Friday, May 4, 2012

A Pretty Great Birthday

We had a fabulous day celebrating Daddy's birthday.  We started out with opening a nice stack of presents & cinnamon rolls for breakfast. 

Daddy headed off to work and Elyse & I stayed at home to finish up the birthday cake. 
Oreo Cake for my Oreo lovin' husband!  via Pinterest

After Elyse's morning nap & feeding, we headed down to see Daddy for lunch.  We ate at our local BBQ joint & it was delicious!  Elyse was a big hit at lunch as usual...I mean who wouldn't be absolutely in love with this little sweetheart! 

Wearing her new onesie just for Daddy's birthday:  Don't you wish your Daddy could golf like mine?  ha!  love it!
 After a nice lunch, Elyse & I came home and both took a nice little afternoon nap.  Then it was time to party!  Papa & Gigi came by and picked us up for a nice dinner at Doe's.  Elyse was perfectly content & enjoyed her dinner right before our food came.  She also had her first experience with ice water...I'm just glad that Papa didn't end up with this entire glass of water all over him!  
Experiencing ice water for the first time!

Daddy & his little sweetheart

My beautiful family
After dinner it was time for cake & presents back at home. Ok, yeah the cake was a little bit too much for just 4 of us, but we couldn't have Hubby's birthday without a full-size cake.  We definitely brought the cake to work today to share with everyone!
Elyse not so sure about the bright candles!
Make a wish!
 
Time for presents from the in-laws!
Elyse ended up the evening being just a tad bit fussy from hunger & missing her early evening nap...but that didn't keep her from attacking Sophie!  I just keep thinking that teeth are coming at any point, but no swelling or little tooths quite yet!
 I thought it was a pretty perfect birthday celebration & Hubby agreed.  Next year is the big 30 for both of us...so big bashes will definitely be happening a year from now! 

6 comments:

Meg {henninglove} said...

oh she is too darling lauren!! love the photos and the husband's birthday recap

Sara said...

Happy birthday to your hubby! That cake is insane! Please send some my way! :) Love Elyse in that headband - too cute!

The Management said...

Just found you blog. Your family is so cute and happy!

Also, I needed to comment to tell you how much I LOVE YOUR DAUGHTER'S NAME.

That's all for now, haha.

Allison said...

Hi! What a cute blog! Where are you? I'm in the Joplin area. :) Found you through Kelly's blog.

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Such a sweet day! Elyse looks so happy to be a part of it. Isn't life so much better when celebrated with our babies?? :)

Megan said...

Sounds like a perfect birthday!! That cake looks amazing! I will have to keep that in mind for next year for my hubby. He loves anything Oreo!