Sunday, February 19, 2012

They are growing up!


My grandson, Austin, celebrated his fifteenth birthday today. He has abs of steel, but won't let me see them.

"No, you're my grandma, that's weird."

He works out and exercises several times a week. He has sports memorabilia and posters of ball players (and also a Sports Illustrated model) all over his walls, a large TV in his room, and a recliner which he bought with his birthday money a couple years ago. Fifteen and his own man cave! He's a good kid with a lot of ambition, and I am very proud of him. He invited his uncle and cousin outside to toss a football. He spied me and pretended to toss it to me.

"Go ahead! You don't know who you're messing with here, boy! Last time I was here I proved I could slug a baseball. I can hit, and I can catch. I just can't throw."

"Yeah, right!"

"Toss it!"

"Wow!" he and Nick both yelled, as I caught that spinning pigskin.

I tossed it back and narrowly missed a Mustang, car.


I have never taken a cake decorating class. When my kids were small I used to make them stand with me at the grocery store bakery department so I could observe the bakery ladies decorating cakes.

Years ago, I bought a few tips and decorating bags, a large pan and obtained a frosting recipe. Shhh! Don't tell the Cardinals I used their logo. The bird's head feathers are a bit too froo-froo, and his legs are out of place, but close enough and not too bad for free-hand drawing.

40 comments:

Bookie said...

Nice picture of you both, and the cake is very nice...go job on the bird! It sounds like you had a nice day with family.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Happy Birthday to your handsome grandson. They grow up too fast!

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Great cake! Happy birthday to your good-looking grandson!

Doris

DeanO said...

15...not sure I remember that birthday :)

Val said...

And you even wore Cardinal red! Good job on the bird, and happy birthday to Austin. I'm glad your football-catching skills are better than your gloating-after-winning-a-Wii-game skills. ;)

Thisisme. said...

Hi Linda. As you can see, I've managed to sneak across to see you today. I would just like to thank you for still leaving comments on my blog, even though I can't be around very much at the moment. Your cake was very impressive, I must say! It's strange when our grandchildren get taller than us, isn't it. My 14 year old granddaughter can pat me on the head now! Hope all is well with you. Take care.

jabblog said...

Happy Birthday, Austin:-) I like the logo on his tee shirt and the cake looks delicious.

Claudia Moser said...

Happy birthday Austin and don't forget, you have a cool grandma!

Susan said...

Wow, Linda. I'm impressed with that cake! I couldn't even do one feather! ha ha ha Great job!

Take care and have a nice Monday.

Oh! Thanks for all your visits and comments to my blog. Love having you stop by. Susan

Sioux said...

So, you were a cake decorator-stalker, eh?

I am extremely impressed with your cake decorating skills. You write. You teach. You can play sports. You decorate cakes. You dance. You snark. What can you NOT do, Linda?

Envious minds want to know.

irishoma said...

Hi Linda,
What a great photo of you and Austin. He is a handsome young man.

I'm also impressed with your culinary arts skills. You are an amazing woman.

Donna

JENNIFER BROWN BANKS said...

Lovely post, Linda. That cake ain't bad either. :-) Happy birthday to your grandson.

K9friend said...

Just think, Linda. Next year he'll be driving!

Pat
Critter Alley

Terri Tiffany said...

You did awesome!! He is blessed to have you as a grandma:)

Lynn said...

Nice cake - can't believe you did that free hand. I'm impressed. You're an artist too!

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