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.