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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Happy Happy Birthday Brian, Dear!

Dads are sometimes hard for birthdays, aren't they? I try and come up with something different most years, which is really tough when I am suffering from pregnancy brain! We took a trip over the weekend to great grandma's house and the beach (post soon) and called it his "birthday outing", but the real day still needs some fanfare! Here's what we came up with:

Service Presents: The kids all did a "Dad Chore" for him as a surprise!

Christian mowed the lawn while the other kids raked up and bagged the grass.

Jonah and Indy swept out his shop.

Bekah and Briella picked tomatoes from the garden.

Kamberlynne made the cake part of the traditional "pineapple upside down cake".

Then we printed out all the pictures, taped them into homemade cards, and met dad for lunch!
He was really surprised and happy about his service presents!

The fun continued later that's favorite dinner...hotdogs on the grill and fritos! YUM!
Then candles, cake and ice cream!
We sure love you, Dad! We hope you had a great day, and all your wishes come true!


Cothran Family said...

Happy Happy Birthday Brian!!!!! We love you uncle Brian! Hope you had a GREAT day and looks like you did thanks to your awesome family. Happy (late) Birthday! (way to go Catherine, very creative! I love the service card idea:)

amber said...

\Pineapple upside down cake at your house, too! Must be a super great DAD birthday thing! Looks like a great day!

Aunt Karen said...

That pineapple upside down cake looked fabulous! Very good job Kamberlynne. The service projects for his birthday is a great idea. I bet you had fun serving your dad. Catherine you are wonderful! Brian - hot dogs and fritos? hmmm that is kind of strange but sounds delicious! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRIAN!

The Washburns said...

Happy Birthday! What great gifts to give! Looks like a fun day.

Jeanne Lawyer said...

Happy Birthday Brian! It looks like it was a good one.

My Catherine I can not believe how big your kids are getting. I swear I just left a few months ago and they have all grown a foot or two. You have one beautiful family.

By the husband was asking for your Christmas Eve soup recipe. Could you email or facebook it to me, pretty, pretty please!

kim said...

I know I know. come and gone but I'll shout out happy birthday anyways! I love all of you. Tons.

Sommer said...

what a good idea for a gift! I'll have to log that away.

Lynne said...

Again, Mom Cothran is a real loser when it comes to remembering birthdays around the country. However, it does not mean I (we) love you any the less!! Happy late birthday, again. What a great set of pictures and they're all very correct. You're one of the best!! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

sungold17 said...

Can I hire your work crew? They seem to be hard working and honest.

You really do come up with great traditions! Happy birthday to Brian!
-Dawn B.