Yesterday was a big day around the Rickstrew Ranch. Our middle son turned TWO!
Happy Birthday Abram Oak.
He awoke from his morning nap to a ladybug cake that I made for him. He had the look of total surprise and delight when he laid eyes on it. He said "bug" over and over.
After he saw his cake, we directed him to the front porch where and even better surprise was waiting for him. A new tricycle! But this isn't just any tricycle! Grandma sent a farm-road worthy, mud-safe, all terrain tricycle. Thank you!
Riley was delighted with this new toy also. He helped Abram ride it all over the farm.
Then we came inside for a big birthday feast. We had italian sausage sandwiches, german potato salad, chips and salsa, and a green salad.
Grandpa and Gigi gave Abram this wonderful horse and hay barn. It is really well made with all kinds of great features like a real hay loft and moveable stalls inside.
We love it!
Abram played with this barn for hours into the night yesterday.
Nana gave each of the boys a stuffed animal and the corresponding Eric Carle book a month ago. Abram chose the ladybug and the book, "The Grouchy Ladybug." He sleeps with it every night and carries it around the house. I thought a ladybug cake would be fitting for this little gentleman.
Under that smooth fondant icing was a lemon poppyseed cake. I used the same recipe that a friend used for our wedding cake 10.5 years ago!
Here's Sila-berry goofing off in the swing!
Around 6pm, the big boys got all gussied up and headed to San Antonio for a special Titanic memorial Dinner at a brazilian steakhouse. Thank you Grandma for these nice clothes for Riley and Tom.
Father and Son.
Going to see if Grandpa was ready to go yet...
Grandpa, Papa, and Son.
Three fine looking men (in front of Gigi's beautiful roses), in my humble opinion.