Monday, June 16, 2014

Non milestone birthdays

This Saturday was my BFF Casi's birthday.

There are dinosaur candles on that cake.

Since our third musketeer just had a baby, we celebrated at her house with some delicious food and lawn games.

Her birthday falls on Flag Day. 'Murica
Has anyone out there played ladder ball? I tried it for the first time, and I'm a fan.

The  Oreo cake I baked her last year was such a hit that she requested it again. I think it tasted even better while sober and able to fully appreciate it.

My own birthday is on Thursday. 2013 was the exciting year of 30th birthdays in for my friends and me. After all that excitement, it's hard to muster up much for my 31st birthday, which just seems anticlimatic.

Last year, I ran 30 miles and then enjoyed much wine with friends. This year, I don't really have any celebration plans, other than Eric and I going to our favorite Mexican restaurant, and baking a delicious cake. I feel that we should obviously go somewhere that you couldn't possibly bring a child to, and take advantage of this adults only summer. But I don't have any other ideas and all I really want to do is sleep and bake and go to the Farmer's Market (it's the first Thursday of summer so I can go) and eat Mexican food.

The rest of the weekend was mainly spent with my favorite hobbies - reading and sleeping. In addition, I worked on my new favorite hobby, trying to get video of this kid contorting my stomach. It looks so weird but he stops every time I try to tape it. According to What to Expect, these next four weeks will be the most active. I love it, especially when I wake up in the morning and he's pushing on the side like he's trying to escape. That sounds sarcastic but it's not, I mean it.

I've been getting increasingly concerned because pregnancy is making me so incredibly clumsy. Apparently the Relaxin, which is the hormone responsible for loosening all the ligaments so the baby can come out, flows through your entire body, even your hands. I don't really understand why they need to be looser, but we can file that in the ever growing file of "weird pregnancy symptoms I never would have guessed". I actually almost took out the baby in the above picture while playing ladder ball on Saturday, despite the fact that he was nowhere near our game.

I drop everything, and I'm getting more and more nervous about dropping and cracking the most expensive item I own, my phone. I suspect my 7 month old Five and Below case won't protect it. I've wanted an Otterbox (the most protective case ever) for a while, but they are so expensive (read: more than $5).

All this was to say that I got a $15 groupon for an Otterbox today and it made me so happy. Except now I feel pretty positive that typing this all up ensures I drop my phone and shatter it just moments before the new case arrives in a hilariously ironic twist.

I don't really know how to ask for adults only birthday activities without sounding dirty. I mean, what should we do this year that we won't be able to do with a 9 month old next year?


  1. We played ladder ball ALL the time in college, but we always called it horse balls. I have no idea why. Maybe it's just more fun to say?

  2. Adults only birthday activity: Cards Against Humanity.

  3. We call it ladder golf here. It's an awesome game.

    I rarely do anything for my birthday, so I can't help with any good suggestions. Baking and Mexican sounds pretty great to me.

  4. Hmmm....

    Go camping. Go to a bar. Throw a party that is not interrupted by naptime. Go to a nice restaurant for dinner. Sing karaoke. Go on a pirate cruise. Go to an adults-only resort. I think you should do the last one...that sounds amazing.

  5. Travel somewhere, because that's not gonna happen for awhile after baby. Maybe a quick out-of-town trip somewhere where you can have a nice dinner and see something new?

  6. I am not sure what latter ball is.....maybe redneck golf (I am from the South)? But, I think sleeping and reading for your birthday celebration is a good idea. These are 2 things that will be much more difficult to do once you have the baby. I think time to sleep came sooner that time to read (I had a baby that was awake ALOT but I didn't have the ability to read and retain information).

  7. I love my Otterbox, but I take it of all the time so that my phone will fit into my arm band when I am running and I am lazy about putting it back on. I keep thinking I will break my phone one of these times when I drop it, but so far I have been lucky.

    I say travel somewhere also. Traveling is just not the same with a small person!

  8. I'd say go to a quiet restaurant with good food but slow service. It will be a long time before you can do that again because you can't take kids with you and once you're paying someone $10/hr to watch your kid, you start really caring about how long it takes them to bring you the freaking food.

    Oh, and really enjoy leisurely peeing.

  9. Do you have a nice hotel you can find a groupon for? Maybe one with a spa? Girls night? Now that my children seemed to have survived the constant need for supervision stage, my birthday plan includes a super nice resort hotel thing with a spa and a lazy river, two of my closest girl friends and many margaritas.


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