Blake turned 9! For his birthday, we ate at Organ Stop Pizza. The kids loved the entertainment, even though those dancing cats were looking a bit mangy! Look closely and you'll see the organ player in the background.
We came home and had presents and cake!
I decided to play with fondant again and made this Mario cake. It took much longer than anticipated, and I was rushing to finish in time. I think I need a cake stand instead of a pan turned upside down!Blake is getting so tall, and will probably pass me up before long! He's doing well in piano, and is a great artist! We're glad he's part of our family!
"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbor's children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was here and that I really lived." -Marjorie Pay Hinckley