Monday, December 19, 2011

birthday weekend

I'm a big believer in making the most of birthdays or birthweeks; Tim's birthday was on Saturday, and with a little help from my mom, I think I put together a nice few days for him. On Friday my mom had cupcakes delivered from Crumbs in New York, which is Tim's favorite cupcake place. He has had them now for the past few birthdays, and it's come to be a bit of a tradition.
There are still quite a few left, as we always split every cupcake so that we get to enjoy and taste all of the difference flavors. The double you can see is the Red Velvet, which is both of our favorites.

I had given Tim his presents early, as he had wanted a nice new colored Southern Tide shirt to wear for our engagement pictures last Wednesday and had weaseled me into giving him his wireless headphones on Friday night. I still wanted him to have something to open on his actual birthday, so I threw a few fun things together for Saturday when he got home from work. 
I love the little "serving smiles daily" flags that are stuck into each cupcake

On Saturday night we went out to dinner with a number of friends, where I embarrassed Tim by having him order dessert so we could sing Happy Birthday. He doesn't like having attention on just him, but you need a candle for your birthday! I think he may have secretly enjoyed it. I lived the moment and didn't get any pictures, but we had a great time.

I spent Sunday cleaning, organizing, and setting up Christmas cards. My major organizing project was really exciting, so I want to share that in it's own exciting to me post. 

Do you have any birthday traditions? Are you a big birthday celebrator? I had a girlfriend in college that would send out what she was planning each night of her birthday week and you could just tell her when you would join. I always loved it and would try to go to at least two or three nights.

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6 comments:

Amy G. said...

I just love birthdays too! In fact I go a little crazy and believe in the birthmonth as well. My husband thinks I'm crazy sometimes, but I love everyone's birthdays, not just my own! It looks like y'all had a great weekend and those cupcakes look amazing!

Krystal said...

Great pics! I used to post on FB where I would be the week of my birthday s well -- great idea! :)

Emily w/Amazing Grapes said...

So glad you had a great weekend.
G-man does not like attention with a capital H! read: hate) haha I would never be able to surprise him at a restaurant like that.
But we like to have the whole day be the "special" day.
Emily at Amazing Grapes

brlracincwgrl said...

I love birthdays! They are the one day of the year that is celebrating just YOU! I mean, how cool is that!?

Token Yankee said...

Very sweet, those cupcakes look delish. My husband is not that into birthdays, so anything I do is normally good!

Meghan said...

A Crumbs delivery? Now that is one amazing surprise! Happy Birthday to Tim!