Blaine's birthday was March 19th. (I know I'm slow at posting this. We've been having computer issues-but all is well today!) Anyway, Blaine's cousin Jason and his wife Sarah and their 3 kids came up for the weekend. We were so excited to have them visit. Their kids' ages almost exactly match our kids' ages so they had a great time playing together. For Blaine's birthday dinner, Blaine requested to have steak and baked potatoes. I made this recipe. It was sooo good! We had beans and corn with it. I was so happy to have someone over who likes corn. My kids won't eat it. Remember how much corn I did last fall?
Blaine requested Dr. Pepper cake for his birthday. It doesn't look like much but it is quite yummy and very moist. It is a chocolate cake and the icing is a lot like ganache-you just pour it on warm. It oozes down the sides and is quite a gooey wonderfulness!
The ducks and geese have quite the refined palate. They really preferred bread over popcorn and luckily we brought some of that too. There were seagulls all around too so Blaine thought it would be great to see if they would catch the bread out of the air. He started throwing pieces of bread up in the air in front of the bird's flight path. There was one seagull that caught on. He would fly in a large circle and come back around and catch the bread in the air. Kinda exciting. (Cheap entertainment!)
Here is our view across the river. Beautiful!