Sunday, February 24, 2013

I gave him a Lamborghini

trying to get from one side of a suspended swinging rope bridge to the other side.
Leaving childhood, holding the rickety railing of youth, stretching for a grasp on adulthood.

Propped up on the safe stuffed tiger of childhood. Sometimes subdued, often surly, he vacillates between playful growling, ornery snarling and marking his own territory.

Linked to his lap top, detached from family, obsessed with sports and texting. Like a litter mate testing his limits, trying to be alpha dog, discarding old ways...and then, his girlfriend presents him with a present. He props that cute, stuffed puppy on his pillow and cuddles with his hopes and dreams.

Happy birthday to my grandson who was born almost two months premature and has grown into a strapping, muscular hunk. You should see his biceps. I am proud of this young man!

Since he was a little boy, he's always wanted a yellow fast car. I made his cake.
If only I could afford to give him a real Lamborghini.


Sioux said...


You weren't kidding when commented on Kim's blog that you made great-looking cakes.

I don't know how you did the cake and Austin--whether the car is a plastic car, whether they're both cut-outs--but it was a wonderful way to help him celebrate his birthday.

It looks like you have lots of reasons to be proud of Austin...

Joanne Noragon said...

Happy birthday, Austin. You have one cool grandmother to ask for advice.

thisisme said...

Happy Burthday Austin. What a wonderful cake you made him, Linda! Very clever. 16 - it's not an easy time, is it?!

Susan said...

Ohhhhh, what a cute cake, Linda. I'm sure he loves the "little" yellow car, too

He can look forward to the big version after college! Susan

Val said...

All revved up, and everyplace to go! Sixteen is a major milestone.

Quite a talented cakestress you are! You have more talent in your little finger than in...than in...a whole barrel of other people's little fingers!

Daisy said...

What a great cake! Happy birthday to him. :)

Merlesworld said...

Lovely cake, hope he had a great birthday for a moment I tought we were talking about the real car maybe next year.
They do grow up fast.
Merle.... said...

Happy Birthday Austin.

You have a very thoughtful loving Grandmother to make you a cake.

It is real cool cake. I bet it tastes as good as it looks.

Janet said...

Happy Birthday to your grandson. I bet he loved his cake.

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

Nice cake, Linda!
And your description of a teen is spot on!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Happy Birthday to your grandson, Linda! You did a great job on the cake.

Lynn said...

I hope your grandchildren know how lucky they are! Nice cake. And nice looking grandson.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

I hope your grandson had a wonderful birthday. That cake looks fantastic!

K9friend said...

Lovely tribute to your grandson and a very yummy looking cake!

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