Saturday, October 03, 2009

E 7 - by Brad

Elliott turned 7 last week. Crazy that we have a seven year old... especially when I still don't act older than that. I think I will probably say something to that effect every birthday from here on out.

Elliott's birthday seemed to be an ordeal that dragged out all weekend long. I was at a work conference the day of his birthday so Lindsey brought the boys over to Seattle to stay at the hotel with me on Thursday, the night before his birthday. Elliott had his heart set on swimming at the hotel and I was sure that any hotel with a pool in Seattle would have an indoor pool... but no. Elliott and I went swimming at night, outside, when it was probably 60 degrees out. Needless to say, we had the pool to ourselves.

On Friday (his actual birthday) after I got out of my morning classes at my conference we headed to the LEGO Store for Elliott to pick out a birthday present from us and use some of the birthday money he had already received. After that we had lunch at the Rainforest Cafe. We were going to do a few more things, but Elliott just wanted to go home and work on his LEGOs.

On Sunday we had family over for a football themed birthday party. The guys watched the Seahawks and their come-from-ahead loss while the women did... well... whatever the women do. At half-time there was a pinata, presents, and some birthday cake. Of course this post is mostly about the birthday cake. We felt that this was one of our better designed cakes.

And one more just because you need a close up...

Oh I am posting this on my sister's birthday, so here's a shout-out to my sister... HAPPY BIRTHDAY GAIL!!! (We'll have your Seahawks birthday party NEXT year!)


Brazenlilly said...

Heck yeah you should highlight that cake! It's AMAZING! I'm so in awe of your use of fondant. Happy birthday, Elliott!

Gail said...

Great post Brad. I am so glad that Elliott had a great birhtday. Mom also sent pictures so I got to see what was going on. Thanks for the birthday greeting. I didn't have a Seahawks party, but I did have a cook out and camp fire and lots of friends joined me.