Happy birthday, Daddy Russ! I’ve been asking Daddy Russ for weeks now what he wanted to do for his birthday but, like every guy, he kept saying he’s just not in to his birthday.

Of course I’m not going to let his birthday go by unnoticed, so yesterday I made his favorite cake and a few appetizers. I set up everything on the deck so we could enjoy the Spurs basketball game and give him a mini-celebration. Just a little something to say I love you!

Daddy Russ’ favorite – yellow cake with chocolate icing.

 I actually made this cake stand. It’s a glass candle stick holder glued to a plate then spray painted ivory.

I thought these old fashion mini-donuts were precious! Don’t you just want to eat like 20 of them?!

I fell in love with these yellow placemats at Target. The white trellis print compliments well with the iron patterns of my patio table.

So not very “guyish,” but I had to add some pretties to the table.

One of my favorite appetizers – homemade guacamole. A friend of mine taught me to use fajita seasoning in it and it makes it delicious!

Chunky salsa served nice and cold.

Luke crashed from all the festivities.

If you’d like to wish Daddy Russ a happy birthday – comment below and I’ll share with him. 🙂

This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori

18 Responses

  1. AngieK

    I have his Bday on my calendar for today! Was it yesterday?

  2. Natalie

    Tell Russ Happy Birthday!! And he has good taste….yellow cake with chocolate frosting is my absolute favorite!!! 🙂

  3. Andrea

    Love it! You are so sweet Tori!!! Happy Birthday Russ!

  4. ET & Noris Gibson

    Wanted to wish Russ Happy Birthday. Will see you Sat. for Luke’s party. We may have 5 yr. old grandson with us if ok. Can’t wait to see everyone.

  5. Sleeping Mom

    Happy birthday to your man! And sheesh, you put me to shame; makes me want to bake a homemade cake for my guy!

  6. bzmomma

    Belated Happy Birthday! PS – care to share your guac recipe? Looking for a good one… 🙂

    • torijohnson5

      You know I don’t technically have a recipe. I just do a few avacados, 1 tomato, half onion, a bit of cilantro, lots of lime juice and then fajita seasoning to taste. Hope that helps!


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