Tuesday, May 12, 2009

alex' birthday recap

Two weeks late, but here they are. Alex truly scored a birthday week. The actual birthday day involved ice cream cone cupcakes and opening presents with the immediate fam.

The next night, Oma and Opa came over and we did a couple more presents, and another cake (these collages are mixed together a tad). The pictures in the middle show Alex checking out the card after being surprised by the musical CARS card. He was hilarious.

Friday we went to the Denver Aquarium with Aunt Mag. Oma came and joined us for lunch. Cake #3 was a shark. Luckily I took a picture of it in the morning before we left, because it indeed cracked in half by the time we got home. I got the idea here. The directions said to use a pound cake - after I baked a regular cake in a loaf pan, it dawned on me why: regular cake is no where near dense enough to hold the shape. But as you can see in the bottom right, Alex did not hold that against the cake.

Alex had a great birthday, and we are so happy to have his sweet little self in our family.


Tom said...

It looks (and sounds) like Alex had a fantastic Birthday Week. I'm sorry I missed all the festivities. And the cake looks great!

The Goat Herders said...

Happy Birthday, Alex!! What a fun time you have had. Were those building toys I saw? And are there tools involved. Have fun!