Friday, October 17, 2008

Andrew's Birthday Party

What was Andrew's Birthday Party Theme? I'll give you one guess.



So this cake doesn't look very big, but let me tell you . . . it was a layered 16" round, 15 pound cake that fed at least 80 people! It was enormous and SO much fun to create.

Michael goes to class in "sections". There are 90 people in his section, and he sees them every day, all day, all week. His section was cute enough to invite Andrew, Jacob and I to come to class after the day was over to celebrate Andrew's 3rd birthday with them. I was admittedly worried how Andrew would react to 90 adults singing "Happy Birthday" to him. I was thrilled and surprised to watch him enjoy every minute of the attention!

Right as I walked into class, my children were swooped out of my hands to be loved and cuddled by Michael's classmates the whole time we were there.

This is Michael's classroom: Aldrich 109, Section H.

This is our resident HBS wild Turkey: Henrietta. Warning: She has a really mean streak! Luckily we were permitted to pass behind her without being chased all the way to class.



Have you ever seen someone SO excited for their birthday?


We had a few of Andrew's friends over to celebrate his birthday and to help us make train shaped pizza. Too bad you can't tell the shape from these pictures, there was SO much cheese and pepperoni put on top it buried the dough!

Happy Birthday my little love. I am so grateful to have you!

18 comments:

Kirk and Jamie said...

Your cake turned out so amazing. You definitley have a gift for these kinds of things.

Alicia said...

The cake looks amazing in the pictures - and they still don't even quite do it justice! What a fun birthday - your kids will always feel special and loved, for sure!

Nollie said...

We used the train cake mold from Williams Sonoma for Ben's bday this year. He and Andrew would be great friends since Ben studies his Thomas the Train "newspaper" every morning during breakfast. You know, the ones that come with the trains that have pictures of all the other trains. Oh, and a shout out to section H. Andy was in as well. gotta love Aldrich 109. :)

Steven~Kristin said...

Hi Jen! Happy Birthday to Andrew! What a lucky little boy... not many three year olds get that many people to help them celebrate! Time sure flies, doesn't it? Your train cake was AMAZING! He looked like he was in heaven on his birthday!

Dawn Harvey said...

Holy Cow Jen! Then only thing I can say is, you go sorella! Oh and I'm offended that you didn't make me a big Mr Darcey cake for me for my birthday! So I guess maybe I'll forgive you someday. Love you guys.

Johanna said...

Awesome cake! Glad your guy had such a fun birthday party!

Laura said...

That cake is insane! Good job!

Julianne said...

Happy Birthday Andrew! You're THREE! Good thing you had LOTS of friends to celebrate with! And the most FUN cake ever!! Hope you had a great day!

Sarah Smith said...

That cake is impressive! I can't believe Andrew is 3- I can still remember where I was when we were talking right after he was born. Time goes by way too fast. Seeing your pictures with Michael's section made me so homesick for Chicago and Business School- what a great time of life! I am so glad you are enjoying it! Miss you and can't wait to see you......at Christmas???

Danielle Lindorf said...

Wow, Jen! That is an amazing cake--you are very brave and creative! I am so glad that Andrew's party went well. You sure made his #3 birthday special. I wish we could have been there!

LOVE YOU!

The Egglestons said...

16" round and 15 pounds?? Wow, Jen! What an amazing cake and what a great mom to make it so fun for everyone! It looks like Andrew loved it all.

Ashlee Macdonald said...

Happy Birthday Harvard style. Love the CAKE! You have great talent girl.

Ashleigh said...

Jen, the cake is amazing! Did I get that right, you made it! SO impressive. Your boys are too beautiful. Happy Birthday Andrew!

allegra said...

wow Jen, great cake!! you are so talented...i love it, and i'm sure Andrew did too:) Happy bday little man. You sure are the cutest 3 year old Boston boy I know

callie & steve said...

what a cake! not often do beautiful cakes look delicious...but you accomplished both! it was fun to catch up and see all of the fun your little fam is having. i loved seeing ali province and her boys in some of the pics...we just love that fam!

Sara said...

Okay, this is totally lame, but I am so excited to have finally made it on to your blog listing! I feel so loved!

Megan and Mike said...

Jen, that is the most amazing cake I have ever seen! And Andrew is so grown up! I miss seeing you guys. Hopefully it isn't too much longer before we can see you guys. Hope all is well.

JaNae and Bryan said...

What a stinking cute cake! You are so talented!