Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Blaine's Birthday

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!

Saturday we took the kids to the river to feed the ducks and geese. Sadly, Sarah had to stay home with their baby, who was not feeling too well. The kids and I made popcorn to feed to the ducks. Making popcorn this way is fun. The kids are anxiously awaiting the first pop of kernels!

Here is Hannah, Garrett and Lucy. I must say, Hannah and Lucy could be sisters. They have the exact same hair color and consistency and from behind you probably couldn't tell who is who (other than Lucy is taller!)

The kids were so excited to feed the ducks. There are hundreds of them and when you start throwing food, they come swimming right to you! Here is Lucy, Colin (hiding behind), Garrett & Hannah with their bag of popcorn.

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!

Here's the little twins, Hannah and Lucy. The great part about the river is you can get right to the edge to feed the ducks without too much anxiety about falling in.
We had a great time at the river (even if it was a little chilly)!
We had a fun weekend our kids were so sad when Jason and Sarah left. Blaine's birthday weekend was filled with lots of food, fun and great friends/family!


Hailey Jones said...

Happy Birthday to Blaine!!! Looks like fun!! Jason and Sarah are always a good time too!!! Glad you guys all had fun!

Purcellville said...

Happy Birthday Blaine!!! Your such a great example and an AWESOME brother-in-law! Glad that you had a great day!

Jason said...

Seriously... One of the best weekends we've had in a long time. Thanks for making it so memorable. That cake was wonderful!

Thanks again, guys. Let's not wait 10 years to get together again. hehe...