i'm sorry that it has taken me a month to share with the world your week-long birthday celebration. i know. it's not fair that cash got his birthday post shortly after his actual birthday. but a birthday week celebration takes a little bit more time to put together on in a post. wouldn't you agree? [what's that? you're not buying that excuse? well, i think it's legit. ahem...]
so, here's a recap of your annual birthday week extravaganza. we really loved having you home for a whole week of adventuring and relaxing. we hope you enjoyed your birthday week, and glad that this year you were able to celebrate it in its entirety! happy birthday, my love!
we spent quite a bit of time by the water during the first half of the week, while aaron's mom was here visiting. it was the first the time we've seen her since our move back, and we were glad she was able to come out and hang with us for a bit. the kids LOVE having visitors, and having gram around was so fun for them.
we took a chilly, morning visit to alki beach earlier in the week, which we totally under-dressed for. it was so sunny, that i didn't even think about the wind being a chill factor. it was a gorgeous, gorgeous day, but BRRRR!
then for aaron's actual birthday, we spent the day down by the pier visiting the aquarium followed by a very filling birthday lunch/dinner at the crab pot. we even had ty play hookie for the day so he could join us in the birthday celebration.
day ended with the "happy birthday" song, after candles were lit on a pair of pecan pies. that's right. pecan pies in lieu of cake. because it's his favorite pie, ever. and because his mom was here, and she's a pro at making pecan pie.
|photo credit: ty|
another day, we spent the morning bumming around capitol hill, with lunch at one of our favorite spots in seattle, oddfellows cafe. we love going there. the food is tasty, and the people there friendly, and always make us feel welcome. also, that place always brings a bit of nostalgia for me since i used to work and perform in the odfellows building back in the day. it's fun being able to bring the kids to places where i used to frequent before they were born. they're still at an age where they think it's pretty cool, and i get to pretend i'm young again.
and bonus! we managed to squeeze in a date night (thanks, gram!) too. we had the best time enjoying a delicious meal at another one of our favorite eating spots, and then ending it with a night cap, a photo booth sesh, and some people watching at the cha cha lounge.
we were having so much fun, we didn't want the week to end. it's always a treasure to have daddy home for a whole week, and we are so happy we can be a part of his birthday celebration.