Wednesday, March 28, 2012

{Another} Happy Birthday

My sweet, baby boy turned 12 over the weekend. 

I still see him as my baby, but in reality he is well on his way to becoming a man.  Such bittersweet moments for me.  Bradley is such a good kid and I'm not saying it because I'm his mom.  He has a thirst for knowledge that is never ending; a heart that is bigger than his ego, and a need to be himself, no matter what his peers want him to be.

He fights with his sisters, but would destroy anyone else who might mess with them, he tries to fill Audley's shoes when he is out of town for work.  Bradley is not afraid to lead singing at church and would give the shirt off of his back to anyone he thought might need it.  He loves to laugh and make us laugh with his silly antics.

He loves to learn from the older boys, but tries to be the same kind of friend to boys younger than him.

He makes his parents very proud.  So, when Bradley asked me to make a special cake for his birthday, I was not going to tell him no.  I was expecting something crazy, maybe a character (which I'm not very good at making), but no.

Bradley asked for a double chocolate cake, with chocolate buttercream, topped with ganache, chocolate dipped strawberries and whipped cream.

{Can we say sugar coma?!}

So I fixed exactly what he wanted.

Chocolate on chocolate on chocolate with chocolate strawberries and whipped cream.

It made him extremely happy. 

 It's Wednesday, and he is still extremely happy as he has carried a piece in his lunch every day this week.

His teachers ..... probably not so happy.


  1. Happy Birthday to your son. You should be proud, as he sounds like a great young man.

    Beautiful cake, too!


  2. You describe your son in ways that make my heart swell. So glad that he had a very happy birthday.

  3. He's so don't tell him I said that as boys that age are so easily embarrassed by their parents and their friends. :) How proud you must be Jen! And that cake.....oh my! I pinned it! It's gorgeous xo

  4. It sounds like you have a terrific son and I know you are proud...rightly so! He's handsome too, glad he enjoyed his day. That cake looks scrumptious!


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