Jun 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Ethan!

We had a small family get together Friday night for Ethan's B-day here are some pics:

Blowing out the candles. Smile Ethan!!!

This monstrosity of a cake is a homemade ice cream cake that my sister taught me to do. Ethan named this one the "Zebra Cake" direction are below:

Easy Homemade Ice Cream Cake
You need:
1 9x13 cake baked and cooled completely (your choice of flavor)
1 carton of ice cream (also your choice)
1 12oz. cool whip or whip up your own whipped cream
All you do is cut the cake in half through the middle so you now have two layers. Place the bottom layer on your serving plate. Cut open the carton of ice cream so you now have the whole block sitting in front of you. Slice the ice cream in about 1 to 1 1/2 inch layers and lay them on the cake to cover the whole bottom layer. You should use the whole carton of ice cream. Spread the ice cream a little to fill in any holes or cracks. Place the top layer of the cake on the ice cream layer and plaster the whole thing with cool whip. You can now place it in the freezer or serve immediately. We drizzled ours with chocolate syrup and jimmies.

Back to Ethan:
Playmobile Dragon set from James to go with their knight and castle set.

Hot wheels track from Auntie Sarah and Uncle Zack.
Thank you Auntie and Zacky!

This was the last gift waiting in the corner, Ethan had been itching to open it as soon as he saw it but we made him wait until last! Guesses for this one were a broom, a rocket, and of course a gun...
Ethan was so happy about these gifts from my Dad and Mom. Both the boys love playing "Civil War" with their good friend Caleb! We know the vest doesn't really go but Ethan had to wear it!!

This was the "thank-you-Papa-I-love-it" hug!

The next thing we knew Emmy had found the gun!

Watch out Annie Oakley here comes Emmy-lou!

She looks super innocent doesn't she??

James was thrilled when he realized they got him the same thing only one of them has the Confederate hat and one the Yankee! Thanks Papa and Mimi!!
Happy 7th Birthday Ethan!
We Love You!!


  1. Ok so the cake is HUGE, but I can't wait to try it, it looks yummy! It looks like you had a great birthday Ethan... we love you and send our wishes your way. I must comment that Emmy is getting way to big... too grown up looking, you must slow that down for me OK!!

  2. Happy Birthday Eithan. Did you save me a piece of cake. Ice cream is my favorit. Hehehe They grow so fast.