Monday, April 4, 2011

Birthday Weekend

There's a lot of birthdays in our family and circle of friends in April...and I kicked off the birthday parade by celebrating my 28th birthday on Saturday. For my birthday...I got a blizzard. We had what seemed like a foot of wet and slushy snow that made for a lot of soft and muddy roads. I had intentions of going to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse for dinner, but seeing as how it's downtown and whatnot we decided to postpone our reservation and went to Cattle Baron in Sunridge which was much closer. I had the salmon and it was AMAZING! We had a couple of drinks and then went to the movie "Limitless" with Bradley Cooper & Robert DeNiro. It was really good, very interesting and different.

Well, enough about me and on to the fun stuff! Danika had her champagne birthday yesterday on April 3rd. I made her butterfly birthday cake this year and I had SO much fun doing it. If any of my nieces or nephews ever want a cake, look no further than Auntie Sarah! I always throw in cupcakes too, just in case there's not enough cake. So enough blabbing, here are the pictures!
Happy 3rd Birthday, Danika!

Danika's 3rd Birthday Party

Danika's 3rd Birthday Party

Danika's 3rd Birthday Party

Danika's 3rd Birthday Party
Danika's 3rd Birthday Party
Danika's 3rd Birthday Party

These next pics are kinda blurry, but just wanted to show you how happy Braden is with steering wheels...
Danika's 3rd Birthday Party

Danika's 3rd Birthday Party

Danika's 3rd Birthday Party

After 1.5 hours of swimming, we headed back to the Rayton house...
Danika's 3rd Birthday Party

Braden was being very gentle with Nolan and petting him...it was very sweet. This is the chair we used for Braden...but then Braden was trying to climb on Nolan...lots to learn!
Danika's 3rd Birthday Party

Nolan smiles!
Danika's 3rd Birthday Party

Grandma & Chaz
Danika's 3rd Birthday Party

Nolan & Papa
Danika's 3rd Birthday Party

Danika's 3rd Birthday Party

Danika's 3rd Birthday Party

The "Buwfday Gul"!
Danika's 3rd Birthday Party

Danika's 3rd Birthday Party

Danika's 3rd Birthday Party

Danika's 3rd Birthday Party

And a closer look at the cake:
Danika's Butterfly Birthday Cake

Danika's Butterfly Birthday Cake

Fondant cut letters...
Danika's Butterfly Birthday Cake

Danika's Butterfly Birthday Cake

And that's a wrap! Braden had a great day...it was very busy as we had to go to church in Standard at 10:30 for Tessa's baptism...got a bit of a nap in, went swimming...had a very late/long afternoon nap at Joy's...got up at 6:45 (when sometimes he's known to be in bed for the night!) ate supper, came home...had another snack and was in bed at 8:45 and asleep at 9:15! He hasn't been to bed that late since he was honestly less than 6 months old probably. It's nice that he can adjust and do that sometimes though. Some people's babies/toddlers can stay up all day without a nap and I have no idea how! Braden sure can't! :)

Also...hope you like the new blog layout! Bigger pictures and full-sized YouTube videos! Works much better with Flickr's new way to share pictures.