Tuesday, February 15, 2011

{sandcastles, birthdays, and big plans}

Last year, when Keaton turned 16, he had some great friends that decorated his room and really made his birthday special.  He knows how nice it is to be thought of and so he likes to make other people feel good too.  

Today, one of his really great friends turned 17!  He decided to surprise her with a cake.  All I can say is . . . I'm impressed!

He borrowed my iPad to do a little research and found the perfect design.  A Sandcastle!

Due to appointments, I was gone when he started this process and he was on his own!  He obviously didn't need me.  (Well, maybe I'll help with the laundry.)

He's decorated a cake before and decided that he definitely likes the sand effect - much better than trying to keep the crumbs out of the icing.

This wasn't going to be just a plain sandcastle. 

I really hope this made her birthday feel extra special!  I'm also really glad that he has great friends that deserve great cakes!

I thought his juggling, unicycle, gymnastics, and piano were impressive enough but now he has serious cake decorating skills!  

He's amazing!

I'm so thankful that I get to be his mother.
I'm also thankful for all the time I get to spend with him.
(I do love homeschool.)
Nothing could be any better than being a mother!

Fabulous!  However, I don't think the pictures do it justice.

My very sweet & very talented Keaton will be 17 next week!  He's only requested a plain homemade ice cream cake so the pressure is off!  I'm thankful! How would I top his creation? 

However, I still have "birthday" on my mind . . .
I'm FINALLY going to be 40 this year!

Crazy pictures!  Can you even guess what's going on?

I'm having a 40th Birthday Ball!  Yep, we're going to wear formals and dance and have a magical evening! Yesterday, I met with my wonderful party planner and it will be so fun!

The above pictures were kindly taken by my sweet 11-year-old photographer who feels its best to keep you guessing . . . 
and she's right. . . 
stay tuned! (Or send suggestions!)