Mar 5, 2014

Last Friday was my 29th birthday, and boy was it a good one! I was absolutely and completely spoiled throughout the week leading up to my actual birthday. I don't think I have ever been so "celebrated"!

The festivities began a week before my birthday with a party, planned and executed by Sunshine. It was a beach themed BBQ and all of my friends were invited. Sunshine made the invites and kept a careful list of who would be attending. She helped plan the food and decide on decorations. She coordinated banner-making and toyed with the idea of organizing activities. Ultimately, she decided that the adults could talk and the kiddos could play in the backyard. It was the best birthday party I have ever had. Sunshine did a great job putting it all together and it was so much fun to celebrate with so many of the people I love so dearly.

My actual birthday week was a week of lunch dates. Tuesday, a group of moms from Sunshine's school took me out to Paradise Bakery. We occupied our booth for 3 full hours and had so much fun! Wednesday my visiting teachers took Man Cub and I to Freddy's for some Chicago dogs and frozen custard. It was fun to spend time with them and get to know them better. Friday was my actual birthday, and despite having worked the night before, Bruce got up around noon and watched Man Cub and the two little boys I babysit so Beebs could take me out for Rubio's. She ate a whole fish taco from my combo plate. I think it's time to start ordering that girl her own meal! Then Friday night we met up with Bruce Wayne's dad for some Yardhouse happy hour. It was a week of good eating. And now I need to put in some serious gym time to recover from it!

On top of all the quality time with people I love, I was also spoiled in gifts. New workout shoes from the wee ones, an upgraded iPhone from Bruce Wayne, plants for my yard, a pedicure gift certificate, balloons, flowers, nail polish, a cupcake bouquet, a pillowcase that was sewn just for me by my best friend's five year old son (he did an AWESOME job!), a chicken mug, European chocolates... I was truly spoiled rotten this year. I'm not sure any birthday can top this twenty-nine.


  1. hello Claire, I am glad that you enjoyed your birthday....I thought a lot about you on that day. I was travelling home after a trip to Devon xx

  2. Happy Belated Birthday! It looks like it was a great day!


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