Byron turned 33 this week!! It was so fun that it was on a Saturday AND Byron didn't have to work. We started with breakfast, my favorite meal of the day. I am just starting to learn after years of knowing Byron that the delicious breakfast delights I want to bake for him on his birthday are NOT the delicious delights that he wants to eat. This year I finally got it right with DK doughnuts.
I guess Harrison likes them too, look at that devilish look of pleasure as he reaches for the plate (I don't think he had even had doughnuts before, so I guess it is something in the Williams DNA). And below he is signing "more" very excitedly...Byron decided on spending his birthday down in Orange County with a couple of his friends we haven't seen in ages.
It was so fun to see Jeff and Lisa and their adorable kids (and to eat the number one rated ice cream in Orange County!!)
Wow, Harrison got a lot of sugar on Byron's birthday!! In our family, we like to celebrate BIG!
Then we went even further into Orange County to see our good friends Floyd and Kathy and to reunite Harrison with his long lost friend, Maddy.
Even though Harrison hadn't seen Maddy in about a year, he made himself right at home. He played with all of her toys and climbed into her toy box as if it was his own!
He loved Maddy's park and even went down a big slide solo for the first time. He loved it!
But, I must admit, the crowning achievement of Byron's birthday was his birthday cake, made by yours truly.
I told Byron a couple of weeks ago that I would make any cake he wanted, he just had to pick a recipe. So he dutifully searched through our cookbooks and online until he settled on this delightful chocolate layer cake with raspberry/whipped cream filling and a chocolate ganache.
I don't even LIKE chocolate cake, and I have to admit I enjoyed it. Byron has eaten a piece every night this week, until Wednesday night when he sadly enjoyed the last piece.
Byron has never really thought celebrating birthdays should be a huge deal, and that is one area we truly disagree. But after the cake and the pampering all day on his birthday, I think I am really converting him to big birthday celebrations!! In fact, Sunday he kept claiming he should have to do anything because it was still his birthday WEEKEND!
Happy Birthday Byron! I hope you had a great one!
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