Monday, January 24, 2011

Nathan Turns Four

My baby boy turned four years old this month.

This is hard for me to believe, as just yesterday he was a curly haired baby that lived in his swing and slept all day and night and never cried or demanded attention.

He must have been saving up his demands for the future.

And... well, here we are.

To say that he has become a little more demanding since those days would be the understatement of the year. Nathan is definitely one of the most high maintenance preschoolers I've met. But I still love him.

He's just very demanding.

But I love him soooo much.

He just wears me out on a daily basis.

But he's so stinkin' lovable and cute.

He just demands constant attention every waking minute of Every. Single. Day.

Except when it came time for his 4th birthday.

Then all he wanted was an Indiana Jones cake. Not a party. Not friends. Not gifts. Not games.

All he wanted on the day he turned four was a cake.

So, I baked a cake, bought some green and blue food colouring in spray cans, made some Indiana Jones-ish coloured frosting, and found sprinkles that looked like rubble.

Oh, and picked up some Scooby-Doo balloons?

Because I couldn't find Indiana Jones balloons and figured he was too young to realize these didn't go with his birthday theme.

Then I asked Samantha, Brett, and JD to go down to the Lego bin to dig up every piece of Indy Lego they could find. Which they did, and we all and worked together to decorate a cake that Nathan would love.

This is what we came up with:

My favourite part was Indiana's chewed-up whip. What can I say? Clara had to contribute to the cake too.

Indy was running from the snake pit while simultaneously avoiding the crystal skulls that were scattered across the jungle.

This bad guy disguised as a ninja was trying to steal the Holy Grail which was being carried off by an army of ants, scorpions, and spiders.

Indy's Dad was waiting in the getaway boat in the river, trying to avoid the crocodile behind him.

And this birthday boy was very happy with his cake!

And his presents.

Especially this cute frog blanket from his Stewart cousins.

Happy Birthday Nathan!


  1. That is the cutest, most awesome cake any 4 year old Indiana Jones fan could have for his birthday. I love how everyone worked together to create it for Nathan and make his day so happy.

  2. I LOVE the cake! I bet Nathan was so happy with it. I can't believe he is four already, time passes so quickly! Happy birthday little man!

  3. Happy Birthday !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We love the cake .We're happy he likes the blanket.

  4. I love seeing those pictures of Nathan as a baby. He was so adorable! Great job on the cake too! It looks so fun!

  5. The cake turned out great! Such a good idea to use lego on it. Samantha's hair looks cute. Did you use the flat iron to curl it? You must be getting good at it!

  6. Love Him, Love You, Love the Cake! You are xoxoxo glad we get to have such amazing friends to rub shoulders with xoxoxoxo


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