Right now Krispy Kreme has birthday cake batter doughnuts. I've been itching to try them for a while so the night before my birthday we picked some up. I had a coupon for basically half off a dozen doughnuts so we bought an assorted dozen. The morning of my birthday I got up early to run before Ty headed to work so I could get my run in without the stroller. It gives me more time to play with Carter before we head for a morning outing and it lets Elise take a morning nap in her crib which works better for her. I headed out for 3 miles and when I returned Ty met me at the door to say good bye. Both Carter and Elise were still asleep. It was eerily quiet and I didn't know quite what to do without them. I decided first things first and hopped in the shower. I enjoyed bathing without constantly checking in with Carter and watching Elise. When I got out I dressed for the day and then started a pot of decaf coffee. I normally don't drink coffee but had decided to treat myself on my birthday. As I was getting ready to start some chores Elise woke up. Little Miss had slept in until almost 8! Carter was awake shortly after and I was so excited for our special breakfast. I pulled down the doughnuts so Carter could choose which one he wanted. He chose a birthday cake batter doughnut so I gave him half of one and then I pulled out the same kind of doughnut for myself. As I poured myself a mug of coffee Carter asked for some too so I made him a little mug of chocolate milk. I put a candle for us to blow out in my doughnut and Carter wanted one too so I got him one. He actually sang me Happy Birthday and then we blew out our candles. Even though he had a candle of his own he still understood it was my birthday, not his. We enjoyed our breakfast while Elise sat in the Bumbo watching us. It was the perfect start to the day!
|Mixing the batter for my birthday cake.|
|I was wearing a hair tie on my wrist so he grabbed one as we were leaving, cracks me up!|
|Elise enjoying read alouds.|
|Carter's favorite part of the parachute time was when they got under it.|
|Carter's reaction to hearing it's time for bubbles.|
|We were having leftover spaghetti so I had him take his shirt off.|
|Snuggle time with Elisey Girl!|
|I love cuddling up to her for a little nap!|
When Ty got home we went out to eat at the sushi restaurant he's taken me to every year for my birthday excluding the one when I was pregnant! Carter was very well behaved at dinner which made for a very enjoyable outing. When we got home Jeremy came over for cake and Carter actually sang me Happy Birthday along with Jeremy and Ty. The past few birthdays we've celebrated he got upset when everyone started singing and wouldn't join in. I gave Elise a bath and then headed out to take Harper on a walk while Ty bathed Carter. I'm trying to commit to taking Harper on a daily walk again and sometimes it's hard to get in! When I got back the house was quiet with sleeping babes so Ty and I sat down to relax and enjoy some television. Then it was off to bed! The celebrating didn't stop there as we will celebrate with my parents this weekend along with celebrating their anniversary. I had such a wonderful birthday and I'm looking forward to what my 29th year has to bring. Thanks to timehop I got to travel back on memory lane for some birthdays past. While all those years were fun, I'm so glad to be 29!
|We've taken a picture in front of this same statue at the restaurant for my birthday every year.|
This year Carter was just over 2.5 years old and Elise was 4 months old!
|Last year Carter was just over a year and a half old.|
|2 years ago when Carter was 7 months old!|
|While I'm looking back at old pictures, 3 years ago we had Carter's gender reveal the day before my birthday and then I felt him kick for the first time on my birthday!|
|4 Years Ago as newlyweds (just over 2 weeks after our wedding)|
|5 years ago, the first year we lived in the same town and the first year Ty took me to this restaurant.|