My Happy, Happy Birthday

Since my birthday fell on a weekday, Jesse had to go to work. I decided that Emerson and I needed to get out of the house and do something so we headed to Ikea. I needed some storage bins plus I love to browse there so I knew it would be the perfect outing.

We shopped, ate lunch, played, and finished the trip off with ice cream.
She was moving so fast that almost all of my pictures are blurry!





While Emerson napped I got a quick workout in and then we waited for Daddy to get home.  Once he was home we had birthday cake and he and E gave me flowers and a new water bottle that I've been eying forever.

I love that the card said Happy Birthday Mum. :)

Later in the evening we decided to go out for dinner. We had previously planned on getting a babysitter but decided to take Emerson with us instead. After all, what's a celebration without my baby girl?

We went out for Indian food, my favorite, and it was amazing!! I seriously ate and ate ate. And took some pictures, of course.




After we got home I was determined to get at least one good family picture in front of the tree. I set up my tripod and we had our little mini photo shoot. I also learned something very exciting. Emerson LOVES the self-timer and will look straight at the camera and smile! Yay! Now I know how to get pictures with that little munchkin.





And because my birthday cake was so good, I just had to have one more piece before bed. After all, calories don't count on your birthday. Right? Plus it was ice cream cake. I mean who can resist ice cream cake?

Jesse said I was a weirdo for taking a picture of my slice and instagramming it. I'm just surprised he's not used to it by now! :)
Brittney Galloway said...

Yay! I'm glad you had a great birthday! And your boots are too cute!

Stephanie said...

Awesome family pics! Happy belated birthday to you!

Emily Powell said...

fun birthday! she is so cute!

Stephanie said...

You got some fantastic photos in front of your tree! Glad you had a wonderful birthday!

Paula Lynch said...

What an awesome birthday. That cake looked wonderful. The pictures by the tree are awesome. Love you.

Michelle said...

LOVE E's outfit! And your Christmas pictures and just too cute!

Mateya said...

Happy belated birthday!!! :)

I love that last picture of you guys by the tree..so cute!

I am cracking up at the fact that Jesse is wearing flip flops and you have boots on! I would be the same way...desperate for some fall style in those horrible temps!

How cute is Emerson and her own little cart at Ikea!! :)

Gabriella said...

Looks like a fun birthday. Glad you had a great day! I love Emerson's outfit at Ikea!! :)

Rachel and John said...

Sounds like a really lovely day! I also love to browse IKEA.And Henry loves the kids section!

Mandy said...

Sounds like you had a great birthday and I'm so glad you did!!! You look beautiful as always and I love your boots!! Love the family pic by the tree! Miss you!!

Amanda said...

happy birthday!!!! calories totally don't count. ;) E's christmas outfit and bow are stinkin CUTE!!!! and camelbak's are my fav. i think i'm due for a new one too. i'm getting my mom one for christmas this year!

Krissy said...

You look good, girl!

ajs {of MN} said...

sounds like the perfect birthday!! happy belated birthday and by the way CUTEST family photo of the three of you sitting on the floor in front of the tree!

Callie Nicole said...

Happy (belated) birthday! It sounds like such a fun, relaxing day!

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