Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Jonah's 2nd Birthday!

Jonah turned two on Saturday.

Jonah's gift from us was eight helium balloons. It was the perfect gift.

Here he is arranging them into a nice line like he did several times in several different rooms.

Jonah brought a single balloon with him to breakfast.

Jonah's gift from Nana Lisa & family was this new table and four chairs that match his kitchen. As you can see, he loves it! (He also lined his chairs up into a nice, neat row several times in several rooms).

Enjoying a little storytime with Dad.

Jonah insisted that his balloons be within arm's reach during his lunch.

Jonah's cake was a chocolate Texas sheet cake with chocolate brownie-like frosting. It is delicious. Thank you Lacey for the recipe.

When my cake fell a little in the middle before I'd even opened the oven I was pretty sad. It had also happened last year when I made Brandon's homemade chocolate birthday cake. I went online to try and find out why cakes fall. I found this totally useless website.
It said, "Cakes fall when they are cooked at a temperature which is too low, or too high...Using insufficient liquid, for example, or not enough oil. An excess of sugar or flour can also create problems with the batter which may lead to falling cake...If the cake is overbeaten, it may fall because of the excess of air trapped in the batter. Underbeaten cakes, on the other hand, may fall because the batter is too dense and is unable to rise...Finally, cakes fall when they are baked at altitude." So there you have it.


Abbie said...

"Or in other words, we have no idea why your cake has fallen".

Lauren said...

Happy Birthday Jonah!

victoria said...

Maybe you left the cake out in the rain?? lol!
Happy Birthday to Jonah!!

Ryan and Elaine Pettit said...

Happy Birthday Jonah...wish we were there to eat your delicious cake....and give u lots of hugs and kisses

Kami said...

That is so cute, as I was thinking of doing a balloon birthday party for Jared. Can't go wrong with balloons that is for sure! Hard to believe he is 2 hey? Well hope you have a great week!

Janette said...

Thanks for telling me that my cake fell because it just did. Totally useless information...gotta love it. Happy birthday Jonah!

Jules said...

Balloons! What an awesome idea for a present. Tons of fun for a few days and then they go away and no need to store toys that the child doesn't ever play with anymore. I am so stealing this.