Monday, November 15, 2010

Happy Birthday, Gabe!

This is my son...
...after losing his first tooth. (Lost it while he was still six. He was very happy about that. He's a late-tooth-loser like the Dashingly Handsome Sidekick.)
 This is my son...
...on his seventh birthday with his crazy pirate (cupcake) cake.
 (Now you can see why I don't illustrate picture books. I'm big on ideas, short on talent. In case you can't tell, it's a pirate map. *blush* But, before you judge too harshly -- look how happy the boy is!)

This is my son... the crazy blind present-treasure-hunting pirate about to scour the living room for his loot.
 And here are...
...all the scurvy pirates who attended the party (read: cousins).

Now, Argggh!
Be off with you.


  1. What a cutie! I love the pirate themed party!

  2. Happy birthday, Gabe, and I love the pirate cake, Amy! (And yeah, cake decorating is one skill I'd like to work on someday. My mother-in-law makes the most beautiful cakes whereas I'm lucky to get it onto a cake plate and actually frost it all the way around:) )

  3. My boy turns seven in another month. How fun! I wish he'd be into pirates, but it's Star Wars everything at my house.

    And ooh, he'd be jealous about the tooth. Still holding tight to those baby teeth.

  4. Aw, lovely.
    You're not at all short of talent, you made the perfect (cup)cake for the birthday boy.
    Wouldn't mind having been at that party at all!

  5. forgot to say, your son has the most beautiful eyes.

  6. Not to neglect your genes, but he looks JUST like Aaron did as a kid! Which is to say, cute!
    And great job on the cake. I didn't guess correctly, but it was obvious your son thought you made a masterpiece. :)

  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GABE!!!!!!!!!!! Love the photos. How cute!


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