Brennan managed to get two birthday celebrations this year -- the weekend before his birthday with one set of grandparents and the day of his birthday with his other set of grandparents.
A few months ago, Brennan told Oma and Opa that he really wanted hockey sticks so that he could play roller hockey in our driveway. They found a set that included sticks and a goal:
We were hoping for warmer weather in Georgia. Thanks, Dad, for playing so many cold games of hockey with him.
Even Lauren got into the action for a little while:
That evening, we had a simple pan of brownies for dessert. My 2010 supply cake decorating skills had already been depleted by this point.
Lesson learned from the brownies: Wait until they cool a bit before you insert the candles. I baked the brownies while we were eating dinner and tried to serve it immediately afterwards. Hot brownies melt wax candles:
It was still yummy! The kids talked about how they were extra tasty because of the extra wax and spit.