Birthday Celebrations All Around

This weekend was full of celebration. Mom and Dad arrived Friday afternoon so once David got home around 7:00, we were out the door for a dinner out, just the two of us.

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(Dress I bought after seeing how beautiful my friend Molly looked in it!)

I was left out of the planning, but thoroughly enjoyed my gluttonous dinner at Mickey & Mooch in Huntersville.

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Unpictured: a bottle of wine, crab cakes and oysters. A birthday feast indeed!

We were up and going on Saturday morning to make sure we had all our ducks in a row for Hailey’s party.

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There is just something I love about homemade cakes, in all their imperfect glory.

I went back and forth on whether to throw her a party, and in hindsight, she probably would not have missed it after our family celebration on her actual birthday, but she did end up having a blast!

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We kept it small and had it at Acrofitness where the staff was incredible! They set up, cleaned up and led the kids through all sorts of obstacles and silly antics.

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How often do you get to do pushups with Cinderella?

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At the end, Hailey came up to me unprompted and planted a big fat kiss on my cheek, along with a big hug. She loved it.

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And it was really fun for us all to watch.

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Since it was my actual birthday, the fun didn’t stop there. After a nap for Kaitlyn, Hailey and me, we headed out to Eddie’s, which had the Wake the Lake event going on.

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The atmosphere was upbeat and the weather was phenomenal. We sat outside, ate great food and soaked up all being together while watching contestant after contestant bite it on wakeboards.

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After the girls were in bed, we celebrated with what might possibly be the best dessert ever.

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The leftover cake represented my life at this stage- mismatched, a little messy and absolutely delicious.

Kids birthday parties- at what age should they start?

Birthday cakes- homemade or bakery bought?

What’s your favorite way to celebrate your birthday?

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