I’m breaking out of my comfort zone and writing a post on Friday morning of all days. It’s not like I don’t have 100 other more important things to do, but I was going through photos from Eli’s birthday yesterday and thought I would throw it all together in a quick recap post.
So Happy Friday to you all, and I hope you enjoy this recap of Eli’s special day!
Each year for his birthday, Eli gets to pick out one sugar cereal to enjoy and consume over the next week or so, till its gone (it doesn’t last past 5 days). Last year he picked Lucky Charms and the year before that, frosted flakes.
Look at that happy little guy!
This year he picked a cereal I have never heard of before called Krave. Apparently he saw the commercial and was hooked. All he kept saying all week was, “Krave, Krave, Yum, Yum.” He of course, chose the double chocolate crave. Here he is proudly holding his box.
Here’s Eli enjoying his first bowl. He liked it, but thought the milk was gross.
“Krave, krave, yum, yum, but milk is yuck, yuck.” Here’s the cake I made Eli. It’s my chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting. I realize I need to make this cake again on a sunny day and update the photos, as the frosting looks yellow in the photos, and it’s not a yellow frosting. So, that being said, Yvonne, Cathie & Debbie, I’m baking this cake again on a sunny day and splitting it between the 3 of you, so get ready!
You all have been asking for a slice, so your wish is being granted.
Aren’t I a nice friend?
Eli likes a Halloween themed cake every year, you know, because his birthday is in October and all.
Here’s this year’s cake.
Here’s last years cake. I love that the spider is melting and Darth Vader is attacking the marshmallow ghost.
This is the pose he took for me with the cake.
This is the way he really wanted to pose with his cake.
As you know, when it’s your birthday in the Grandy house, you get to choose your birthday dinner. Eli chose; green bean and shallot ravioli, garlic bread and blood orange Italian soda. My friends and family were very surprised at his choice, but he loves that ravioli dish and ate each and every bite. It was raining and very fall-like, so we had our first fire in the fireplace!
It was super cozy!
Eli wanted a picture next to all his presents. The birthday presents are always the centerpiece of the birthday table.
BTW, those presents were not all from us; they were from extended family as well.
Here’s the birthday cake lit up! Not so scary with the colorful girly candles!
I love this photo because Eli’s all blurred in the background checking things out.
Here’s Eli anxiously waiting to blow out those candles.
At last, the cake! The room was eerily quiet until the cake was consumed.
Happy birthday Eli!
Remember, eight is great!