Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Gary's the big 5-0!!!!!

Today my wonderful husband turns the page....
he is now the ripe ol' age of 50....ha ha ha
We had a family BBQ Sunday in Wildomar to kick off the festivities. When we walked into the house, this is what we were blessed with....the kiddos up singing "Happy Birthday" to grandpa with a banner and balloons. It was pretty cute.
Then we had some of Gary's favorite foods. The one marinade that we don't have very often, but Gary absolutely loves is "Fo'o chicken". I probably spelled the name wrong and I apologize in advance Fo'o. Fo'o is a great guy who used to live here in California, and he made this once.....yummy in the tummy. The recipe: 2 cups soy sauce, 1 cup sugar, ginger root diced.....we like lots of ginger root, and green onions. Mix together and marinade overnight......you won't be disappointed.
Another one of Gary's favorites is green onion dip.....you can see Erick loves it too. He just crawled right up on the counter and had a feast. It is good stuff.
Gary got his exercise too. In Rick and Ali's backyard they have this big hill. OMGosh....you should see Dallas run up that thing.....too funny. The kids decided to climb up there with Dallas. When Haylee got to the top, she was too afraid to come back down.....so .....
Grandpa to the rescue.....guess you can still climb at 50.....; ) (just kidding dear)
The Academy Awards were on that night, so we had to watch it. I mean come on.... Robert Pattinson gave out an award....he needed to smile though I thought.
We hung out.
We acted silly....Haylee wanted silly pictures with the kids.

And we just cuddled and loved the little ones.
I love Erick's face in this picture....what a funny kid.
Heather had Zach just giggling.

Love those little toes.....Dang it....why do babies have to grow up so fast?????
Everyone was ready for cake and ice-cream. I went to go find the birthday boy, he was nowhere to be found.....I finally found him upstairs with Erick playing in the play room. He said Erick asked him to be with him.....how could he refuse???
So they broke away from the toys and came back downstairs and blew out the candles. I was a little disappointed that they didn't make him blow out 50 candles and only gave him 2...oh well....Then it was time for good-byes.
Group hug.
It was a good night, being all together.

Love the back of Zach's head....A great view as we walked out the door. Happy Birthday Gary......and age is only a number.....Love you.

2 thoughts to ponder from those I care about:

Tracy said...

What a great day together!! Fo'ou will be happy to see his recipe lives on! Happy Birthday Gary - you don't look a day over 40! :)

Mirna said...

We need more B-days so we can get togeather. Mom