Sunday, September 07, 2008

The Big 4 Is Coming

I am melancholy today. But at the risk of contradicting myself, it is a happy melancholy. Is there such a thing? My son, my first born will turn the age of 4 come Tuesday and this afternoon, we celebrated his big day with six of his neighborhood friends and parents. He of course, got spoiled rotten and as a smug mother, I think that it is well deserved because he is truly a good little boy. Where is the time going though? It seems just like yesterday we were in the hospital in stunned silence trying to wrap our heads around that I had just delivered him 7 weeks early. It seems just like yesterday our excitement of taking him home after 2 1/2 weeks in the hospital and feeling giddy and scared because we were on our own for taking care of him; no more fabulous nurses to guide us in our learning process. It seems just like yesterday that I was sitting here in happy melancholy that he was turning one. Now I have blinked and here I am wondering where these four fabulous years have gone. They have truly been four incredibly precious years. Four years of happiness fulfilling me more than I had ever thought possible in my life. And now I look at my precious boy and despite feeling melancholy that my baby is rapidly growing, I also feel excitement. What does the future hold for this beautiful boy? He is a true gem and perfect in every way. Full of a zest for life yet sensitive enough to soak it all in and appreciate all and everyone that is around him.

All I truly know is that I am one lucky Mommy and feel incredibly blessed to have this privilege to be his Mommy.

And this is the cake. For those of you who don't know, I am not exactly a culinary expert nor do I possess much creative talent. Masyn got a heart cake for her first birthday, Kaelen the clock cake and unless I take a course or two, Masyn will get a rabbit for her second birthday and then that maxes out my baking knowledge. After that, it will be back to store bought cakes or perhaps I will have to try the expensive pan mould ..... but then I will still have to come up with the design on the cake .....

8 comments:

christie said...

That cake looks WAY better than mine last week! You can actually READ the numbers! Well done!!!!

Looks like you may be onto something....icing instead of smarties. Who is the "smartie" now?!?! hahaha

Goofball said...

wow what a great cake!

wow, it's been 4 years since we were in Canada! it's been 9 years since we actually saw each other!


Kaelen is growing very fast indeed, but into such a precious great boy. You are truly blessed to have such a precious great boy as Kaelen.

Happy birthday to him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

What a fantastic cake!! I absolutely love it!

Steph

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday Kaelen!

Andrea said...

That clock cake is SOOO fun! I'm definitely going to steal that idea from you one year! ;)

Ellen said...

and you say you are not creative!! I have never seen that cake style before - it's awesome!!

Trish said...

I love the clock cake! Hope you don't mind, but I really want to steal the idea!! Yum!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

That cake is cute! Happy Birthday Kaelen! He is a very lucky boy to have a mommy who loves him so much!