Wednesday, February 16, 2011

"Let them eat cake"

So you know how some kids don't really know what to do with the first birthday cake and end up not really eating much of it? Yeah, so Bodie's not one of those kids...

He went from this...

to this...
in about 15 minutes flat. How you might ask? Here's how...

A little skeptical at first...

"Ewwwww...mommy, I don't like my hands being dirty like this!" (as an aside, that's probably the point we should have taken the cake away and given him birthday graham crackers instead)

"Well, wait a minute, let me just taste it..."

"Holy crap, that was good! Let me get some more!"

"Oh, what the heck, I might as well double fist it"

Making VERY quick work of the cake
(I should interject here and note that this is about the time where, in true Bodie fashion, he shoved his mouth waaaaay too full of cake, coughed and gagged a bit and then threw up. Lucky for us (and him), we were prepared and caught it all in a towel, which enabled him, again, in true Bodie fashion, to shove the towel out of the way as soon as he was done...and dig right back into the cake. I can only assume he was relieved to get some of his dinner out of the way to make more room for cake.)

"What, like you thought a little mid-dessert barf was going to slow me down?"

And...we start rubbing the eyes...
for the complete effect...
(by the way, he was giving me this look because I took the cake away. HE didn't think he was done yet - I thought that much chocolate that close to bedtime is what they refer to in parenting circles as a "rookie mistake")

Like we said earlier today, Bodie is not one to back down from a fight...I'm afraid the cake didn't stand a chance.
I have to say, when you dream about your child's first birthday, this truly is the stuff you dream of (ok, well, maybe minus the barf, but you get the picture). It was everything we could have asked for. He was SO excited, it was contagious. We could not help but laugh at him...and praise God for our sweet silly son!!!

P.S. Check out today - the background image is of Bodie, CA!!! See, everyone wants to get into celebrating the birthday of our little miracle! (ok, maybe that's not exactly how it went down, but you know that's how WE'LL remember it!)


  1. Incredible & awesome in SO many ways! Happy Birthday Bodie!!!!! --Kellie Schultz

  2. Happy Belated First Birthday Bodie!!!! Looks like it was a good one. I have never seen such an affinity for cake. :) We love you! Love, Erin

  3. Happy Birthday Bodie! Such great pictures. Praising the Lord for your first year of life and excited to watch you celebrate many more to come.

  4. HILARIOUS!!! I totally loved this post Amy! Thanks for sharing Bodie enjoying his birthday cake! Happy Birthday Bodie!

  5. Good work Bodie!! Nicely done! You are so right Amy- these are the moments every parent dreams of- moments that heart parents ache for when they are having bad days along the way. Happy Happy Birthday Bodie!!

  6. My sweet Bodie! Wow! i LOVE your pictures! It looks like you had a blast! May God bless you and your family with many, many, many more birthdays, my little miracle!

    I love you.

    Nairi and Family

  7. What great photos! Happy bday Bodie!! Annamarie, Paul, Jack, Elle & Eve (and 1in100)

  8. Oh my gosh, that is so great! I love that he is covered in chocolate! We just also celebrated our little guy's 1st bday last Sat, and he would only stick his finger in the frosting but that's about it! (he had his Tetralogy of Fallot repair last June and is fed through a gtube, so we are still working on the whole eating thing!)
    Bodie is just so adorable!

  9. So, so precious! I'm so glad Bodie enjoyed his birthday cake. I totally don't blame him, obviously you made him eat entirely too much dinner and he needed more room for cake! What an awesome memory. Ha!!

    I love, love, love the fact that a little barf didn't ruin his taste for more chocolate! :) Now that's a boy after my own heart!! LOL!