Triple the birthday boys
Triple the cakes
Triple the fun.
Everyone in the family was able to come over today to celebrate the birthdays of the most important men/boys in my life.
My dad--67 years young on June 2 (today!).
My husband---38 years old/young on May 30. (btw this photo is from his actual birthday--by today he had shaved and he looks completely different!)
And my "baby" who turned 2 on May 27.
Biscuit directed the decor (it involved a lot of streamers)
I focused my decorations on the gardening theme with the potted veggie favors
Mr. H was in charge of fun with the slip-n-slide. We've defintely gotten our $15 worth of value out of this sheet of plastic.
I was in charge of food. So let's focus our attention there since I'm writing this post ;)
Cakes: Carrot for dad, strawberry for Oscar and chocolate peanut butter for Mr. H. The chocolate peanut butter was the hands down favorite. I made little triple layer 6 inch cakes which were cute but a hassle to bake since I only bought two 6-inch pans. And they all sunk in the middle. Nevertheless--they were yummy. The frosting to cake ratio is very high on a 6 inch cake!
There were also salads.
Pea salad and corn salad from Susan Branch's Summer Book and orzo/spinach salad from her Autumn Book. I guess I was in a Susan Branch mood. Chicken Chutney salad from my mother-in-law's recipe.
Finally, there were gifts. Lots of things with wheels. Wheelbarrow:
And the grand daddy of birthday gifts for our bubble obsessed boy--the bubble mower.
My sister-in-law really is good at choosing gifts.
Meanwhile, Mr. H got his main gift from me the other day:
Most of the family got him add ons (aka: vodka)
So there were margaritas, sangria and who knows what else. It may have been 102 degrees today but it was an awesome day!
Happy birthday, boys!