Saturday, February 12, 2011

Jake is 9!

 
Today is Jake's birthday.  Jake is our second boy and our fifth child.  He was the baby for four and a half years before Dan came to take the job.  Jake is amazing.
Balancing on this ball is an easy thing for Jake to do.  I had a picture of him on his knees -- not using his hands -- but it was too blurry to post -- one of us moved.  Jake can do amazing thing on this ball (which belongs to Kayli).  It is terrifying for me to watch him because I'm always sure he's going to fall and split his head open on the multiple sharp objects in the room -- but he never has.  When he was very young he already had such good balance that, after a while I quit cringing when he did semi-dangerous things because it was so extremely unlikely that he would fall.

This is Jake's first year playing city league basketball.  He has not been shy about it and he loves to shoot.  He's quite good at dribbling the ball too.  His Dad is his coach and today for his birthday Jake made two baskets.  He watched Connor play later and was happy to go to McDonalds for lunch.
Jake got to open presents this morning.  He got very nice things but I think this soccer ball is his favorite.  He loves soccer and he loves the color black and so a black soccer ball is perfect.  He got a camera too and both sets of grandparents sent him gifts.  I think he was very happy with his presents.
Here is Jake with his Pikachu cake.  When I was trying to figure out what would make Jake happy on his birthday I kept quizzing him on what he would like to do and what kind of cake he would like to have.  I knew I had hit on the right thing when I mentioned a Pokemon cake and got a smile.
Jake had trouble blowing out his candles.  Derek got about eight pictures of him blowing out the candles because it took so long and Jake was laughing before he was done.  We had cake and ice cream at snack time (about three o'clock at our house) and then we had a pizza picnic at dinnertime while we watched Despicable Me.  All in all I think it was a good birthday for a very good boy.

7 comments:

cold cocoa said...

Jake is great! I loved seeing him balance on that ball too. I need to get me one of those huge ones. Happy birthday Jake!

Marcy said...

I can't believe he's nine!! I still remember him keeping us entertained during presidency meetings at your house when he was like 2. My how time flies!!

T said...

Nine years... I mean... I knew that since Jake was born right about the time we moved back to UT and right before H... but it still seems like some of that... (the traumatic parts) were more recent... I hope that isn't true for you as well...

Happy Birthday Jake!! (now a day late) sorry :(

Saimi said...

What a cutie, he looks just like his mama!! Love the cake and I'm sure it taste as good as it looks!!

Michelle said...

Really?! How did I lose track of the time? We have always been impressed at his dexterity. Happy be-lated birthday, Super Jake.

Megz said...

YOur cake turned our very well. Jake is a cute sweet non-spazzy kid. I'm glad his day turned out so well.

LC said...

Sweet job on the cake!
Happy Birthday to a great kid!