Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Birthday Weekend

Hello there!

Mira and I both recently celebrated our birthdays, but before that, a few highlights from the week:

I moved my weights to the basement, so my morning workouts look a little different. 

My morning walks are looking a little different too - darker and more fall-like.


On Friday the girls went to the circus with their aunt and cousins, so Dan and I got to work experimenting with some recipes.

For months now, when I would ask Mira what she wants for her birthday, her only response would be "chocolate cake". So, I searched for a perfect cake recipe, ordered special sprinkles, and woke up at 3:30 am to make her a (leaning) cake.


Her icing lick for the photo was the only bite of the cake she has eaten to date. That stinker decided she only wanted chocolate ice-cream. Oh well, more for me.

We spent the morning of her birthday preparing to have family over for dinner and then headed to our town's fall festival. 

(That is the same hat Ina wore on her first birthday. Mira found it in the dress-up bin and has been saving it for this weekend).

Mira was pretty excited to find out that her parents had ordered her a bounce house,

petting zoo,


pony rides,



and face painting for her birthday. 


After less than 2 hours, which felt like 20, Dan and I were ready to head home. We celebrated our new favorite four year old with family and good food.

The next day we went to church, did the weekly cleaning, and settled down with my sister and her kids to watch the pull out a last minute win. 

Monday was my birthday! Ina sang me happy birthday, Dan brought me sourdough in bed (after I had already been awake for almost 3 hours, worked out, walked, and showered), and Cora and Mira gave me excellent snuggles.

I took a leisurely pace to work, responding to nice calls, social media messages/posts, and texts. Then after work my mom came over to hang out with Cora, Nonnie took Mira to swim lessons, and Dan took Ina to kids small group, so I could go shopping. 

Ryann and I went to Athleta where I found many things I couldn't live without, and then we met McKenzie and Brooke at North to eat some really delicious food. 

What a great day. 



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