Buzz-Cut, Carrot Cake, Food, Festivities Kind of Weekend

What a great weekend. But before I start in on our fun weekend and birthday festivities for Bill, I just have to post this picture of Erin from the other night. She had just finished eating pizza and we gave her a popsicle to hold for the first time by herself. Results below:

Last night we went out to Fells Point with friends to celebrate Bill’s birthday (it’s on Feb 28). This morning I got up with the kids, took them to church, then out for a bagel. Next to the bagel place was our usual barber shop. So Will said to me, “Mommy, I think I need a haircut. I need a buzzcut.” So after we got our bagels and came home, Bill buzzed Will’s hair. It looks adorable!! I love it, and he does, too!



When the kids went down for a nap (well, only 1 of them slept. Guess which one didn’t?! That’s right, WILL!) I made icing for the carrot cake I made for Bill yesterday (recipe from America’s Test Kitchen). Carrot cake is Bill’s favorite cake and actually one of the only cakes he will ever eat! He’s a lucky man – carrot cake from scratch! But I’m not going to pretend I’m a baker or that I have it all together. It was a total mess as I was making it yesterday. The kids were crazy and cranky and the kitchen was a disaster and I made the supposed to be 2-layer cake unevenly, which resulted in a 3-layer cake :) . Anyways, that’s a whole other story and I will still post my cake photos PROUDLY!

After this, I NAPPED! When the kids woke up, we got together with my family and our in-laws for an early birthday dinner for Bill at Sakura (a hibachi restaurant). It was especially fun because my dad and my younger sister had just returned from a week long mission trip with our church in Costa Rica. My sister in-law went to Costa Rica, too, and was home until Monday morning before heading back to college in NH. It was fun as always.

After dinner, we had carrot cake and gave Bill his presents.

Messy but yummy!

Of course, Will and Erin lucked out from Mom-Mom ;-) Erin got 2 adorable outfits and BOY OH BOY did she LOVE them! I have never seen her react that way to clothes or any present before. She ran around the house holding the 2 hangers babbling, yelling, laughing, and dancing. I wish I could’ve captured it. I tried to get a picture but she wouldn’t stand still for me.

I realized tonight I didn’t even have a picture of the birthday boy! But since his actual birthday is on the 28th I have some time to come up with something.

All in all, it was a fun-full-filled weekend and now I am exhausted. Good-night to everyone and I hope you all had as great of a weekend as I did!

2 thoughts on “Buzz-Cut, Carrot Cake, Food, Festivities Kind of Weekend

  1. What a great time we had at Sakura’s! Steak and shrimp and fried rice. YUM! And, of course the show that they put on — the fire, the volcano with smoke coming out and, of course, the throwing of food into your mouth. But the best part was the CARROT CAKE that Julie made! Sorry, but even as Bill’s mom, I never made a carrot cake for him! And, Julie was right about Erin. She had two outfits on hangers, running around with them, babbling and laughing and talking. She was so excited!! I’ve never seen her react like that. It was a great night with family (and I consider the Waddells as family). And having Emily there made it even better. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BIILL.

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