Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Happy, happy Birthday Erik dear!!!

Erik celebrated his 31st birthday this past Friday (the 9Th). We met him for lunch, and went to his favorite place, Extreme Pizza. I brought banana bread for the office (it was supposed to be cupcakes, but I didn't have enough eggs and I wasn't about to go to the store at 7:30 in the morning, so I improvised). That night all Erik wanted to do for his birthday was to sit at home and watch the Yankees play (even though I had a willing and free babysitter!!). So I cooked up some ribs and made him his favorite ice-cream cake (lemonade). He opened presents (actually the kids opened them for him), and we enjoyed a nice quiet evening at home.

The day after (Saturday) we took the kids to a little pumpkin patch/farm. Troy thought all the pumpkins were balls and would pick up the little ones and throw them. Brooklyn sat on all the pumpkins like they were her own little personal chairs. We enjoyed a short little hayride, and Brooklyn jumped in the bouncy house and took a couple turns down the big bouncy slide.

After the farm, we headed over to see the salmon. This is the time of year when all the old, grungy salmon go back up stream to spawn and die. They are huge, and there are TONS of them! Troy kept calling them all "dog-dog's." I didn't get any pictures of the kids with the salmon, maybe next year. They always come back! :)

Oh, and Sunday, Brooklyn had her first time in a full head of sponge rollers. Too cute. I just put them in with dry hair the morning of. Next week I'll attempt the night before with damp hair.
Troy helping open presents.
Notice all the BSU stuff? Ya, I'm finally learning that that is all he wants. :)

First time in a full head of curlers!
The end result (more wavy than curly). But still cute I think.


The de la Houssaye's said...

Happy birthday Erik! And what a fun time at the pumpkin patch! Also Brooklyn is adorable in her curlers.

The Evans Family said...

Brooklyn's hair is darling! That's always a fun moment taking the curlers out. Looks like you're having fun! Happy late b-day Erik!

Kelly said...

I just love her curly hair!

Kiirsty said...

You are such a fun mama! I love that you are always doing family activities especially outdoors and in the community. And Brooklyn's hair is freaking adorable.

Heather and Don said...

Happy Birthday, Erik! What a fun trip to the Pumpkin patch. Love Brooklyn's hair! I would have loved to have seen Troy throwing the pumpkins! :)

Helen Noel Robison Rich said...

CUTE family. You look beautiful friend! miss and love you.

Dwayne said...

Her hair is so darling!!! I love it, I wish Abi would grow some! :)

Darin and Melinda said...

WHOA, I can't believe how much Brooklyn looks like you...that must be so much fun to have a little mini-me. :)
Also, sounds like you have some made cooking skills...bannana bread, ribs, lemonade ice cream cake. I'm impressed!

Lori said...

Super happy birthday to erik! I liked the pic of brooklyn on the slide the most i think, it's a good action shot.