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Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Family Fun | 6 comments

Birthday Fun

My birthday was extra special this year, thanks to Dave and our babies. I swear Dave gets more excited about my birthday than I do. He’s a real gem. Atlas was so excited to celebrate my birthday he woke up 3 hours earlier than normal so we took advantage of the situation and walked to Central Park so Ob & Marley could play off leash. It was a great (albeit early) start to the day!

After our walk, we brunched it up at an adorable restaurant called Sugar and Plum before heading to Momofuku’s to pick up my birthday cake.

Image 5Dave surprised me with an awesome birthday cake from Momofukus and I have been mowing that thing down like it’s my job. I’ll show you guys pictures of the cake one day…the pictures are currently on my camera and my camera is on the other side of the room…so, yep…I’m feeling that lazy tonight. You can judge. I judge myself.

Dave also gave me Heaven in a jar.

ImageThis spread pairs well with everything. Waffles. Crackers. Pretzels. Oreos. Spoons. Fingers.

My big gift from Dave was so great, I literally jumped for joy. He got us fabulous seats to the Michael Buble concert this summer. A night out in NYC with the love of my life and some live music by Mr. MB sounds like just what the doctor ordered and I cannot wait! Seriously counting down the days!

Dave also sent me out for a much needed pedicure and manicure and then it was time for some shopping!

Image 2Don’t worry. I didn’t buy that hat. I know my limitations and sporting a fedora is one of them. Something about trying to rock that AND a diaper bag just doesn’t mix. 😉 But it was fun to try on and pretend for a second that I’m cool enough to pull that look off.

We concluded my birthday with a delicious Mexican dinner at one of our favorite spots.

IMG_4887You can’t have chips and guacamole without a margarita. It’s just wrong.

After spending the majority of dinner wrestling my margarita out of Atlas’ hands (mom of the year), we headed home for movie night on the couch. It was a wonderfully relaxing birthday and I couldn’t have asked for more.

Thank you all for your sweet birthday wishes on the blog, on IG and on Facebook. You guys are the sweetest!

What is your ideal birthday gift? Pre-Atlas, I would have probably asked for shoes or some fancy-schmancy handbag, but now that I’m a mom a special date night out sounds spectacular! Quality time with my husband + a fun event + something to look forward to + a night where I don’t have to worry about being spit up on = perfect.

P.S. I just have to show you guys this photo because it is too cute not to share.

DSC_1699I love those little cuddle bugs.





  1. I’m glad you had a good birthday. I just love that picture of marly and Atlas.

  2. Oh my gosh-that last picture, SO CUTE!! Ahhhh!!!

    And your pink/red(?) North Face jacket?! LOVEEEEEEEE! When did you get that? I think you can pull the fedora off, actually. I could not. But you could!!

    Sounds like a perfect birthday to me too–hope you enjoyed that pedi/mani!!!! What a great husband you have 🙂
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    • Thank you, Annette! The NF jacket is pink and I love it! It is so comfy and warm. Dave actually got it for me on Ebay (where he buys all the things lol) back in September. I looked on the tag, but it doesn’t say what it is called. It’s just a simple, pink fleece though! 🙂

  3. Oh what a great birthday, Ashley! Dave definitely treated you like a princess – brunch, cake, SPECULOOS, mani/pedi, and a concert this summer – can he please call Kyle?! 😉 And I think that hat looks adorable on you! You can most definitely rock it!
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  4. Happy belated! Sounds like an awesome birthday 🙂

    I kind of agree about the birthday gift thang.. I got a few good things this past year, but what warmed my heart the most was spending quality time with the people I love over dinner/lunch/drinks!
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