Tuesday, July 19, 2011

the birthdays!

our joint birthday this year was FANTASTIC! much better than last year, seeing as how i wasn't in labor this time around.

birthday twins!

we woke up early, opened presents, ate chocolate chip scones [what i was SUPPOSED to eat for birthday breakfast last year] and got ready for the day.

our day involved plenty of balloons and streamers, naturally.

then i headed out to seattle to take a cooking class at diane's market kitchen. this place was fantastic! i had read nothing but raving reviews online, and i turned out to be the only student that day -- so i basically got a private cooking lesson.

the kitchen is in a cute little alley just a block from the pier -- an intimate setting and to-die-for kitchen. diane is a fantastic teacher -- she's a regular at pike place, so she knows a TON about all the shops, seasonal foods, local farms, etc. -- and i'm already planning my next class. we went over soups & salads and i loved every second.

my mom was watching jack, and encouraged me to stay out as long as i wanted. so i stopped by bellevue square, my closest mall, to get my new watch sized -- and ended up shopping for a few hours. i had forgotten how GLORIOUS shopping by myself can be; it was blissful.

then it was home to prepare dinner -- our friends the gunters [in town for an internship] came over for dinner and the monumental cupcake eating. obviously, it was a success.

this is probably one of my favorite pictures ever of jackal. it was a fabulous day all around, made even better by the fact that i now share the day with my little sidekick. hooray for double birthdays!


Angela and Mike said...

HOORAY for double birthdays! And somehow in all my craziness, I forgot to wish you a happy birthday I think. Happy belated birthday to YOU too. I have to say, you two are the cutest double birthday I've ever seen :) haha.

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Jack is sooooo cute. I love his styled hair! Happy birthday to you AND him! I think it's sweet and special that you share birthdays. Excited for our boys to meet next week!

Jean said...

Awwww!! Happy birthdays all around!!

'Hel said...

jack looks like he's giving you a thumbs up in the balloon pix =) I miss you guys! xoxo

Roxanne said...

I LOVE IT! Some alone time for you and jackal turning one! LOVE this!

Leandra said...

How in the world is he even one??? Seriously remember we were just pregnant! He's looking really good as are you! Love the classic face covered in cake pic. Happy Birthday to you two cuties!

rebecca said...

what a sweetie you have on your hands! happy birthday X2!