Sunday, April 22, 2012

Eric's Birthday ... Again!

We have a tendency ... and I kind of think it is a darned fine one ... to celebrate each person's birthday more than once. For example, we celebrated the March boys' birthdays when we were in Kennewick in March, celebrated Eric and Conor's birthdays on their actual birthdays, had Conor's friends shin-dig last weekend, and celebrated Eric's birthday (again) at my brother and sister-in-law's house yesterday. Seriously, does it get any better? We've turned having a birthday into something akin to a sports season!

We couldn't have asked for a better day! The sun was out and the temperature hovered right around 70 degrees. We (ok, Troy) grilled flank steak for dinner (YUM), Staci served homemade bread (YUM) and salad, and we brought homemade grashopper ice cream pie (disclaimer: no grasshoppers were harmed during the making of the pie) and molasses cookies for dessert.

Troy and his family gave Eric a REALLY neat present. They had a professional frame created that pictures from the first football game at UW's Husky stadium and the last win at the stadium (Eric and his dad attended that game together) prior to its demolition last fall. Also included in the frame were the tickets used by Eric and his dad at the game. Truly a neat keepsake that will find a place of honor in our home.

Annika and Ian having a little water fun in the hot tub

This girl loves the water

Staco amd Troy being entertained by the kids

Ian's rashguard filled with air made him turn into Super Ian, muscles and all

Annika sporting some stylin' turtle goggles

Eric and Annika having fun on the big toy

Eric and Conor being silly

Annika and Conor going tandam down the slide


Staci and Troy being goofy

What evening would be complete without a sippy cup-toting keyboardist?

Annika and Kat chilling out together

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