Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Ben!

...what a BUSY weekend...we picked the kids up from school on Friday so Ben could go buy his Birthday present...he's been waiting a LONG time to do this...in fact he has been working...and SAVING for the last 6 months so he could...he has worked hard and saved well over $600.00...he has mowed lawns, watched dogs, watered plants and other misc. side jobs...(and yes we did make him put some into the bank).

...Here he has just about $350.00 cash and he's just not too sure what to do with all that money! lol ...just kidding...



...he knew exactly what he wanted...and he bought himself a PS3!


...well its hard to believe but Ben turned 11! ...on Saturday we celebrated Ben's Birthday a few day's early...

...we had a BUSY day...with soccer and football games...and we ended it with inviting people over who meant the most to us and eating PIZZA and enjoying some really yummy cake...we were so sad that my dad just didn't feel well enough to join us...but he did call and wish Ben a "Happy Birthday" and said how sorry he was for not being there...and I must say how gracefully and grown-up Ben handled it...he told his Papa that he understood that he wasn't feeling good and wished he would get better soon...and he was happy that he called and checked in. I know Ben was bummed that he couldn't be there, but he understands how sick he is...we all did...

On Friday, I started making Ben's Cake and Cupcakes...it turned into quite the fiasco...and multiple trips to the grocery store before I even finished...and a burned finger...but I will have to admit it was all worth it...it turned out so yummy...even taking the risk of trying a brand new recipe...it was so yummy!




...I'm already thinking about the next Birthday and what cake I will make...hopefully I won't burn any fingers :)

8 comments:

Lisa F said...

That cake looks GOOD! I keep looking at that pan at the store - might have to break down and get it!
What a great birthday!

Shemaine Smith said...

Awe happy birthday! Be sure and have a family movie nite and watch a blue ray DVD on his new PS3. the picture is amazing!

Angie Blom said...

Oh how delicious is that cup cake.. come make me one!!.. That is amazing .. he sounds like my son.. he did the same thing for his birthday.. last year he bought himself the 32 inch TV with money saved and this year her bought the Xbox 360... I am sure the PS3 is on the list for next year.. Amazing birthday present to himself.. way to go.. and Happy Birthday!!xx

Margee' said...

Was a great day with family. Just wish Papa could have made it to the party. It's hard leaving him at home and going by myself.

Mona said...

We are glad Ben had a great party!!

Gina said...

Yeah, my cupcake pan is pretty AMAZING huh??? LOL :D Glad Ben had a wonderful Birthday . . . he's thrilled to be playing PS3 online with Jake now . . . they're going to have a blast chatting and playing "Call of Duty" together but apart! :)

Natalie said...

LOVE the picture of him fanning himself with all that cash!!! and I need a big honking cupcake like that! looks good enough to eat :)

Jen said...

YUMMY! that looks good wish you were closer I so would have you make one for me and pay you :)

Too cute with all that cash! what a grown up boy he is :)

Hugs,

Jen