John is 10 and we often call him Jak. He is my sunshine child. He is never gloomy or down in the dumps. Ever. He can find the up side to any situation. His feast was pure Jak. He had already told his Dad that it was his goal to be the most helpful of all the children when it came to making the food for his feast. He did 90% of the cooking- letting me do a little bit. He served the appetizers in the living room- he made little mini pizzas from canned biscuits that he rolled flat and topped with sauce and cheese and pepperoni. He invited his guests into his feast- Italian, and lo and behold, I sat the entire feast. A first. He had lights strung on the ceiling and pine boughs around the door and down the length of the table. He served fetticinni alfredo and garlic bread. He had sparkling grape juice- both white and red, for his drink. I just sat there while he served me first and then everybody else. It was a real treat. His dessert was funny. He had baked a chocolate cake, cut them into circles to fit inside mugs, drizzled caramel on them, and then chopped candybars and finally topped with cool whip. They looked like a float and he had the kids fooled for a few minutes. His gifts were flashlights for everybody and he had made little pencil cups from cardboard and duct tape. Duct tape is a staple around here for all your armor and weapon making needs as well as gift making!