Today was such a fun day. I had the day off because conferences were this week. So this is my first official day of spring break! I especially enjoy spring break because I get to spend it with my hubby and son, too! It just wouldn't be the same if Craig had to work (the benefit of a teacher hooking up with another teacher! Ha!) Craig had to work today though, so Andrew went to preschool in the morning, and then I picked him up early and we took lunch to Daddy at school. Andrew kept saying "Happy Birthday, Daddy!" the whole day.
When we got home, we baked daddy a special birthday cake!
Does this look dangerous to anyone else? The whole egg ended up in the bowl, I had to fish it out! Ha! At least it didn't break!
As you can see, Andrew got really into helping me. He kept saying "I helping! I helping!" He wanted to do everything himself. Don't tell me we are getting to that stage already!
This face just screams "trouble!" Do you like his shirt? (Besides the big wet spot where I wiped up cake batter!) "My dad's the Big Kahuna." Yeah, we had to put that on to wear to daddy's school today! Craig never tells anyone it is his birthday. It's okay. Andrew and I took care of that!
It was definitely the messiest cake I've ever made, but also the most fun and meaningful! I just let Andrew dig in and help, and he made quite the mess! I think next year at this time I'll still be wiping up splattered cake batter! Ha!
When daddy got home from work we went out to eat at Andrew's favorite place... (even though Andrew was very upset we couldn't eat the birthday cake right away!)
He likes all the apples! Ha! When we leave he always says "byyyyyyye Applebees!" really loud on the way out. Usually people laugh. It is pretty funny.
Andrew tried his first lemon.
And kept getting in trouble with mommy for touching the window blinds. The entire meal.
Daddy opened his cards.
Then we lit the candles. A group of 3 and a group of 4 (for age 34!) I told Craig sorry, but I didn't want to light the house on fire! Ha!
Andrew helped daddy blow them out.
Andrew is getting really good at this!
A fun time was had by all! Especially Andrew. He is loving birthday celebrations these days! He almost doesn't care if it isn't his own! He's starting to get more into the cake than the presents anyway! Ha!
Craig ate his cake on the special plate. (He would only let me take one picture, can you tell he's thrilled!) Do you all know about the special plate? It is such a cool thing for families to get. There is a pen you can write dates on the back for special occasions the plate was used. I used it for the first time at my Bridal Luncheon (it was given to me by my matron of honor, my best friend from college). Craig and I both used it the night we got our Masters Degrees, and also on all our birthdays, and now Andrew's birthdays and Heartwalk parties. It is so fun to look back at all the occasions and remember special times.
We are heading to Chicago tomorrow for a few days. We have a new niece in the family! Craig's brother and his wife had a baby girl, Abigail Lynn, and we are heading there to meet her! We can't wait! It's going to be a long drive, but I've got a bin of toys and DVD's for the car, so we should be good to go! I'll update when we get back. I'll probably have a picture or two to share! Hahaha!
See ya later, alligator!
(This is what we get when we leave him with Ga Ga overnight! Lol!)