Hubby turned 34 this week and we had a lovely celebration at home to mark the occasion.
The boys and I went up to the hospital in the afternoon to bring Dan lunch and a coffee. It's been a while since we've visited him at work, so it was a nice treat for all four of us!
When Dan arrived home from work, we ate dinner - grilled steak, wild rice, asparagus and cheddar and herb biscuits. I'm pretty sure the biscuits were Dan's favorite part of the meal! Dude loves biscuits!
Last week, I was lucky enough to snag a stadium seat from Arizona State for Dan's man cave. ASU is in the process of remodeling Sun Devil Stadium and they were selling off bleachers from the north end zone. I knew Dan would love to have this piece of ASU history in his sports lair, so I called right away and acquired perhaps the coolest birthday gift I've ever given him. It'll be a little while before we can get it to Washington, so all Dan had to open up for presents was a gift from the boys. The best part was the card Lucas made. It's a hand print birthday cake and candles!
Daddy with his boys. Dan played soccer with the rest of the surgeons at Madigan this afternoon, so he was in his sporty clothes.
Look at Paul's chubby little legs in his shorts!
Dan loves chocolate mint ice cream cake for his birthday. This year, I decidd to try and make a homemade version and let me tell you, it was a messy process! I did two outer layers of my death by chocolate cake and then two layers of mint ice cream with crushed mint oreos in the middle. If I ever do an ice cream cake again, I'll probably stick to a simple ganache drizzle because frosting the exposed ice cream parts was not a grand success. I didn't even bother taking a photo of the cake because it was so messy looking! Certainly not my best work of art, but Dan didn't care. He said it was delicious.
This kid was excited about cake ALL DAY. He kept asking if we could eat the cake before daddy got home. So, wouldn't you know once he finally got his slice, he ate two bites of it and was done. What a goofball! I think he likes the idea of sweets more than he actually likes the sweets themselves.
Lucas was cracking himself up in this photo. He made his daddy laugh when he said, "oh my gosh, I'm SO SERIOUS!" so he kept saying it and laughing at himself each time. Such a little hambone!
Happy birthday to my fantastic husband and best pal! We sure love you!
July 24, 2014