I can hardly believe that our Jake is 4. His birthday was on the 29th of April and we had his party a few days early on the 27th. He had been requesting for some time that he have a volcano birthday cake this year. We had no idea how to go about that so I called our good family friend and cake making extraordinaire Meta for advice. With the purchase of a few cake pans, food coloring, blood, sweat, and tears we finished around midnight the night before the party. We are not ready to go pro but the 4 year old that we were trying to impress was, so we felt good about our effort. We had his party at our "favorite" friends Matt and Jessie's house. Between family and friends we had a good group and Jake had plenty of kids to run around with. After presents and cake the kids headed out for pinata fun. Jake went home with fun presents, skinned elbows, a stomach full of sugar, and told me that it was the "best party ever!" I suppose we can chalk it up to a success. The actual night of his birthday we went to Applebees for dinner so we could have him sung to. He was a little surprised, excited and embarrassed but smiled for a while about it. To look back on how tiny he was when we met him and see the funny, sweet, emotional, happy, smart boy he has become has been the funnest time. Can't wait to see what else this guy has in store for us. We love this boy!