sometimes you gotta improvise

Today is Dan’s 31st birthday. We had plans to meet after work for dinner at the restaurant of his choice. Of course, there was a major snafu in the plans when Dan had to work a little later than normal and a tanker truck spilled some kind of substance on the highway, leading to house and business evacuations and major traffic issues… so I would have been waiting with a 3-year-old at the restaurant for over an hour, waiting for him. Both of us hungry and tired. Not a good idea.

So instead, Maggie and I went to Moe’s for some quesadillas and chips while he made his way home, and we brought a quesadilla for the birthday boy.

Then we stuck a candle in it and sang happy birthday.

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

(He doesn’t really like cake or sweets- WEIRDO- so this worked just fine.)

Happy birthday, Husband Of Mine. Welcome to the Other Side Of Thirty!


  1. C @ Kid Things

    August 11, 2010 9:07 pm

    She looks just like him.

  2. Melissa

    August 11, 2010 9:25 pm

    I was going to say the same thing as C: Maggie takes so much after her Daddy!
    Love the candle in the quesadilla.
    Happy birthday Dan!

  3. Jenni

    August 11, 2010 9:29 pm

    What beautiful pictures, especially the first one!

  4. Laura

    August 11, 2010 9:54 pm

    Ooh birthday quesadilla! That’s perfect!! (I don’t like cake or sweets, either.) Happy birthday Dan!

  5. Dave (Scrumpy Daddy)

    August 12, 2010 12:09 am

    Sounds like you made the best of it. Happy Birthday, Dan! (I love quesadillas and am only so-so on the sweets, though I do like ice cream.)

    I love shots where the kids are in the middle of blowing out a candle. So cute!

  6. Erika

    August 12, 2010 10:02 am

    Happy Birthday, Dan!

    It seems he will never lack for help blowing out the candles. : )

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