Birthday Buddies 2017

Last week was the start of birthday celebrations!! Dave’s birthday was last Wednesday (the 26th) and Sadie’s was the very next day. If you don’t know Sadie’s birth story and how she “stole” Dave’s birthday, you can read about it here.

On Dave’s birthday, he woke up to singing (I am a FABULOUS singer… NOT) and then Sadie gave him a card she made him at preschool. When he went downstairs he had this sign to greet him! (By the coffee maker where I knew he’d see it.)

Liquid Markers Birthday Sign | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

A lot of people asked me what I used to make that so I wanted to share here. Both the chalkboard and the liquid chalk markers are from Amazon!

After we got home from work and school we gave Dave his presents! He got an awesome Fake News pin from Junk-O, Insane Clown President by Matt Taibbi, and a John Varvatos cologne set from Sephora. Two of his gifts came later – a surprise massage on Saturday and then Neil deGrasse Tyson’s new book Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, which was released this past Tuesday. I love that 75% of Dave’s gifts were nerdy. Hahaha. I was also really excited to give him these gifts because he is SO hard to shop for. He’ll usually buy himself what he wants, so when I figured this all out on my own without having to ask, “So what do you want for your birthday?” I was stoked!

We decided to go to our favorite local steakhouse for dinner – Majors Steakhouse!

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We go to Majors fairly often – my grandpa likes it and so we tend to stick with it when going out to dinner with him! It was pretty empty on a Wednesday night, so we had a nice quiet dinner. I also realized that while I love bourbon, an Old Fashioned is a little too strong for me!! At the end of dinner, I surprised Dave with dessert!

Dave's birthday | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Dave's birthday | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Birthday buddies!

Dave's birthday | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Dave's birthday | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Dave's birthday | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Dave's birthday | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Then the next day was Sadie’s birthday! I can’t believe my baby is five. SOB. The night before, after she went to bed, Dave and I blew up a bunch of balloons and stuck them in her room. I knew she’d love them when she woke up and I was right! She’s still playing with them haha.

Sadie's birthday | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Sadie's birthday | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Sadie's birthday | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Sadie's birthday | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Of course, I had to make Sadie a birthday sign, so Daddy got crossed out and Sadie’s name got put in his place. Sorry, Dave!

Sadie's birthday | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Please ignore our messy coffee table!

Sadie's birthday | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Sadie's birthday | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Every year on her birthday we measure Sadie against the door jamb of the kitchen. She just keeps growing!

Sadie's birthday | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Sadie's birthday | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

I dropped her off at school with mini cupcakes to celebrate with her friends and she was crowned with a birthday tiara.
Sadie's birthday | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Sadie's birthday | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

After we all got home it was present time!! Sadie got a new set of Shopkins, the book Peanut Butter and Cupcake (which is super cute), a new Dinotrux and her first pair of REAL high heels. She has been bugging for high heels for well over a year now. Immediately after opening them I let her know these were NOT for school. 😉 She was SO excited and immediately put them on.

Sadie's birthday | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com Sadie's birthday | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Dinner for Sadie was low key – we went to IHOP! Breakfast for dinner is ALWAYS a good idea. 🙂

Sadie's birthday | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Sadie's birthday | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Sadie's birthday | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

It was a fun-filled two days! Next up, Sadie’s birthday party!

Comments

  1. Sadie is so cute I cannot staaaand it – & I love that she got sparkly not-for-school high heels for her birthday! Also, how did you hear of Junk-O?! So crazy; I went to high school with the girl who owns it! I just got a pin of theirs, too, actually.
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    • Dude I heard of Junk-O from you!! You posted your pin on your instagram and when I checked out the page and saw the fake news pin I knew I had to get it for Dave.

  2. Those hees are awesome and such a great selfie picture of you two. I am going to have to try Major’s again, it’s been years.

  3. I just love how you mark Sadie’s height on the door jam of your home. What a sweet memory!
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    • She loves going over to see how tall she was at each age. I love seeing how much she’s grown but at this rate she’s going to be taller than me when she’s 10!

  4. Happy Birthday to both of them! I love the chalkboard. Are the markers easily removed? I used a chalkboard marker on my chalkboard and cannot get the remnants off! I saw the pin you got yourself from that Junk-O company and loved it. Dave and Sadie got some great gifts! I love the measurements on the door too. She’s grown so much! Gabbie is taller than me now so I know how it feels. (she’s 12). We have a measuring chart that I had when I was a kid and she was way taller than me at each age!
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