As part of the preparations for the party, I went back to photos of Lincoln's previous birthday parties. He's changed so much from one year to the next! He's also becoming quite the son to be proud of, with good manners (for the most part), good social skills at events such as this, and just a sweet personality.
It's times like this, the birthday parties where Jenn completely goes above and beyond to fill the kids' minds with unforgetable, special memories, that I am espescially reminded how special and amazing my wife is.
The decorations were phenomenal, and the cake, of course, was the centerpiece. Here's how it came together.
And the cake. Oh, the cake. Three layers: Black Forest, authentic Black Forest with cherries and German cherry brandy, made the foundation; Blueberry Muffin cake made the middle, and Pineapple Coconut topped it off. The icing really was the icing on the cake, for it wasn't overpoweringly sweet, but more the mildly sweet that keeps one coming back for more. Jenn said it was much tougher to decorate with, but the taste more than made up for it.