Monday, November 16, 2009

Celebrating Alan

My littlest (soon to be middlest) turned three this weekend!

And while it is certainly worth the mention what a little miracle he is, and the incredible joy and laughter he brings to our home daily, I thought I'd just share a few pics from Alan's special day.

First up: helping Mama put the finishing touches on the birthday cake.  Yes, my hair is a mess and the kitchen a wreck, but I couldn't not share this one:

Don't get the idea it's easy doing detail work in icing with a small person leaning on your head.  

And.... the finished product:

My most difficult birthday cake to date.  

But that's ok, because Alan liked it:

Birthday boys also like balloons:

And presents!

And does anybody remember the post from a couple of weeks ago when we told Dale to close his eyes and hold out his hands and nobody noticed till later the sweetness and sadness of Alan standing beside him doing the exact same thing?


Well here's the resolution to that:

Can you tell he liked it?  

We all headed right outside and both boys hopped on their new bikes!  I had to show this picture... I think Dale looks so handsome:

Thanks to everyone who came and celebrated Alan with us.
Happy birthday, dear Alan!  We all love you very, very much!


Kara said...

Happy Birthday to Alan. I can't believe how much he has grown! Both your boys are so cute. And I love the cake:)

Jennifer said...

Happy a true miracle boy! So fun watching him get so big through your blog. And what an awesome cake!! Goodness, were my kiddies' cakes sad in comparison!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday to your little guy! GREAT CAKE!!! My 2 year old just had a John Deere party and I made a similar cake except I just put a toy tractor on it and made a barn etc! YOURS IS AWESOME!!!

Karen said...

I just can't get over how old Alan looks all of a sudden. It's amazing to see the difference between 2 and 3.

Great work on the cake (especially with birthday boy leaning on your head)! My youngest will be 3 in February. Wonder what her cake request will be? After the manatee, I'm ready for anything. ;)