have a very talented SIL & MIL! And it looks like your son had a great day! =0)

TheKitchenWitch said...

Oh, he does look SO excited! And that cake is totally Duff-worthy!

Susan said...

Happy Birthday beautiful son! Your cake is simply outrageous. Enjoy this new special year. It will pass quickly.

Kathy B! said...

That cake ROCKS!!! Seriously awesome. You have way too much cooking/baking brilliance in your combined gene pools.

Happy Birthday little man :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

Your son is adorable and it looks like he had a fantastic birthday. That cake is amazing, the detail has a "wow" factor for sure.

Monica said...

Great cake!! And a very happy birthday to your little boy!

♥peachkins♥ said...

Happy eight birthday to your son!! That cake looks wonderful!

Randi Troxell said...

happy birthday! and that cake is amazing!!

Cate O'Malley said...

That cake is amazing!

girlichef said...

Oh my gosh, too adorable! That cake is too stinkin' cool...I have to show my boys, they will soooo want one, too :D

Cathy said...

What a cutie pie. Looks like he had a great birthday celebration.

Wow, that's some cake. Duff would hire them for sure.

Jen said...

that cake is amazing! I want to show my son but he will want one just like it. Unless of course you are going to share how they made that?

Chiara "Kika" Assi said...

Wow, I had no idea cakes like that existed! How long did it take to make it?!? It's awesome! If my nephew saw it he would one immediately!

5 Star Foodie said...

Happy birthday to your son! That cake is outstanding!

ck said...

That cake is UNREAL. How on earth did you bring yourself to cut into it?

As for what your son said, as soon as I read that I remembered exactly what that felt like. It's pretty cool that he could express that...and was willing to.

Jenn said...

I love the expression on his face. Priceless!!!

I love the cake. Aside fromt he fact the I like Super Mario Brothers, too. hehe...

pigpigscorner said...

hahaaha I love his surprised look!

Faith said...

Awww, happy birthday to your son! What a cutie! Wow, that cake is really amazing...I think your MIL and SIL should be on one of those Food Network cake challenges ;)

The Blonde Duck said...

That cake is so cool!

Pam said...

What an amazing cake and a darling little boy!

Katy ~ said...

I saw his smile and then I couldn't stop smiling with him. How great to be 8!! He's such a sweetie!

Magnificient cake. Many kudos to your SIL. Wow!!

Sweta said...

What a BEAUTIFUL cake!! I would have been in tears if anyone had asked me to cut it ;-)
Belated b'day wishes to your son-he's so cute!!

Barely Domestic Mama said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your son. He is so adorable! Love his surprised face. :)

Awesome cake. I was very impressed.

BarbaraJean said...

The party was fun. I'm glad I was able to make it. Nana's so proud! Watching my Grandson open his gifts was great! He is so expressive.

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

The cake is amazing!!! I would hate to cut into it!! Happy Birthday to your son!!

Suzi said...

Happy 8th birthday! 8 is great. That cake is awesome.

Mary said...

I hope he had a fantastic day. He looks like one happy fella. MIL and SIL have outdone themselves with that cake. What a labor of love :-).

Krista said...

Aww! It looks like he had a wonderful day. That cake is awesome! I'm getting ready to tackle another cake in a few weeks, so I've been looking a lots of kid b-day cakes. My daughter wants Ariel. I hope mine turns out half as good as this!

teresa said...

what a cutie pie! happy birthday buddy! and what an amazing cake, very impressive!

Julia said...

Happy Happy Birthday to your boy!! That cake is above and beyond!!! You have great relatives. :)

Suzi had better show you her "penguin cupcakes." Hee hee...

Judy said...

SO incredibly cute!!! great job on the cake!

KennyT said...

Happy birthday to your son!!

The cake is so beautiful!

jenjen said...

That is a seriously cool cake! Wow! And I love his face in that last picture!

XOXO
Jen

petite nyonya said...

I can see your son's excitement opening up all the presents. So cute! The cake is awesome!!

Palidor said...

Awesome, awesome cake! I love Mario! Yes, I'm 29 and I still play Mario. Kids are really intuitive, and it's a shame that as we grow up, we lose the ability to be in touch with our feelings. We can learn so much just by watching them!

nora@ffr said...

ye son looks cute!! happy b' day to ye son!

Stephanie said...

SUPER COOL cake!! Great job, SIL and MIL!! :-D I think a guest spot on Ace of Cakes would be appropriate!

Thanks for sharing it...so fun!

Juliana said...

Nice...like the way you decorated the cake...happy birthday to your son...belated :-)

Dustjacket Attic said...

Hi Honey, there is an award for you at "The Attic".
xoxo

Joyce said...

Cute cake and cute son!
Joyce

The imPerfect Houswife said...

Food talent runs in your family, that's for sure - even if it is the in-laws!!!!! Please invite me to your next get-together...I'll just eat and I won't talk or bother anyone. I hope your son has a happy, happy day - your pictures are priceless! Good job, mama ~

Danielle said...

What an awesome cake!!!!! Aaaah Im 21 and still think it's sooooo cool!!!!!!!

Erica said...

What a beautiful cake!Your son is adorable.

Little Miss Baker said...

AWE!!! Happy Birthday! What a cutie and what a cute cake :) hehe I love oops and Yoyo cards! I get one for my dad every year!! xo

Claudia said...

Happy, happy birthday to your son! Eight is a glorious age! And that cake certainly makes him the luckiest young man on earth! Breathtaking!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

That cake is amazing! I wanted a photo of the blue lips :-{)

Lisa said...

That is a great cake! I used to just love making themed birthday cakes for my kid's birthdays. I still enjoy cake decorating but don't have the opportunities I used to.

Happy Birthday to your son!

Jane said...

Your son's genuine excitement and surprise is absolutely precious. And the cake? Wow!

Velva said...

I am totally impressed with that Mario cake!

Isn't being 8 just wonderful? What a great age!

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Jamie said...

Happy Birthday! (I love him as Luigi with the moustache at his cousin's party). That cake is more than incredible! Lucky boy. And we always gave our boys those big Lego boxes. Very cool!

mysteryhistorymom said...

What a cutie pie! Happy Birthday!:) The cake looks great! Lori

blueviolet said...

Happy Saturday Sharefest! You were above me so I'm stopping over to say hi and wish your son a very happy birthday. His surprised look made me laugh! And holy cow, that cake is something else! Beautiful!

(PS. I LOVE your header!)

the twins said...

what an awesome cake!

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