Tuesday, April 23, 2013

scenes from Eric's birthday


  • Our blue-eyed beauty was the BEST little helper while I baked :) I actually really hate baking but it was kinda fun to see how interested Mia was in everything I did. Maybe I'll enjoy it a little more with her around? 
  • Eric's favorite... German chocolate cake. I never make the cake from scratch but I always make the frosting from scratch. And I'm proud to say this is the first year (5 years of making him cakes) that I got it right the first try! Mia must be my good luck charm ;)  
  • I realize I have pretty small feet... but that's a card that Mia and I made for daddy ;)
  • We have been so fortunate each time we move to make some pretty amazing friends! I threw together a little surprise "birthday party" at Dairy Queen for Eric. What can I say? The man loves his blizzards! When we got there, I told Eric I wanted to go eat inside. He was a little irritated because he just wanted to take it home. When we parked he was complaining about how full the parking lot looked so he told me to go check inside and see if there was even a table to sit at. I laughed and told him of course there were tables. He asked me a second time to go check, and I told him no! His reply? "YOU'RE DRIVIN' ME BONKERS!" Ha! And thennnnnn we walk inside and see all of our friends :) It took him about 60 seconds to put it together and then he gave me a pretty sheepish grin and told me I got him good!
  • Did I mention that we celebrated Eric's birthday all week? We went to dinner at a hibachi steak house another night! Pretty sure we couldn't even eat half of what was on our plate!
  •  I think this birthday was pretty special for Eric. His first one as a family of 3!
  • Not pictured: I kicked off Eric's birthday week with a lemon butter cake. I posted the picture on instagram, but you can find the recipe here. We loved it!

17 comments:

Laurie @ The Rookie Wife said...

Aww, I'm sure he LOVED it! I love the card that Mia made;) and I think baking is a little more fun when you have kids who get excited about it.

Life Happens said...

What a nice surprise for him. And that german choc cake looks so devine. That's my favorite kind of cake too.

And I just celebrated my bday last week and it lasted all week! Everyone should have a bday week!

Heather Leigh said...

Aw Mia is so cute!! It looks like you guys had a great time!! I used to work at Dairy queen when I was 17. I gained like 10 pounds from having their blizzards daily haha!

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday to your hubs! That cake looks AMAZEBALLZ. And happy 4 months to Mia! She's such a doll!

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Jessie said...

What a fun week! Way to make him feel special. Those pink feet are too much!

Amanda said...

I think birthdays should be celebrated all week and month!!! I love how picture perfect the three of you are together :)

Amberly said...

That cake looks delicious! and I am definitely all about celebrating birthdays all week long!

scrapperjen said...

GREAT surprises! That cake looks really good.
And the card...super cute!

Happy belated birthday, Eric!

Rachel said...

Mia is so precious! I love the German chocolate cake you made, and the cute pink-footprint-heart! :)

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Melissa Blake said...

Awww! What adorable photos!

Ashley said...

Dairy Queen is THE best place to celebrate a birthday!! Ok, this usually makes the momma mad, but does Mia look just like Eric?? I'm pretty sure she does...even though there is some sweet Courtney in there as well!!

Jayme and Mendi said...

Hope he had a fantastic bday!! That cake looks so yummy! And little Mia is gorgeous!

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ajs {of MN} said...

cute! she really looks so much like her daddy (not knowing you at all in real life) i just really see his features.

Alexis Kaye said...

hahah love the surprise party story :) and that cute lil babe of yours!

Karm said...

OMG your dairy queen is HUGE!!
And oh my gosh the cake!!
YUMM. Happy belated Birthday Eric!

Shelley said...

Wow, you spoiled him!! :)

Cortne said...

I remember those times with my munchkins. Now they are 14 and 15. Time flys. Your baby girl is so precious!
Cortne
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