Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The birthday boy

It was Alan's birthday today! Around here that means... 

 Getting up early to wear birthday hats and open piles of presents!

Helpers to open your gifts for you, should you have too much difficulty doing it yourself ;~)


 Not just any Lego either... Star Wars Lego!

Homemade cards. Dylan's drawn a pile of presents waiting for Daddy on the couch... and a big old chocolate cake on the table. Art imitates life. Or is it the other way around?!

And of course, it wouldn't be a birthday without cake. This year I made an ice cream cake, for the first time ever! I think it turned out rather well, don't you? {it's hard to tell, but the word DAD is written on there in Smarties... see?} He made a wish, and we all blew out the candles. Great fun.

It's a few hours later now and I'm tired. I think I'm getting a cold. I've got a sore, itchy throat and a headache behind my eyes {I blame the 30 minutes I spent outside this morning shovelling heaps of heavy, wet snow in order to get out of our driveway!} Ugh. Didn't make for a very cheerful me playing hostess tonight.. which I'm really regretting now. Sigh. Sorry, Mom and Dad! I was very happy to have you over, honest I was! The boys were having a fantastic time, that's for sure! And the birthday boy has just been saying what a nice day it was and what a delicious cake I made. So, all's well that ends well. Now, if I can just shake off this cold...

I'm off to bed now, with my hot water bottle and my journal. I'll write a quick 3BT and then I'm going to sleep. Must stick to those resolutions! 

Good-night, my lovelies.
Erin xo


  1. awww what a great birthday. i love all the family traditions you have. so heart warming. and that cake looks delish!!!! great job with the smartie writing too!

  2. Hehe! I love that your hubby got Star wars lego :) I bought a few sets for Jason before.

    The cake looks amazing! And handmade cards are always so precious.

  3. Happy Birthday to your hubby, Erin!

  4. Aww, happy birthday Alan! It looks like a wonderful day for your little family. That cake is so cute! It looks delicious :)

    P.S. Thank you for your last comment <3 I guess it's obvious when you really put your heart into a post! :)

  5. Happy Birthday to your wonderful husband, Erin! I wish I could see more of the cake -- I've always wanted to make an ice cream cake. And feel better! Hopefully, getting to bed earlier rather than later helped.

  6. I love all your sleepy faces in the morning photos!

    Your cake looks amazing, you must be really pleased with how it turned out.

    Hope an early night and that hot water bottle had a positive effect and you are feeling a little better.

    Happy Birthday to Alan too!

  7. a very merry birthday to alan!! looks like a really lovely birthday extravaganza!

  8. The combo of the Christmas PJs & the Happy Birthday hats is almost too festive to handle! Your ice-cream cake turned out perfectly. Do you figure DQ is hiring?

    Hope Alan had a very happy birthday. XOXO!

  9. ice cream cake? yum! that card is fabulous! happy birthday, alan!


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