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Happy Birthday Zeke-y!

September 9, 2007 - 5:14 PM

Look at this guy!

Happy 7th!

What a great kid this is! And he's now 7!! Amazing! And to believe he started like this...

1 day old

Now he is doing all sorts of things! Reading, writing, fishing, bike riding, etc. This birthday was all about fishing though. He was given a gift card to Scheels and knew exactly what he wanted - bait. But then he still had money left over? He was so excited and wanted to make the most of it, which was really encouraging to see! He ended up picking out this tackle box he had been wanting for a long time and a new reel for his pole. Last night, this is what we found...

fisherman zeke

He had set up his box and pole right at the foot of his bunk bed so he could get up and go fishing as soon as possible. Then this morning these guys were rearing to go!

the fisherboys

Carrying their poles the way Papa taught them. Zeke even had his fingernail clippers on a necklace like a real fisherman does. They didn't catch anything, slim pickin's in IA, but that didn't matter to them. They had the time of their life! This was only the start of fishing for the week, they get to go all day on Wednesday for a field trip!

Not only did he have fishing on the brain, but he also had fish on the brain. I asked him what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday, he said "Trout!" It is a pretty sloppy attempt but it got the point across!

the trout cake

Zeke loved it, and that's what matters most! Then, he picked the best part for his piece...

fish head

Again, what a guy! Oh, and to brag on him, one more time! His little brother was starting to feel sad that he didn't get anything since it wasn't his birthday and Zeke up and gave him $5! Then Jeremiah used it to buy himself a new GI Joe! What a great guy! I am so proud of you Zeke! You are a wonderful son! I am so glad God gave you to us!

Response to Happy Birthday Zeke-y!

  • Holly said on September 10, 2007 - 9:33 AM

    Are you kidding! Dana, that is an AMAZING trout cake! Nice work! I didn't realize you were such an artist!

  • Blakely said on September 10, 2007 - 3:18 PM

    I love the cakes that you make!! You're totally my inspiration for making cakes for Roarke. I couldn't have made his Superman cake without you!! I'm glad that Zeke had such an awesome birthday!!

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