Saturday, June 13, 2009

9 years old!

Alonzo turned 9 today.  It hardly seems possible.  Just yesterday he was a tiny baby.  This year we didn't do the party thing. David is out of town so he had to miss the fun today, but before he left had a special day with Alonzo to celebrate.  Alonzo was allowed to skip school, hang out with Dad, and go shopping for his present.  He chose a wooden chess set.  I think he chose well.

Today is his actual birthday.  To celebrate each of his brothers made him a gift.  
Grayson made him a set of juggling balls from balloons and lentils.  

Colin made him an archboard marble set.

Cody made him a button skeeball set.

I made him a cookbook with his very favorite recipe inside, waffles.  Now he can learn to make them for himself.

On top of his planned presents he received two more things.  New shoes,

and new glasses.

Both of were not so much presents as necessities since he manage to break both his glasses and his shoes this week and he still has two weeks of school left.

Oh, and one more thing.  What birthday would be complete without a cake?  He asked for a cake that was stacked like wedding cake,  carrot cake with chocolate chips and pecans.  This is what I came up with.

I flat refused to put chocolate chips in a carrot cake.  That's just gross! I put them on the frosting instead.  Speaking of frosting, what's with cream cheese frosting?  It never seems to work right for me.  Even though I ended up putting in a lot of extra sugar trying to make it stiffer, it still sort of oozed off the cake after a while.  It tasted OK though, and I guess that's what counts in the end.


David said...

Happy Birthday Alonzo!!!!

It was great taking to you today and from what I can tell you had a wonderful birthday. I can't wait to play with you and your new games.

You have some pretty cool brothers to make you presents like that, and a way cool Mom to make a cake that looks that awesome.

Great job Mom!!!! You’re the best!

Terio said...

It was so great talking to you today!! I am glad that you got to have your very own cake. I can't wait to play chess with you! See you in 18 days!!

Jenn said...

I love your new glasses Alonzo!! They're very cool!!! And Aunt Shannon - your cake looks great! Happy Birthday!!!

Gabriel said...

There's something wrong with time. It just go faster for us once our kids are born... not fair.