Thursday, October 16, 2008

A Man Who Knows What He Wants...

I should've known we were in for an adventure when from Adam's earliest days in the NICU the nurses would shake their head in frustration at his stubborness. After I was released from the hospital several days before he was, I wasn't allowed to spend the night anymore. He would stubbornly go all night screaming for food while the nurses frantically kept trying to feed him a bottle and then as soon as I walked in the door at 6 am he'd be perfectly calm and happy while he nursed like a little champ!

So I shouldn't be too surprised that now six years later that he's still a kid that knows what he wants in life. He'd picked out his breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu for today and even his birthday treats to share with his class. I didn't have to make any decisions, other than buying a few presents!

While perusing a recipe book several months ago he picked out this checkerboard cake as his next birthday cake. Once a week or so he'd pull out the cookbook to discuss with me what kind of cake mix he thought we should buy, what kind of cookies to use to make the checkerboards, what kinds of chocolates those were, etc. He's had the whole thing completely planned for months.

So when I tried to talk him into waiting until the weekend for his cake, so that Glen could participate in his birthday was no surprise that he wouldn't hear of it! After all, he was convinced that he couldn't open his presents until he'd blown out his candles. He wasn't even tempted by the alternate activity I proposed of decorating cookies and having ice cream instead.

So Cami spent the evening making Adam's wildest dreams come true with a re-creation of the checkerboard!

This evening, when he realized that I hadn't made his birthday blog post yet, he decided to take matters into his own hands and type it up himself!

It turned out to be a fun day for our sweet little guy who knows what he wants in life! It would've been completely perfect if Glen had been here, but it will be present enough for all of us when he's here in the morning! We've missed him!

Happy birthday Adam and welcome home Glen!!!!!


Denise said...

LOL! You've got your hands full..but what a cute hand full it is!

annalisa said...

wow that cake looks good! adam is such a smart boy!

Charlene said...

That cake looks great. happy Birthday Adam!!

alexandra said...

Kudos to Cami for recreating that cake! Happy Birthday, Adam!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday!!! We are in the midst of planning a "scary" birthday party of my 10 year old right now!! Enjoy!

Steve-Rosanna said...

What a beautiful birthday cake! Bet it tasted as good as it looks.

Happy, Happy Birthday Adam!

We love you.


(uncle) Pete said...

Happy B-day Adam!

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