Steven's 16 today! It's so hard to believe. You would think that after having several other sons turn 16 I would be used to it, but I'm not. My baby's growing up! He's going to go get his driver's license in an hour!! Fortunately, he's still a momma's boy (although I probably shouldn't put that out for the world to see). However, he's also really good about being independent when he needs to. (For example, I was sure I'd have to go to kindergarten with him, but he walked in all by himself.) We're thrilled to have him around for a few more years.At 9 pounds, 3 ounces, he wasn't necessarily a little baby, but compared to his brothers he was tiny. (Sorry for the dark pictures.) 1997 - 4 years old. That's an R2-D2 cake. Steven likes Star Wars. Even today his favorite gift was a Star Wars video game. 2001 - 8 years old. By this time I had learned that Steven doesn't like frosting! That's Cool Whip in the middle just so that candles look prettier for me.
2005 - 12 years old. Old enough to able to express a preference for "really, I mean it, no frosting!" So, here's his favorite Jello Cake sans Cool Whip.
2009 - 16 years old. Steven got his ice cream cake. We should have made it the day before, because the chocolate topping wasn't frozen enough. So, it doesn't look pretty and I have a placemat to clean, but it was delicious! And no frosting!! (And yes, we're party poopers and only put one candle in the cake. But we didn't want to exacerbate the melting mess.)