Friday, October 22 was Kevin's 25th birthday. I was thinking of doing breakfast in bed for him but he gets up so early to go to school,i didn't know if i could. Ryder happened to wake up at 5 that morning, so i changed him, fed him, and put him back to sleep and by then it was about 5:45. So i decided to make Kevin some German pancakes. When i brought them in to him singing happy birthday, he was really confused! Then he noticed what i was holding and finally figured out what was going on. He loved it! I let him open a present from me. The movie, "The Invention of Lying."
He had to go to school all day, so while he was gone, i made a two layer chocolate cake from scratch. I had never made a two layer cake before, and i didn't have cute round pans, so i just used two small rectangular ones. It turned out really good, as far as the taste. That evening, we went out to eat at the Olive Garden, without Ryder. That was a huge deal for me, haha. I was on the verge of tears the whole way to the restaurant! It wasn't too bad though. He had fun with Grandma and Grandpa Briggs. I was happy to get home to my sweet baby though! Kevin opened his gift from his parents and me. It is called a net book. It is pretty much just a mini lap top, more compact and light to carry around at school. It's so cute haha! Anyways, he was really excited about that!
After he opened his present, we sang happy birthday and had cake. Ryder wanted some so bad! He kept grabbing for it. No chocolate allowed bud, sorry!
Ready to blow out the candles
stripping down for bath time!
On Saturday, the 23rd, Kevin and I did our annual Halloween party for our families. It was fun! I loved everyone's costumes! My Dad's was my favorite!
Rashell, a penguin, and Ryder, a dragon.
My Dad, the "cereal" killer! hahaha! I thought that was really clever!
Colby and Rashell, the cute penguins
Tyler- Jason from Friday the 13th, Chantelle- a pirate, Payton- a poodle, and Riley- a dragon.
Tyler won "scariest costume", Chantelle won "sexiest", and Payton won "best overall". Awesome costumes!
My mom, as a witch, and Ryder
Payton was so cute!
Uncle Colby making Ryder smile :)
The cousins, Payton, Riley, and Ryder.
Kevin's parents, Jeannine and Chad, being gross nerds? haha, i don't know, but theirs was funny! Jeannine won "funniest costume"
Kevin and I dressed up from the 1940's era.
Brianna and Dave as their pet pugs, Tootsie and Titan. I loved theirs. They won "most original"
Chantelle's full costume
Cousins, Payton and Ryder, sharing a seat. Payton was giving Ryder kisses! How cute :)
Some of the decorations
My hair, 1940's style
The back of my hair
On Sunday, the 24th, we had Kevin's family birthday dinner. Jeannine made a couple really yummy soups, which was perfect for the weather: chilly and super windy!
Kevin's Grandpa Sam and Grandma Gladys. For cards that they give for birthdays and things, Sam always scans in a picture that Gladys has painted (she's very good!) and puts it on the front of the card. How cool to have those!
Lighting the candles on the cakes. Kevin had just told a joke, and i LOVE the look on Grandma Gladys' face!