Why I Love My Husband (Vol. 2)

Today is Jude Leonard’s first birthday. Happy birthday big guy! Given he walks, tackles, and wrestles already, I’m grateful that his sweet disposition still shines through. Maybe he’ll also be inclined to start hugging his little friends after he takes them down. 

Jude on his birthday in the Church last April

Jude, last April, on his birthday in the Church

Throughout the week Jude’s proud big sis Lucy and I strategized how to celebrate his special day, and we found this monkey cake pan available to rent from the public library. Who knew they had such a large collection of Wilton cake forms available to rent from their circulation? Very cool!

Bound and determined to master this project, I collected all the necessary ingredients and supplies throughout the week. Now picture me singing this pep talk all week, “E-A-S-Y! Monkey cake pan no big whoop. It’s easy. Hey, hey, it’s easy!” (It rhymes it my head; leave me alone.)

But who are we kidding, really? Cake decorating is not in the sweet spot of my Suzy Homemaker charism. It’s a fussy painstaking process that requires a fair amount of patience. 

Patience?! You wanna talk about patience?!

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{Cue Indianapolis Colts coach Jim Mora’s famous “play-offs?!” video feed}

So why do I really, really love my husband today? For not being afraid to tackle this project, for staying up well past his bedtime, for lovingly and patiently preparing this party primate. Remember, this is the guy who also lovingly prepared all the cheesecakes for our wedding reception. Some sweet charism he has!

Wilton Monkey Cake

As Lucy and I ooh’d and awe’d over the cake this morning I said to her, “Isn’t Dad amazing?”And Lucy’s response? “Yeah … but you’re amazing too, Mom!”

Up next at The Practicing Catholic: Why I Love My Daughter, Volume 1.

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