Ben’s Birthday Recap!

by Mollie

On his actual birthday, Ben got a donut for breakfast (it’s tradition).

That day was pretty normal.  Had a MOPS planning meeting at church, followed by a play date. That evening after dinner, Ben got to open his present. I was trying to get him all pumped up. Hard to tell who was more excited: Ben, or Natalie?

We got Ben a balance bike for his birthday. It doesn’t have any pedals, he is supposed to learn to coast along and balance on it.  He really likes it but is just a little bit too short still to work it properly.  Give him another inch and it will be a lot easier!

The next day was Ben’s party.  We invited his best buddies Isaac, Jack and Will (and their families) for a little lunch and cake.

It’s pretty easy to entertain little boys… some bubbles dumped on the ground are a great thing to play in!

The cake is my favorite part, you may have noticed.  This one was three layers white cake with Swiss meringue buttercream with a touch of lemon juice (quite possibly my favorite frosting ever).  The filling was strawberries, lemon curd, and more frosting.  It turned out very similar to a Bread Basket cake, if you are familiar with that Camarillo bakery.

My friend Katie took pictures so I could concentrate on the party.  This is not the greatest family picture, but at least we tried!  And the birthday boy was happy, that’s what matters, right?


4 Responses to “Ben’s Birthday Recap!”

  1. Jennifer says:

    How cute are they???? I loved those two videos of Ben. What a little cutie pie! I loved hearing Natalie in the background. She sounded pretty excited about that present! The pictures are beautiful. 🙂

  2. marisa says:

    oooooh yummy cake!!! i LOVE bread basket!!!!

  3. Mom and Mike says:

    Hey Mollie! (this is Mike) Great Pictures! I really like the family photo! It’s really good! I don’t know why you don’t like it.

  4. Mom says:

    Beautiful family, beautiful pictures! I too love Bread Basket!!! Best cakes ever. If this cake is like theirs I might have to try the recipe!!
    Can’t wait to see y’all in July.

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