Yesterday was the birthday of our very own Mr. Forty-two Roads! Birthday fun was had by all and sundry. Some presents were of the bookish variety, and they came wrapped in paper which featured a picture of Lara in a blue skirt and Daddy with a beard:
Another present was of the crafty variety, and involved the whole family:
Lara drew the birthday cake and made the purple hand print and Jakey made the yellow hand print. Mommy stamped letters and assembled (well, and facilitated the whole Jakey-hand-print experience. Turns out it's actually rather challenging to get a baby to unclench his fist after sticking it in a tub of yellow paint!).
But of course, no birthday is complete without cake and candles. To wit:
As you can see, mid-process Lara quality controlled the chocolate icing. It passed.
Happy birthday, love!