Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Birthday Extravaganza!

Our wonderful child turned two on September 5th! Happy birthday Sam! We love him and are so blessed to be his parents.

Sam loves every kind of sport under the sun, so I thought I'd try my hand at a sports themed cake. Ta-Dah!

Included are his favorite sports, with the top tier dedicated to his most favorite: golf. It is my first try at fondant, so if you squint your eyes when you look at it, it looks much better. :)

Sam was pretty excited about the real golf ball, he kept grabbing it off the tee - making it very difficult to get a picture with the ball and tee intact.

Birthday boy blowing out candle

Sam also really loves all kinds of boats: sailboats, pirate ships, etc. To celebrate his birthday, we took him on a boat out to a remote island. Several dolphins escorted us on our trip!

They liked to play in the wake.

We were so lucky to have this island all to ourselves most of the time we were there. It was a beautiful day at the beach!

We swam, snorkeled, and built sandcastles.

Happy Birthday Sam! We love you!


  1. WoW!!! The cake turned out amazing! Good job! What a fun day... wish we were there to share in it with you and your sweet family! Thanks for the pics... almost as good as in person! Love you!

  2. You did it! The fondant looks awesome. I also think I almost bought the swimsuit you have on. How fun, you are so talented B!

  3. Happy Birthday Sam!!! That cake is awesome bethany! Very impressive. :) I can't believe those dolphins were so close. I bet he loved it! Sam looks a lot like Aaron in the picture of the two of them :)

  4. I am glad that Sam had such a fun birthday! That cake is honestly amazing. I am glad that we got to talk for a minute today. Hopefully we can talk again soon!

  5. Beautiful cake Bethany! You are super talented!! The dolphin pictures are amazing. Looks like a fun way to celebrate indeed! Happy Birthday!! Can't believe your little man is 2 already.

  6. Bethany...that cake is amazing! It looks like you guys had a great day! Little Sam is so cute and is so lucky to be apart of such a great family!

  7. Awesome! I'm so glad that you guys are doing all sorts of super fun things! And the cake of course looks Excellent! I wish you were still here so we could 'play' cake-making!! Sam is getting so big and handsome!