Robert chose the cake flavor this year. He said he wanted chocolate cake with whipped icing. Well, Publix was out of just plain chocolate cake. The only thing they had left was Devil's Food cake, so I bought it. I didn't even think about the irony of making Devil's Food for Jesus' birthday cake until Robert brought it up, and then I felt really bad about it. I'm sure God will forgive us seeing as how we bought the cake for a good reason. When we first started decorating the cake, Bryson wasn't really too sure what was going on. He really just wanted to stick his fingers in the icing and lick it, but as soon as Robert starting writing on the cake, he became very interested. Since he's still pretty young, the only thing he could really do was the sprinkles (hopefully he can do more next year), but he sure did enjoy using the sprinkles, and he did a great job. We then lit the candles and sang Happy Birthday to Jesus. Bryson knows a little about baby Jesus from his Little People Nativity Scene we bought him earlier in the season, but still not a whole lot. My hope is that by doing this every year, he will understand why we celebrate Christmas and that it's more than Santa Claus and presents.
Watching daddy write on the cake
Bryson's turn to decorate
This is one of our favorite pictures. I love his chubby little hands.
The finished product
Time to sing Happy Birthday!
Time to blow out the candles
Happy Birthday Jesus!