Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy Birthday Jack!

I know I'm about a month late on this one, but in the Springer house we celebrate birthdays when it's convenient for everyone to join the party. Besides, does a two year old REALLY know that it's his birthday? Nope, not this one.

We had everyone over for a fabulous dinner of chicken enchiladas (thanks sis for the recipe...people were RAVING about them.)
When we went to Utah a few weeks ago my mom got Jack hooked on Choo-choo's, so it seemed appropriate to have a train cake for the big day. NOTE for any one wondering: I used Twinkies as the train cars, tootsie rolls as the rail road ties, mini oreos for the wheels, and a mini Reese's peanut butter cup stacked on some shaped starbursts for the smoke stack. I had a blast trying to be creative on making a miniature model train out of candy...and all the kids LOVED it! For the adults enjoyment that cake was four layers with a hefty butter cream frosting and raspberry filling. delicious.
Needless to say Jack loved the cake and kept pointing out the "choo-choo" on it.


Scotty had to help blow out the candles because jack wouldn't get near the "hot".


Grandma Susie and Grandpa Terry gave jack an awesome radio flyer tricycle with a handle on the end so we can push him around until he learns to pedal on his own...I'm tellin' ya, people have thought of EVERYTHING when it comes to toys! He also got a Cars helmet, and if you all knew how much this kid LOVES Cars and McQueen, you would know how cool that is.


Even though it was dark, cold, and raining, we had to try this thing out...He's looking pretty sporty on this bad boy.



On a slightly mushy side, we want Jack to know how much we love and care about him. His smile can brighten the room and his giggle is absolutely contagious. We feel blessed on a daily basis to have this little ray of sunshine in our lives.
We love you buddy!

11 comments:

Spencer and Kim said...

I love it love it love it!! I'm sure he just wants to be on his tric all the time and wear that cute helmet, too. LOL LOL LOL I'm telling ya can't get enough!

Sarah said...

Very cute cake! Happy birthday Jack!

Amber said...

That picture of him on the tricycle makes him look like such a big boy! I can't believe he's growing so fast. We love you Jack!

Candise said...

Great cake Jill! Maybe when I grow up I will be creative like my sisters and mom!

cindy said...

Good job on the 'choo, choo' cake! I miss Jackson so much--he really is a blast of sunshine. His smile and laugh brighten any day. I could use his giggle today!

melody said...

That is quite the trike! Sounds like a fun #2 for Jack.

Celena Patten said...

Happy Birthday Jack! Love the cake. You are so creative and I love the cake. I will keep your ideas in mind if I ever need to make a train cake.

Woods said...

I can't believe how big he is! He is so cute! I love the birthday cake too. Little miss crafty!!

Kristy said...

Happy Birthday! Way cool helmet dude!

McBrides said...

Great job on the cake Jill!! And little Jack is two! He's adorable, and so is Bianca. I love the halloween pictures too. Very cute!

Kelli said...

Your kids are so adorable and they are getting so big! I love the cake, your such a crafty girl! I'm jealous!