After that very depressing and sad last post about the house next door and the trees, I figured it was time for something a little happier. I came home from the lake last week for several reasons, including doc appointments, book club, a gallery opening and a massage. But the main reason was that it was Rick's birthday.
Now, this wasn't a "five" or a "zero." But I'm a firm believer of continual celebration till everyone is tired of it! We started with just us on Birthday Eve. Rick wanted to cook out so we had a really good bottle of wine...
...steaks, potato salad and toasty roasty tomatoes! I made carrot cupcakes for dessert -- his fave and by making cupcakes, we'd have treats ready for the upcoming celebrations!
The next morning he did a birthday ride with friends, followed by beer and snacks on the patio.
And that night, a celebration with friends. We met at one of Rick's fave brew pubs.
Our gang included Cork Poppers and other good friends. We munched on pizza and paninis.
I had sheets of old photos of the birthday boy to pass around for some good grins.
Everyone took home a cupcake with a complimentary baby picture!
And Rick loved it!
But if he loved that, he loved Celebration Three more -- because it was the kids and our Baby Grand.
Rick and little Carson seem to have a thing going on.
One thing is sure, he adores the little guy -- and so do I!
And so does Uncle Greg!
Kevin managed the grill -- wonderful ribs.
We enjoyed salads and yes, more cupcakes!
We tried to get Carson to nap. Even his pretty Mum couldn't make him go to sleep. You can tell these two are really bonded!
And of course, Dad and Sons photos are a must!
Best part of it? Seeing loads of smiles on Rick's face for three days!
And smiles on mine, too!
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