Fall 2012

Fall 2012
[learning to live a perfectly imperfect life]

Flashback Friday - Jordyn's 14th Birthday!

Okay, so Flashback Friday is probably meant to flash back a bit further than this... but let's face it.  I'm behind in posting photos.  We have had 2 birthdays around here and no one has seen so much as a glimpse!  So, we're flashing back to... (hold on to your seats) JANUARY!  (No one really has time for long travels anyway.)

Jordyn turned 14 in January and Jeremy began his "I-am-in-denial-I-have-a-daughter-with-a-driver's-permit" phase.  As far as I was concerned, I was google-ing South Dakota's driving rules! Laws about when you can start driving are different in Iowa (where I grew up -- hold the Iowa jokes, please) and it sure seemed like 14 was young!  (There's another "boy-Carin-sounds-old" comment, for those of you keeping track.)  But, sure enough, it's true!  

So, Jordyn passed the test, paid the state, and smiled for her 1st official Driver's Permit.

As many of you know, I make the kids' birthday cakes.  It's a tradition that my mom started when my sister and I were young.  Being the amazing creative genius she is, the cakes she created for us were spectacular.  (I mean, she literally sculpted a baby lying in a cradle out of the cake for one of my birthdays -- based upon one of my favorite books at the time called Baby Dear.)  Anyway, my cakes definitely lack the spectacular label, but I do love making them!  

So, Jordyn's cake this year was inspired by her newly-acquired permit.

Jordyn is always taking pictures of herself on her camera phone... though she opted not to pose for a photo like that on her permit, I definitely had to put one of her famous "cool poses" on her cake!

Though we didn't have a typical "birthday party"... (I'm not sure why Jordyn was so opposed to my idea of clowns and birthday hats) we still had a fun get together with our family and one of Jordyn's best friends, Emme.  

Being the super-great big sister she is, Carter and Rylee got in on the candle-blowing fun! We even managed to slip in a lame, off-key "Happy Birthday" song without so much as an eye-roll.   

So, there it is!  Another birthday.  Another year older. One step closer to high school (next year.)  All in all, I think it was a success!  (Give the girl some cake, ice cream, and a new cell phone and she's one happy birthday girl!)


tali said...

The cake looks pretty spectacular to me!

Anonymous said...

The cake is awesome!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

OK that cake ROCKS!!!!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

By the way, I am adding you to my blogroll right now! :) I'm a little behind! LOL

Kelly said...

Once again I am amazed by your skills. That will be a cake Jordyn will remember when she is older and wondering why the check out clerk has his hair hanging in his eyes :)


Cindy Groom-Harry said...

Believe me, my cakes weren't as spectacular as yours are becoming! This one is so cool and just perfect for teenager Jordyn! If you'll pardon the pun, "this takes the cake!" (Sorry, I just couldn't resist!) Love, Mom