Last Monday, Memorial Day, was Jeff’s 30th birthday! Jake was up at 6:30a as is his norm. We made breakfast for Daddy consisting of french toast and our favorite Dorothy Lane bacon. So delicious. After, I asked him what he wanted to do today. He said “work outside for a bit, find new shoes, and sign in to work (what? on your birthday?).” So I took care of the little guy while he did his chores. Throughout the day I prepared food for the dinner we were having with his family.
This included a new recipe for Lemonade Punch from Pinterest. It was OK, but I think I’ve decided I don’t like punch very much. I told my sister-in-law I would have much preferred regular lemonade to the punch. I did make fun lemon ice cubes to go in it though!
I also made sauteed peppers and onions (so yum!) and marinated chicken for the fajitas I had planned. Later in the day I put out all the toppings which included sour cream, DLM salsa, limes for the
beer fajitas, guacamole, cheese, and my Corn and Black Bean Salsa.
It was such a hot weekend last weekend that I had picked up a little baby pool at work. I thought it would be fun to have something little that Jake could splash around in for this summer. I grabbed some Little Swimmers too. I just couldn’t wait to get the pool blown up and filled. I took advantage of one of his naps to accomplish this task. It was so hot out that the water was nice and warm within a few hours.
Jeff and I took Jake outside to dip his feet in the pool. We didn’t want to go “swimming” yet because we had planned to do that at the party and I didn’t want his trunks to be wet for later that evening. Of course 15 minutes before everyone was due over, the heavens opened and rain came pouring down (while I was outside cooking the chicken, mind you. Thank goodness for our Grillzebo!).
That didn’t stop my niece from going for a quick dip. Jeff sat by in his chair to “supervise”.
After dinner, swimming, and presents, we indulged in a little Cold Stone ice cream cake. It was soooo good. My mother-in-law was kind enough to pick up the cake for me as I had not planned well and forgot Cold Stone would be closed on Memorial Day (which was the day I had planned on getting it). Thanks, T! We decided on the Chocolate Chipper. That chocolate ganache on top is to die for!
I told Jeff that, gasp, I may actually like the Cold Stone cake better than the DQ cakes I have loved for years! Maybe… I’m still not a fan of the cake in the Cold Stone cake, but the ice cream and the ganache is delightful!
I think Jeff’s birthday was a success and even though we didn’t do something big and outlandish like he wanted, he still had a good time.
And since I haven’t posted a video on here in a while, he’s a short pic of Jake and Jeff playing I took earlier this week.