Another year, another end to the birthday celebration. We had a great long weekend with my parents. There was a lot of cake, cupcakes, Mexican food and pizza. Then we had a little birthday house party on Saturday night. We ordered pizza and I didn’t cook anything. It was great to celebrate with so many of our Houston friends, and some babies too.
Cupcakes by Crave. Remember when I wrote about how much I love Crave? (here too) The September one was my most read post ever. Anyway, Crave cupcakes are better than the competition in town and I love to share their treats. We had vanilla, chocolate and strawberry (always my favorite flavor). The dozen we got went fast! The staff are also so kind at Crave and the treats so good that I went back on Sunday to get 6 more for a dinner party. If only they gave samples. A+ for them.
Not great pictures from my actual birthday dinner, but here’s the best one. Try to pretend it’s not blurry. We went to Eddie V’s, one of our favorite restaurants from Austin that has its second location in Houston. The food was decadent and fresh as always, but the patrons were, well, cougars. And not attractive ones. Don’t go to Eddie V’s and sit in the walkway from the bar to the bathroom on a Thursday.
Here are the birthday girls before our party.
A fully stocked bar.
Jelly beans and M&Ms were popular. Have you tried peanut butter M&Ms?
My parents and me.
Delicious Strawberries and Cream cake from Dacapo’s Bakery in the Heights. I had never tried their cakes, but it was really, really good. Lick the icing off your fingers good.
Blowing out our candles.
Then on Sunday morning, my parents came back for a little breakfast. We made eggs for the boys and oatmeal for the girls and picked up bagels. Lily got eggs too. And licked her plate clean.
I made oatmeal for my mommy and me.
(Quaker old-fashioned oats, water, almond milk, flax meal, banana, raisins, cinnamon. Topped with coconut and Crofter’s 4 Fruit jam.)
Until next year! Hoping for a great year 27!