Monday, January 23, 2012

Birthday weekend update

Our whole weekend was spent celebrating Gary!

I have always made a big deal about birthdays and I always will!  I think it is very important to celebrate birthdays.  So that is what we did all weekend long.

The weather was amazing on Friday so Gary wanted to grill steaks.  Steaks are always a hit in our house. Gary commented that his weekend was perfect the second he saw the kids dipping their steak into the steak drippings on our serving dish. 

See that juice.  The kids loved it. Oh me oh my.  

Saturday morning started with a dance party in the living room.  The kids have really enjoyed Layla's playlist on her iPod touch.  They love dancing and jumping around like crazy!

Then the kids wanted dad to open his gifts.  The kids got him golf balls and socks.

My parents kept the kids Saturday night so we could have an adult birthday dinner.

My parents have a few new puppies and so Layla was in hog heaven.  She is such a dog lover, just like her Momma!  Daisy went with us too and she played so well with the new puppies!

The kids had a great time.  My parents have a great big backyard and the weather was great!

How cute is this puppy and her sweater?

And this little pumpkin....she is a little sweetie!

Oh!  So many pups.  Daisy loved meeting her new friends!

This is a terrible picture, but I had the best bowl of lobster bisque at Daddy Jack's in downtown Fort Worth.  I love Daddy Jack's so I was thrilled when Gary picked it for his birthday dinner.

I had pecan crusted rainbow trout, veggies and a baked potato. Gary had stuffed shrimp.  It was stuffed with a ritz cracker stuffing. Oh it was oh so good and so rich. We all shared appetizers ... blue crab legs, crab cakes and mussels.  I didn't partake in the mussels, but I heard they were good.   For Gary's birthday dessert we had Key lime pie. 

It was a delicious evening!

We went to dinner with 2 other couples and we laughed the entire time.  I had the best time....I think we all did.  We all ate entirely too much food.  It was a great splurge night and we are so thankful for fun friends.

We met my parents on Sunday for lunch and I was thrilled to see my little loves. They had the best time with their grandparents! 

We all took naps and then we had birthday cake!

Mmmmm! Thanks Netsie for the delicious birthday cake!

We had hopes of playing outside Sunday afternoon, but we were all enjoying just being lazy.  That AND there was a dust storm.  It was so hazy and nasty outside.  The wind blew all day long.  You can't even see the sunshine through all the dust.  Yuck!

I love these three people so much!  I know I say it all the time.

We had a super fun weekend and I am hoping to spend a million more years with Gary so we can celebrate many many more fun birthdays!!


Kelli W said...

What a fun birthday weekend!

Laura@The Oily Cupboard said...

aww fun weekend

happy bday g man!!

as for bday's we got one this week and next week in our house! the big 11 and 1 i'm gonna be high on cake

Kelli said...

Looks like a great celebration. That steak looks like it was to die for!!!! Happy Birthday Gary :)

Traci said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! You have that same plates that we had growing up!

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

After seeing all of the wonderful food, and oh so many cute pups, I really hate that I missed Gary's birthday, lol.
Looks like he has a wonderful bunch to celebrate it with.