Monday, October 18, 2010

The Wienee Roast

Last Tuesday was my 45th birthday. Around here, we celebrate birthdays for at least a week. In some cases, maybe even a little longer.

Sunday night supper was at my house and we had my annual birthday wienie roast. My birthday wienie roast has a long history. Mama used to have one for me every year as my birthday party. We'd invite my grandparents, all my aunts and uncles and cousins. I remember them like yesterday. Mama always did us girls big birthday parties. She made them special, that's for sure.

Now that I'm all grown up, Mama just comes as a guest. Someone else does all the work. This is the someone else who did all the work.

My sweet, sweet hubby worked so hard to make everything perfect. And it was.

You know you're loved when you have three birthday cakes. You also realize that there was a little lack of communication because you have three birthday cakes. But really, can you ever have too many?

Suz made me the world's best cupcakes. My Mama made pumpkin bread with the sweetest glaze. And Jeff bought me a pretty birthday cake, complete with a 4 and a 5!

These are the world's best cupcakes that Suz made. She found these cute ghost tins at Target and they worked perfectly because the icing for the cupcake is white and the cupcake is the most wonderful chocolate! I will get the recipe for y'all because they are definitely the world's best.

I wanted to post a few random pictures of the night. As I was posting these, I realized that hardly anyone was smiling. What's up with that? It looked like everyone was having fun. Guess everyone just left their smiles at home.

Except me. I was opening my gifts, so naturally I had a big smile on my face. We've been doing some redecorating and most of my gifts were for my house. My family was so sweet and gave me WAY too much! But I loved all of it and before the night was over, I had found places for everything.

Here's me and the wonderful woman who gave me life. Love her so much.

And my dear daddy, who also had a hand in giving me life. Thanks mom and pop! I really love my life!!!!

Here's my boy Ross. He has such a great sense of humor and rarely has his picture made without making some sort of face. With that beard, he looks so intelligent in this picture, don't you think? Sweet thing. Oh, and did I mention that this handsome thing gave his mama Coco Chanel body cream for her birthday? Yes, he did! He went to the store and bought it himself. As I found out later, he got to enjoy a little eye candy himself while he was there, as the girl working the counter was, as he put it, hot.

I always make goodie bags for birthday parties, even my own. After 10 months without any bubble gum, he put five big gumballs in his mouth.

Also put some funny teeth in the bags. Here's Ethan with his teeth.

Reid being serious. He hurt his hand playing football Saturday. If you look closely, you can see his left hand is swollen and bruised. He's on his way to the orthopedist right now to see if it's broken. Joseph and Kelsey looking like Joseph's truck broke down on the way to my house. I guess they're looking like that because it really did happen. Poor thing has had the hardest time with his truck.
Alayna was in charge of the hot chocolate. We didn't drink nearly as much this year because it wasn't as cold as last year. But she stirred and stirred and stirred. Then she drank so much she got a tummy ache!

When you're around a campfire and you don't like smoke, you must have safety goggles. So here's Eli with his hot dog roasting and goggles accounted for.

The campfire. It was perfect weather for a campfire. No wind, so therefore not much smoke.

And here I am blowing out my 45 candles and making a wish. What could I possibly wish for when I have everything I need. And on this night, I had most all of it in one place.

Till next time when I'll share with you about my birthday trip to the North Georgia mountains, have a lovely Tuesday!


suzanne said...

Beautiful day, beautiful family beautiful weather, beautiful girl to celebrate!
Love you and enjoy your trip :0)

Cindy Lou said... much fun!! I am glad you had a wonderful day!! You deserve it!! Enjoy your day! Love you bunches!!

Theresa said...

Oh what fun! I love all of these wonderful family members:) smiling or not! Ross and Cameron are too cute and your hard working Hubby is always such a wonderful host!

You are precious and I know you enjoyed your party so much! Perhaps before you are 46, you will get your birthday present which continues to ride around in my back seat:) Love you bunches and I am happy your Mama and Daddy gave you to us!

billypandnikkysmom said...

Oh I was wondering if you were having your wienee roast this year! Looked like it was a great time! If you get a chance would you mind gettimg me the recipe for your momma's glaze? I make a mean pumpkin bread and tried to make a glaze last year and it didn't turn out so great...I scraped it off of the bread, couldn't let that go to waste! Your boys are handsome, must get their good looks from their momma ;D Happy B-Day again ~ LOL! Glad everyone had fun!