Happy 40th

Yesterday was my husband’s 40th birthday. Lucky him, I wasn’t even cruel in the slightest way! And no, it wasn’t because I fear what he will do to me, I already turned 40!

We had a wonderful weekend. We had friends over Saturday night, went out for bagels the morning of his birthday, had tea and birthday cake in the afternoon with my parents, enjoyed cocktails on the porch (it was unusually cool for us) and had a wonderful crab cake dinner.

While I don’t have time to post a recipe with this, I simply had to include pictures of the cake. Josh requested red velvet with a cream cheese icing. Jack is the one who helped with the “decorating”. We originally talked about putting their skeleton Lego man on the top for a poke at how old Daddy is, but Jack changed his mind and put an alien toy on top instead. Sometimes I wonder what goes through his mind!




12 thoughts on “Happy 40th

  1. Michael's Woodcraft

    Congratulation’s to your husband! Red Velvet cake is so delicious, especially the cream cheese icing! Looks delicious Gretchen I am sure he and the kids enjoyed it. He is lucky to have you bake for him!! 🙂

    1. MamaD1xx4xy Post author

      We were all lucky to have homemade red velvet! It is definitely a favorite. I usually make it with the tradition cooked icing but hubby wanted the Southern version with cream cheese icing. Either way, it is yummy!

  2. Liz

    that’s great! and lol, at first glance I thought the alien head (which I LOVE, btw) was a tangle of sugared lime zest. So glad if your husband had a lovely 40th.

  3. Liz

    Isn’t it great to turn 40, not so young, not so old, but somewhere in the middle. My son would love that alien too. It’s the era for aliens. The green goes well with the red velvet. I hope your husband enjoyed his birthday. Belated Birthday Greetings to him. I am trying to catch up and clear the backlogged messages. Have a wonderful week and best wishes to your family!!!


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