Friday, March 18, 2011

Happy Friday

I unexplainably woke up at 4:00 am this morning and could not go back to sleep. I figured I may as well get up and be productive with the time. I am sure I will be loving it about 2:00 this afternoon when the lack of sleep hits.  It will be even more fabulous because my entire afternoon is filled with back to back meetings. At least I have a 4 day weekend to look forward to.

Last weekend was Mike’s big 45th. 


His choice of celebrating was to stay at home most of the weekend and cook for us.  He started off the day with his Bobby Flay inspired Bloody Mary’s and brunch on the grill.  Those breakfast sandwiches are too die for.


We just hung around the house all day and he grilled us fabulous burgers for dinner.  I told him I would make him anything he wanted for his birthday cake. He picked Oreo Cheesecake. I found a few recipe ideas and made a Cheesecake Factory inspired Oreo Cheesecake for our dessert.  It was probably my best cheesecake effort to date.


Nicholas loves birthdays, singing and helping blow out candles.

Nicholas has decided he likes to stamp and made his Daddy a birthday card.


The great thing for me is all weekend he wanted to go down to my scrap room to stamp and do crafts. He is pretty self sufficient down there, I set him up with his own drawer full of old stamps and stamp pads, paper, stickers, and other items I didn’t want anymore.  It let me get some scrap time in too, I just have to let him have control of the TV while we are down there. But that’s okay. 


This was my simple card for Mike.  And since I have a ton of layouts I haven’t shared, here are a few….

Jackson’s first Christmas….


At the pumpkin patch, I scrapped the enlarged photo I had in our entry way during the fall season.


ZooLights at the Phoenix Zoo in 2009 in a rare 2 pager…


Have a great weekend….


Rebecca said...

Happy Birthday to Mike! How nice that he likes to cook even on his birthday :) Love Nicholas' card and yours of course and so many wonderful layouts too! Miss you guys--we've been SICK all spring break, hopefully we can get together once everyone is 100% and things settle down a bit for you at work :)

VanessaB said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Mike. Looked like a good one :) Great LO's and I love the photos you got of the holiday lights!

Renee said...

'Sounds like Mike had a great birthday celebration! Happy belated birthday to Mike. Michelle, thanks for sharing all of your lovely creations. I think that it is wonderful that your son loves to create like you do. Great both of you!

sharyncarlson said...

Hope you enjoy the long weekend. And love those pages!! I'm a fellow classmate in Shimelle's Blogging for Scrapbookers class. Looking forward to your posts!