Birthday Fun


Yesterday afternoon, we went to my grandparent’s house to celebrate Marlene’s birthday.

There was so much delicious food. I indulged, but I don’t think that I went too overboard.

Even though, I am not a tomato fan, I tried the bruschetta because it looked delicious. I was surprised at how much I liked it, since I don’t really like tomatoes.

My grandpa made beer can chicken on the grill, which Danny said was fabulous.

I ate salmon, which was cooked in a grilling basket. So good.

And the night isn’t complete without a little love from Baby McCutie. She gave Danny a ten minute hug. It was so sweet.

My dad took the guys outside to show them some new frisbee golf techniques. Frisbee golf, also known as disc golf, is a sport that my dad recently discovered and has been playing.

From the PDGA website:

Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc, or Frisbee®. A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the “hole”.

As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive shot from the spot where the previous throw has landed. The trees, shrubs, and terrain changes located in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. Finally, the “putt” lands in the basket and the hole is completed. Disc golf shares the same joys and frustrations of traditional golf, whether it’s sinking a long putt or hitting a tree halfway down the fairway.


My dad really likes it, and Danny has played a couple of times with him. They don’t ask me to play because apparently they think that girls can’t play frisbee golf. That’s dumb. They’re probably just scared that I’ll kick their butts. Actually, they just leave me at home to watch the kids.

A birthday party isn’t complete without cake. Since Marlene is a professional dessert chef (is that the proper name for it?), my Grandpa decided that he would bake her a cake since she’s the one always baking. It was his first cake that he made all my himself and it came out delicious! Jaden did help by putting stars on the top of the cake.

It was three layers of chocolate and one layer of vanilla with French butter cream frosting. Amazing!

And cake isn’t complete without ice cream.

That slow churned ice cream sure is delicious.

It was a great night celebrating with family!

Questions of the day:

  • What’s the best thing you ate this weekend?
  • Favorite ice cream flavor?
  • Have you ever heard of frisbee golf?
  • Any plans for today?


Filed under Dinner, Family Fun, Fun

18 Responses to Birthday Fun

  1. Melissa Woollard

    We went to a wedding lasr night and the the dinner rolls ( i know) were amazing. I love all things bread and usually dinner rolls at large events are not baked there and these were and oh so good! Today we are going mattress shopping-WOO HOO! Not…. lol. Have a great weekend Heather!

  2. The best thing I ate this weekend what matzo ball soup. My favorite ice cream flavor is Ben & Jerry’s Cake Batter. Frisbee golf was very popular when I was in high school youth group. Today? Church, Yoga, Walking outside & going to the pool. But right now the weather is kinda iffy. 🙁

  3. I haven’t eaten anything exciting this weekend…. yet! I have a Christening to attend today so that may change!

    Ice cream – I recently tried a brand called “Iskream” made with Truvia. I purchased the banana flavor and it’s DELICIOUS!

    Beer can chicken always cracks me up! Whenever my friends make it, I always take pictures!

  4. Wow, that cook looks delicious. He did such a wonderful job being his first cake and all. Glad you had such a wonderful time. Love hearing about your family get togethers <3.

    • Ice cream Flavor: Lately it’s that Raspberry Cheese Louise Frozen Yogurt that I commented about the other night.

      The hubs & I have just been lounging around watching movies, went to my dentist appt that was another fail, and now watching another movie before bed in a few hours (it’s going on 6 here lol)

  5. Christine Bock

    Miss the days when your family get-togethers took place across the street. Glad to see your family is happy, healthy and growing. Love to everyone. Oh, and the best thing I’ve eaten this weekend, so far, was a rare burger cooked by my sister Linda.

  6. Holy crap that cake looks awesome!!! I’ve heard of frisbee golf, but I’ve never played it, my brothers love playing though 🙂

  7. I am super impressed by the cake your grandpa made!! He did good!!
    My most exciting meal this weekend: A BBQ smoked turkey salad I had last night. Pretty sad because while it was good it was nowhere out of this world.

  8. I LOVE beer can chicken. My dads is so good.

  9. I do not like tomatoes, but love brushetta..esp Trader Joes’s (in the frig section) and I LOVE beer butt chicken, it is really good.

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