Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above

That verse is from James 1:17. James is my favorite book in the Bible. If you want to know how to walk out a Christian life, read the book of James! We adopted this verse for our youngest son, James. We gave him the middle name, Carl, after my father. James sure loves his Papa! (Not so) little James Carl turned 2 yesterday. These past two years have flown by. He has been a joy of a son to have and we are so proud of him!

I was rather tired of making chocolate cake and wanted to do something different this time. I had a few ripe bananas laying on my counter just begging to be used, so I made banana cake with cream cheese frosting. It was so yummy! I also decided to try out Rebecca's Wilton cake decorating stuff. The frosting should have been a little stiffer, but it turned out cute anyway.

I found the little boats at the dollar store and filled them with popcorn for decorations. The kids each got to keep one as a party favor.

I was wishing that I had little palm trees to put at each plate because the place mats look like a little sandy islands in a big ocean. Maybe next time?

All the cousins digging in.

Nate decided to be "cool" while he eats. Maybe he just felt like he wasn't getting enough attention?

Umm. Look at the camera, James!

He really tried to blow out the candles, but just couldn't get it done!

Mom and Nate to the rescue!


Reading a card from Aunt Diana.

Getting help from big brother.

Yaaayyy! He love this gift sent from Papa and Grammy.

Today, we called Grammy to say thank you for the birthday present. I handed James the phone and he said, clear as day, "Thank you!" What a good boy!


Anonymous said...


I love your family picture! I also love the picture of James "reading" his card. That is too cute!


Misty said...

Aww, he is still such a cutie! I love his smile :-) Cute birthday idea and the cake looks great!

Adela Campbell said...

Happy Birth Day JC! Wish I could have been there to hug you on your special day! I love you ~ Aunt Adela

Allana the cake is adorable! Looks like it tasted good too. I love banana cake. YUM
(Have fun on your trip. Love the neice and nephew for me.)

Tracy said...

The cake looks great!I LOVE the family pictures. They turned out beautifully! I also wanted you to know that I found a sketch pad that I believe belongs to your daughter at church. If she wants it I placed it in the brown cabinet in the lobby. Tracy :)