ben is 43!

His breakfast in bed is simple… a cup of oatmeal covered with soy milk, protein powder, a scoop of chia seeds, and a banana. This dietitian walks the talk. The girls showered him with lots of handmade gifts and some things they picked up for him from the “piano” store (at their piano recital, there’s a store they can “buy” things using their piano points). The biggest surprise was the large painting the girls made for him (later this week, will share a post about it). They were so excited to give it to him and he was just as thrilled (and in awe) about what they made.

His main birthday request was to get gardening time, so that’s what we did. We didn’t get as much done as we had hoped, but we’re very slowly putting our front yard garden together. For dinner, I made him some homemade nigiri (a bit about it here). The rest of the evening was spent all together watching Elf and True brought out the “fruit cake” she made. Our Papi is such a simple guy, and his birthday wishes are always his girls and garden time, we can easily (and very gladly) make that happen.

Happy 43 Benny B! We love you so much! 



5 Responses to “ben is 43!”

  1. Very cute. My eldest brother is a ’74 baby too.
    That is good that Ben is so simple like that. My husband and I are the same way so we never even do physical gifts anymore.
    The painting is really beautiful and the fruit cake is cute!

  2. Annamaria says:

    The painting is gorgeous! Bravo girls!!!

  3. Layne says:

    Your girls are phenomenal artists. I am blown away!

  4. jane says:

    Love the fruitcake, True! Happy Birthday, Ben! :)

  5. Savannah says:

    Happy Birthday to the cakies Dad!! You all are such a good looking family.. Beautiful people inside and out and that painting is simply amazing!! Good job girls!!!

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