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Thursday, August 15, 2013

celebrating ryan's birthday . . .

yesterday, we spent the day celebrating ryan's birthday.  leko woke ryan up and gave him some sweet kitten loving to start his day off right.  we had bagels for breakfast, then leko and i gave ryan his birthday cards before work.  i made chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting for ryan to take into work.  later on after work, we went out for dinner and ice cream, and when we came home ryan opened his present.  it was a good day.  we plan on continuing the birthday celebrations this weekend with our parents with a birthday party at our house.  birthdays should be celebrated for at least a week, don't you think? :-)

^i made 24 cupcakes, and by the end of the day there were only 2 left.  chocolate and peanut butter is always a popular combination!^

^we went to dinner at ragnacci's and we both ordered the special which was the parm trio (eggplant parm, chicken parm, and veal parm).  oh my goodness, there was so much food!  our dinners came with the salad bar, a cup of soup, a ton of bread, and a huge side dish of pasta.  needless to say, we brought a bunch of leftovers home with us.^

^after dinner, we got ice cream at bitty bill's (just like last year).  believe it or not, ryan's ice cream is considered to be the "kiddie" size which is supposed to be 2 scoops, and my ice cream is considered to be the "baby" size which is supposed to be 1 scoop.  good grief, they are generous with their ice cream portions, and their prices are really reasonable too.^

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happy birthday, my love!
love, laurie


Mom H. said...

I don't know how you had room for ice cream after that dinner! What a lot of good-looking food! I'm glad you had a great day!

ma pa camlet said...

A perfect plate of food, an assortment of Parm. All my favorites. Plus chocolate peanut butter cupcakes. A birthday of delicious food.