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The Nat Pack: The super fashionable, super mod, super hip family consisting of Nat, Pete, Jakob, Brock, Troy, and Ivy. Like The Rat Pack, only younger, cuter, and not as rich or famous.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Transforming Into a Little Man

My little Jakob turned six (six!) on Sunday. And, as is custom with him, he has a new current love: Transformers.

On Saturday, Pete took him and the other boys to the G.I. Joe movie, then we ate at his restaurant of choice, McDonald's (yum, yum-blech-but hey, birthday person gets to choose, so there it is).

Then on Sunday morning, we had him open one gift before church-the Book of Mormon he had been asking for, complete with a bookmark. He was so excited. (It made me so glad that when I asked him what he wanted for his birthday, the first thing out of his mouth was "scriptures".)

I made his cake, and surprise!-it has the Autobot logo on it. I did the red part with fondant, which is like a smooth frosting. It's consistency is kind of like dough, so I rolled it out, and cut out the pieces following a picture I found on the lovely internet. It was my first time trying my hand at fondant, and it turned out fairly well. Although up close it looks all wrinkly. Like a grandpa sans dentures transformer. But can I get a "what what" for at least trying?

Besides scriptures, Jakob got clothes (which, like Troy, he immediately dismissed), a CTR ring, a transformer and the Transformer movie (yay for good parenting and giving our child a PG-13 movie!), a watch (which he also had asked for), a little bank because he's going to start earning an allowance and helping me with some chores (which Brock snatched up and tried taking the money out for himself), and some coloring/ painting/ drawing stuff.

I love my Jakob. I love his little faces and expressions that he makes. I love that he's trying to learn and asks a million questions, and how good of a reader he is becoming. I love that he loves this, and totally tries all the moves himself. He's a wonderful older brother and a terrific helper to his mom and dad.

My six-year-old, soon to be 1st grader, soon to be a karate man:

And what would this birthday post be without a slide show?


Momza said...

Awww! What a fun birthday cake! you did good Momma!
Brock sounds like he could be one of mine!
Doesn't it feel like you're making a difference when your kids ask for their own scriptures??!
Yea! for Happy BirthdayS!

Kelly said...

I love each different phase that kids go throught. We have costumes from each one, but I didn't give in on the $50 transformer mask and $40 arm gun! Your cake is Awesome!

Karlenn said...

Um, my neck looks really sinewy in that picture. And I love how covetous Brock gets. He cracks me up. Anyone can read him like a book!

Jodi said...

I am so impressed with your creative cake making! Happy Birthday Jake!!!

The Staker Family said...

Great job! You are such an awesome mom! Hopefully your six year old won't be as emotional as mine was, I am glad to be done with six, although in a few short months we will have a six year old again too.

Mindy H. said...

What a fun birthday! Nice work on the cake. I have been wanting to try my hand at fondant for a while and you have given me the courage to try it out.

And how cool is it that scriptures were on the top of his birthday list? Nice work!

Mandy said...

Hey girl! It was good to catch up with your family. Your kids are getting so big and as always, beautiful. I turned 30 this last dec but I'm pretending it is 29 again. I think it helped me to accept the the big 30.

Anonymous said...

How fun! I think I'd go crazy if my kids were so close together!! I love that you let your kids watch PG-13 movies too! Brynnan, my 3 year old, has been asking to watch spiderman!! Haha.

And that cake! Amazing!!! I think it looks awesome, Nat!! Great job!!