Friday, February 4, 2011

Happy Birthday Eric!

Happy 34th Birthday to my wonderful husband!  Today is Eric’s birthday, but we had to celebrate last night since I leave for Minneapolis this afternoon for Zumba training tomorrow morning.  I spent all afternoon working on this masterpiece: DSC_4465

This frosting was like BUTTAH.  Well, thats probably b/c it WAS mainly, all, BUTTER.  Oh well!  It was worth it! DSC_4468The

dinner request by the birthday boy was steak and salad – and what goes better with steak and salad than popovers!?  So that was my input.  The popovers.  They popped this time, but got a little too toasted on the top.  I dunno.   DSC_4471

Then it was time for presents.  The kids happily helped. DSC_4474

Dylan was a little upset that there were NO presents for him.  He had suggested we get Daddy a little tractor for them to “play with together” as his present to Eric.  But I didn’t follow through on that one.   DSC_4476

Instead, I followed through on my own ideas!  Cuz, clearly, my ideas are the best.  WinkDSC_4477

I hope to fill up some more of these spaces with photos from our upcoming vacation! DSC_4478

And then it was cake time.  Don’t you just LOVE recycled candles?!  For the record, they went in the garbage after the cake was done.  I think that “3” has been chewed up one too many times. DSC_4481

OH and here is the card that Avery picked out.  It has singing cats in it.  They meow “Happy Birthday” and its awesome.  At least, Avery and I think its awesome. DSC_4482

My baking assistant, proud of his work. DSC_4483And the little sister who spent the afternoon wrapped around my legs screaming. Angry


I don’t know HOW he managed to blow all those out!?  He’s SO old!  DSC_4486Dylan offered up his expertise.  If you’ll recall, he showed off his skills at his own party and everyone got a little taste of his saliva on their cake! DSC_4489


Beauty shot of a slice.  The recipe can be found here.  This was some seriously good frosting.  Especially if you are a coffee lover.  I think I’m really only interested in eating the frosting later today and that’s so not like me!  Normally, I scrape the frosting off my cake!  So, that must tell you how good the frosting is, am I right? DSC_4494

Well, that’s all I have for you on the birthday excitement.  Happy Birthday again to my hubby!  You are truly the best gift I have ever been given and I hope you feel the same way about us! Smile  Especially since your gifts were nothing to write home about! Thinking 


That’s all from me for today!  I’ll be back on Monday with a full report on the Zumba training!

1 comment:

  1. Oh yum!!! that cake looks divine!! I WANT some!! and the popovers looked great too!! LOL over D.'s suggestion of a "tractor for them to play with together"----good try D.!! Will have to listen to the card next time we're there---and the new frame looks cool----did he like his gifts??? XXXX MOM