Celebrating by myself

Other Jim is at work, Jim is mowing the lawn, Hayley is in her room massaging some leftover fondant, Matt is at a friend's house until who-knows-when...

...and the birthday boy himself BAILED.

He would rather run in a summer, for-fun cross country meet than enjoy his birthday dinner of mac and cheese, mandarin orange jello, and broccoli!

Man, do I throw lame parties or what? Otherwise people would actually stick around.


So here is what sixteen-year-old Paul looks like. Please compare with the previous blog post to see the difference in Paul since he was a yitto (his childhood pronunciation of the word "little") boy.
Since he was cutting out of his own birthday dinner, I refused to wrap his present. Turns out he had trouble with the shrink wrap anyway, so it's probably a good thing that I didn't put MORE wrapping around it. He got a movie he requested. His smile is a result of me teasing him that he couldn't get the package open. He's trying to hide the package from the camera so I wouldn't be able to document his difficulties.

He also got new running shoes but Jim bought them for Paul and gave them to Paul early so Paul's been wearing them to cross country practice already.

Here the cake that we'll probably end up eating at 11:30 p.m. or something because that's the only time everyone will be home together. Happy birthday, Paul.


Jenni said…
AMAZING CAKE!! did you make the fondant? Mine just never works out quite right. How did you do it? Amazing!! He is such a handsome fella.
I purchased the fondant a long long time ago--like for Jimmy's 17th birthday (last summer). I did color it myself though.

As for shaping it, I printed out the Cs and drew the arrow on a piece of paper and used it as a template.
Jen said…
Wow, what an awesome cake! And the birthday boy didn't want to stay home to dig into it. What is wrong with him? If there's cake around, I'm not going anywhere. Can't wait to see you guys at the end of the month. Maybe we can have another birthday celebration for Paul (even if he doesn't come) with cake:)
Dennis said…
Run Paul Run. Happy Birthday Paul.