Double Birthday Weekend!

Three cakes, two birthdays, one fun weekend!

Friday night workout social

On Friday night I went to ACAC for a little social involving a double strength and cycle class. I had taken almost a week off of hard exercise and really needed a great sweat! We had a great time grooving to 80s music before showering and heading over to the Legwarmers concert!

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Saturday sports

On Saturday morning the boys woke me up with a lovely rendition of happy birchday. Then Mazen led me on a very clever and complicated scavenger hunt he had been designing from 6-7am. It was very sweet with “jewels” and homemade necklaces at the end.

I took him to his soccer game after that, and he scored four goals!

I fit in a treadmill run while Birch napped and Thomas hit up the grocery store and then showered and got all ready for the afternoon. We were very lucky to have Nona come to watch the boys so we could do a little grown up celebrating at Blenheim Vineyards with some friends!

My birthday wish: wine and cheese with friends!

We had tasting flights and….

an epic Plenty Cville cheese board!!! My favorite: the brie with pumpkin butter.

Sarah brought a little cake and the world’s largest birthday candle. lol.

Family dinner at home

We decided to do a family night in instead of going out, and I requested that linguini with clams we did a while back. It was delicious!

Cake Surprise #2!

Thomas surprised me with a cake too, so we were all caked out by the end of the night! I loved the raspberry layers on this one.

The greatest gift of sleep

We went to bed at 9:30 and the boys didn’t wake up until 7. A miracle!!

Sunday sports

On Sunday we had smoothies for breakfast, tidied up the house, and after Birch’s nap we all went to the gym for a family sesh. Birch has been loving the train table in Kids Zone! And Mazen loves that we let him bring his iPad. Thomas and I did a couple’s workout, which was so nice. Soccer was cancelled due to soggy fields, and this was the next best thing.

We had a late lunch – little salads and leftover cheese board and then prepped the house for Birch’s birthday party!

Birch is having two birthday parties

Yesterday we had his family party, and next weekend we’ll be celebrating with some baby friends! It’s always nice to get the fam together.

Our bonus family came over for a little visit as well <3

Chili + Cornbread for dinner

Birch Themed Birthday Party!

Naturally Birch’s party was birch themed! His cake was from Vivi’s Cakes and Candy, formerly Sweethaus.  They did a great job on the birch theme. And the wood slice from our wedding keeps on giving!

I bought plates and napkins from Oriental Trading and paper straws from Amazon.

First Taste of Cake

I didn’t know how he would react to his slice. He didn’t really know how to pick it up at first, but once we helped him with a little taste he was all in!

The black “wood” frosting under the white was something I didn’t predict for photos, but his black mouth kind of fit the Halloween decor behind him : )

Clap clap if it’s your bday!

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I’m actually exhausted after traveling, Birch coming down with a little cold, and then going right into a weekend of activities. I’m ready for a nice regular routine week!