My Mom pulled out all the stops and whipped up a BBQ fit for a King. It was actually the same meal we had for my Dad’s birthday last year, and included ALL his faves!
We had creamy, homemade Potato Salad – honestly, I cannot/will not eat any other potato salads but my Mom’s!
Thick, sweet & smokey Baked Beans – my favorite thing on the plate!
Char-grilled, mustard-topped Brats,
Ughhhh – I love this meal! It’s our family’s “classic” BBQ menu and eating it is honestly one of my favorite things about summer. It’s true.
Maybe you were wondering where the classic IGE family Pepperidge Farms Birthday Cake has been hiding? Here! Right here! We were saving it for today!
Surprised from behind!
Small issue with the candles going out and the birthday boy having to re-light them himself…no big deal…
Heeeeey! There we go!
Yeah, yeah, yeah – let’s get those candles out so we can CHOW!
omg…I LIVE for this cake! Creamy, sweet, moist – perfect.
And you didn’t think we only got the guy clothes, did you?! Oh no – this man deserves a new set of Calloway golf clubs, and that’s exactly what he got!
We were waiting to give them to him today, when we were all together at home. He loved them so much, he got choked up. Told you – world’s most sensitive Dad!
He gave his new clubs a few practice swings…
and Finn thought it was the funniest thing in the world. You should have heard him giggling at his Papa!
Oh, don’t worry – his little shirt says “Worlds cutest alarm clock” – I mean!!!!
The family picture was a bit of a debacle, but it’s family nonetheless! One last time – Happy birthday Dad!
Afterwards, Ben and I went to spend some time with his folks. We had a very nice chat! Then I came home and planted the world’s smallest pot of basil.
HA! I couldn’t stop giggling at it, actually! It’s a little starter kit I got form Target for $1, like, 2 months ago. I’m sick of paying $2.69 for a sickly carton of basil at the grocery store every week, so I planted my seeds today.
I usually pick up a couple starter plants at the Farmer’s Market each year, but haven’t yet for whatever reason. We’ll see how this little guy goes though. I actually can’t wait for it to sprout – seeing your plant go from seed to sprout is so rewarding!
Well it’s T-minus 66 minutes until the LOST series finale event. 6-8pm is behind the scenes footage, cast interviews, inside secrets and what not. 8-10pm is THE FINAL EPISODE! I’m sad!
Anywho – talk to you tomorrow!
What are some of the best birthday gifts you’ve ever received?
I got a car one year – that was pretty great!