So Jacob had a birthday this weekend. I got up early and made him scones for breakfast. He was shocked to see me out of bed at 6:30 in the morning without any cajoling or snooze buttons.
That was my birthday present to him. (The getting-up-without-being-asked-1,578-times part.)
Generous, I know.
And then I baked a yummy carrot cake. Just call me Holly Homemaker! It really was yummy. I heart carrot cake. Thankfully Jacob does too, so it wasn’t entirely self-serving. By the way, you should seriously see Chinese birthday cake candles. I’ve seen small children reduced to tears after one gets started. It’s a flower that “blossoms” (in full bloom above) while this mini-flame thrower shoots out the center of the flower. Unfortunately, that stage of candle lighting isn’t shown in the picture. Oh, and it plays the “Happy Birthday” jingle in an incredibly-annoying high-pitched electronic tone. Until you cut the wire. Which wasn’t something I knew until recently. Previously I’d resorted to stomping on them. That also works.
And then a group of about 15 of us went to play paintball. Yes, that’s right. Paintball in China. I joined the opposing team so that I could shoot Jacob. Which I failed to do, mostly because I was hunkered down in my bunker. What can I say? I’m afraid of pain and bruises. Oh, and I couldn’t see out of my goggles… soo foggy. Jacob was a police man. I was a “terrorist.” Jacob was really sore afterwards. He said it’s from all the jumping and diving he did. I think it might be because he just gained a year.
In other non-birthday-related news. My favorite blog designer, Danielle of The Design Girl
, (who, might I add, did my blog as a gift a long time ago) is hosting a great giveaway for a very special *wink, wink*
foster home that’s very close to my heart *wink, wink*
It’s a raffle, and all proceeds go to the foster home. Not only could you win a custom blog makeover, but you could also get some other free stuff like stationary or a blog design using one of her premade templates. Go check it out…