In our tradition of making cakes with a theme, I asked Decker what he would like this year. He had two requests. He wanted a Kitty cake and he wanted a chocolate Ice Cream cake. We did a Pinterest search for some Cat ideas and even then I didn't know how I was going to decorate the cat. He liked the black cat designs the best...so I tried to make black frosting with black food coloring to make it darker. Got the idea for graham cracker ears from another cake and added my own spaghetti pasta covered with buttercream for the white whiskers. I like how it turned out. It was a challenge working on it because I had limited time with it outside of the freezer because I didn't want it to melt all over the place.
Keppi asked Lisa to put a special message on the reader board at Redmond Elementary. So the day after his birthday, we went down and found it! What a fun surprise to see this public announcement!
Oh and here's a picture of Decker getting his birthday breakfast in bed. He wanted to sleep on the floor so that he could use the dinner tray for his breakfast. Mike surprised him with a bowl of Chocolate Chip Cookie Crisp cereal drowned in chocolate milk. What a way to start the morning!
Dabbing has become a fad lately and I will see him and Cody pronouncing their superiority with the Dab dance move.
He doesn't mind talking in front of people and has given talks in Primary like a pro. He has been taking piano lessons this past year and instead of learning to read the music as he plays, he memorizes. He has an amazing memory.
He has liked having longer hair this year, and still enjoys Superheros and Pokemon. I will overhear Decker and Cody playing Pokemon in their room or in the car. As many cards as they each own, I am still surprised that they know which ones belong to whom.
Decker is a smart and kind son. We love him are so blessed that he is in our family.