This picture was taken last year on my birthday:
And here we were for my birthday last weekend, dirty dishes and all:
I had a really nice birthday this year. We went into the city for brunch and ice cream, took a two-hour nap after we got home, and had a delicious homemade dinner with meat we bought at the French butchery.
Chicken and waffles at Hard Knox Cafe.
Red guava and cookies and cream ice cream from Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous.
Amazing looking meat from Olivier's Butchery.
It felt like any other weekend but just a bit more special since we got to do things that we normally don't do. I'm not really into going out and doing things big for my birthday anyway, and since this was my first birthday as a mom, there's really nothing I want more than to spend time with my little family. Maybe in a few years when I turn 35 we can do something big, but for now, this is just fine :)