Celebrate We Did

24 Apr

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Sunday was Eric’s birthday and we spent it hanging out and relaxing. It was quite nice! Once we woke up I made some sprinkle waffles for the birthday boy.

20120424-194225.jpg After that Eric and I hung out for a little bit until Parker woke up (that’s right he sometimes sleeps in longer than mom & dad now!) and I put him in the only outfit he has now that fits and says something about his daddy.

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Then it was present time! I went for the materialistic route since Eric would still be wearing the same things from high school if no one else bought him clothes.

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Parker, however, decided to beat me at gift giving by going the meaningful/thoughtful route. Although he did enlist my help since he’s not allowed to use sharp objects yet.

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When we moved into our house a few years ago Eric had a trash bag full of tshirts from high school that he mentioned he would like to turn into a quilt someday. So I kept that thought in the back of my head and finally decided it was time to give it a whirl. I have never made a quilt before and loosely followed these instructions. It honestly wasn’t that difficult, just way more time consuming than I thought it would be…..especially since I didn’t start until the week of his birthday – whoops! The back is lined with brown fleece and there is also low loft batting in the middle. That blanket is very warm! Someone else decided they also liked it!

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It also found use that afternoon as the perfect way to nap while I baked Eric’s birthday cake!

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We had plans to eat dinner at Eric’s parents and I was in charge of dessert and so I made this Chocolate Wasted Cake recipe that I found via pinterest. It was fun to make and seriously SO GOOD! Thankfully there were leftovers that I may have eaten for lunch today.

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More present opening at his parents that night! Beer, blankets and boat shoes. What more could a guy ask for?

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Happy Birthday babe! Hope your day was everything you could have hoped and that your birthday wishes come true. Love you!

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3 Responses to “Celebrate We Did”

  1. Diana Walpole April 25, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    It looked like a great day…which he deserved! Love your quilt idea, and the dessert looks amazing!! Love, Mom

  2. Jenny (@JenLuckyinLove) May 8, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

    Melissa! That cake looks fantastic! And I cannot believe you made that blanket! So perfect for him. Great job girl!

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