Monday, May 7, 2012

Martin's Birthday

We started off the day by taking the birthday boy (and siblings) to a place they had never been before ... Krispy Kreme! It's true ... Martin had a Krispy Kreme Donut for the very first time on his 10th birthday. It was a very FUN treat! They got the royal treatment with hats and balloons all around!

Next, we went to play at the park. Martin got to choose the park we went to ... and he chose the park near our old house.

A little bit later in the day, he opened a few of his gifts ... can't go wrong with LEGOS!

He also got several books from the Viking Quest book series that he has been reading. Excellent books ... and I know because I get to read them too! (I read the first one in the series out loud to him for history read aloud ... the rest of them I am reading on my own ... by choice ... because they are just that good!)

This card he is reading is a gift from Daddy. Rich is taking Martin to Busch Gardens for the day this weekend. Rich's birthday tradition for all of the children is that he takes them out to lunch for a special birthday lunch ... they choose the restaurant. For Martin's very special 10th birthday, they will be spending the entire day together ... eating lunch at Busch Gardens. He is super excited about it! He can't wait to spend the day riding roller coasters!

For his birthday dinner ... he chose to have Chicken and Bowtie pasta in an Italian Red Pepper Cream Sauce. YUM! I'll post the recipe later. 

It's getting harder and harder each year to blow out those candles! It took a couple of blows to get all 10 of them out!

His cake this year was so good! It is a 4 layer chocolate cake with alternating layers of a fluffy peanut butter frosting and chocolate frosting. It was RIDICULOUSLY good. It may just become Rich's traditional birthday cake too. Martin is pretty sure that this is the cake he wants every year from now on too! I will post a recipe for this special cake later - it's worth the time and effort!
It was such a fun day from start to finish! 


  1. Wow! It sounds like it was a great day! Love the KK trip, all of his gifts (especially his BG trip!) and the cake! yummo!!!

  2. It was a wonderfull 'Martin' day for sure! I love the pure joy in Martin's eyes as he is displaying his gifts Chocolate peanut butter cake? We will need the recipe for that too! Thanks for posting/sharing Martin's special dat!!

  3. His first KK donut on his 10th birthday? Now that is a feat, and a treat! What a special day for Martin...from start to finish. That cake looks amazing and BG will be a blast for Daddy and his big boy! Legos were always a hit with our Nick too!

  4. Such a fun day!!!

    And I will be impatiently waiting for that cake recipe... YUMMERS!

  5. Hi Larissa, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll check out your blog as well!

  6. A fun day for the birthday boy! I can't believe he is 10, Larissa!!

    I really can't wait for that cake recipe!!!!!