Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Gabe is now 9!!!!!

Well his birthday was on February 12th (slacker mom as usual)  Where does the time go though.  It really does seem like yesterday that we brought him home from the hospital.  I will say this that time might have flown fast but he has made every day fun and exciting.  He is the most energetic, imaginative boy that I know. 
This was the first gift that he opened.  It was from his brother.  Sam designed his own Tony Stark doll for him.  He even made an Iron Man outfit that he can put on the doll.  Very cool and as you can see Gabe loved it.
I made a felt airport mat for him (we included a set of airplanes for it too). Like I said this boy is extremly imaginative so he loves gifts that he can use his imagination on.
He got lots of goodies for his birthday.
One of Gabe's favorite apps on the iPad is Monster Mouth DDS  so when we found this play-doh dentist set we had to get it for him.  I have to admit it is pretty cool.  It even has a battery operated drill so the kids can drill the teeth.
This is probably my favorite picture of the day, look how happy he is.  Gabe always wanted a pillow pet (loves any type of stuffed animal) so we found a monkey one in the smaller sizes.  The castle in the front is something that we got from Micheal's.  It was unfinished so his dad painted it up for him.  It is a really nice castle.  It can close up for easier storage and has a draw bridge that opens and closes.  I will try and do a post on it soon.
Now for his birthday cake.  Oh the troubles, he really wanted an Iron Man cake which normally would not be a problem, except that we could not find an Iron Man pan anywhere.  He really wanted a shaped cake because I asked if he just wanted a basic cake with Iron man drawn on.   So we decided to get creative and the closest thing we could find was a Spider man cake pan.  This is what I came up with.  I was actually pleased with the outcome and Gabe loved it too so that was great.  The cake flavor was great, he wanted Strawberry/blueberry flavored.  I used this recipe here and just added in blueberries.  It was really good.  Rob actually commented that it was nice to eat something that was healthier on a birthday, now if we could just do something about the frosting, LOL.

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