Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Happy Birthday, Erik!

Birthday Myspace Glitter Graphics

Happy Birthday, Erik! We love you and hope that you had a great birthday.

Erik's boss generously gave Erik the day off. So what did we do with this special time together? Well, we started off with good intentions of doing something fun but ended up not really doing anything.

We did get Erik in to the eye doctor for an eye exam, it had been two years. He got a pair of prescription sunglasses as well as a new pair of eyeglasses with transition lenses! We already picked up the sunglasses, they were done today but we have to wait for the glasses. They did have to change his prescription, he says that he can really tell a difference. Makes me want to make my eye appointment!

I made Jambalaya for dinner, one of Erik's favorite meals! I put sausage, shrimp and chicken in it this time. Like pretty much everything I make I start off with a recipe or two or sometimes three, combine what I like best about each add my own stuff and somehow come out with something that they tell me tastes good. Only problem is I never know exactly what I did to be able to duplicate the exact same recipe again!

I then made a yellow cake and frosted it with homemade chocolate frosting. Topped that with some pecans and chocolate chips! Yummy! Sweets are always my downfall, and you thought I gained the weight by eating healthy, right? But I am proud of myself I had only 1 piece and it wasn't even a gigantic piece! Both Erik and I have lost weight these last 2 1/2 weeks and we don't want to screw that up!

The girls and Erik getting ready to open the presents!

The shirt the girls made for Erik.

They really wanted to make something for Daddy for his birthday!

Erik modeling the shirt!

The new Wii games--

Zelda Twilight Princess and Super Smash Brothers Brawl!

History of Superman DVD--if you don't know already Erik LOVES Superheros!

Playing the new Wii games!

Did we mention that my brother Isaac is visiting for a couple of weeks?


Ryan & Lizeth said...

Happy birthday Bro. I did call and did not get a call back. Now I know why you were having way too much fun. You have got a sweet family there. You are very lucky. Enjoy being 33.
Larry Bird & Jose Canseco both wore 33. It has to be a cool age.

The Rich's said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERIK!!! can cook dinner for my birthday anytime you want :) erik's bday dinner sounds pretty yummy!! congrats on the weight loss! i like sweets too much :)