Happy Birthday to My Man!

>> Friday, April 22, 2011

My Marine just recently had a birthday.  We were a bit unsure of how to celebrate since he's usually never here for his birthday, so this one was pretty special!

Nani and I talked about what kind of cake to make for daddy.  She, at first, wanted a helicopter cake -- after all, daddy IS a Blackhawk crew chief....so it's just natural that he have a helicopter birthday cake.  Right?  WRONG!  Mommy don't do helicopters......at least not yet.

So after much consideration, we decided to make daddy a zoo cake.  Now I have to say that the only thing I did was bake the cake and put the animals on the top.  Nani did the rest all by herself - and I have to say - she did a FABULOUS job for being only 6 years old! 

Carefully icing the cake!

Adding the "grass" (green sprinkles)

Adding the Kit-Kat fencing (you can slightly see the blue icing for the water pond too)

Completed cake and so proud of herself!

Enjoying an off-key serenading of Happy Birthday

Daddy and the birthday cake baker


The big birthday gift - a hybrid grill (both gas and charcoal)
From me, the girls, and my mom and daddy


MaryAnne April 22, 2011 at 4:06 AM  

Nani did a great job decorating that cake! That grill looks pretty sweet, too. Happy Birthday to your Marine!

Raising a Happy Child April 22, 2011 at 8:15 PM  

She did a great job! What sweet pictures! Happy birthday to your handsome husband!

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