Sean’s 31st was nice and relaxing. Just the way he wanted it.
At the Reeves house, you don’t work on your birthday, so Sean was home all day with the family. LOVE it.
We started out the day with breakfast and gifts.
I told Sean to do whatever he wanted in the afternoon, but he said he really wanted to wash the cars (his idea, NOT mine) and so the family spent the morning outside and Miss K helped with the washing. We are firm believers in the whole “if you can walk, you can do chores” work ethic:
Sean and Miss K watched some soccer on Sean’s new soccer channel (thanks for furthering the obsession, Uncle Jonathan):
Then we were off to Disneyland with Jonathan. Miss K is never bored when Uncle JJ is around:
(Above: My brother and some weird person that has abducted my husband and taken on his persona).
At some point, we thought it would be a good idea to buy Kensington a large lollipop. Why? Who knows.
About 15 minutes in:
About an hour later, with sugar pumping through her baby veins:
I don’t think she stopped moving and waving her arms wildly until we laid her down for bed. She was totally hopped up on high fructose corn syrup. It was hilarious.
All in all, a fantastic day, celebrating my husband and Kensington’s dad. We love you, Sean.
On a somewhat related note:
I baked my first ever, REAL cake.
I can’t tell you how many cakes I have made from a box with the icing in a plastic container. Numerous. I worked with kids for years, so like 536 of them.
But I realized this weekend that I had never made an entire cake and icing from SCRATCH. Ever. Weird, huh?
I decided that Sean needed an actual cake with a little elbow grease put into it (well, not ACTUAL grease, but you get me)
And I did it! And I was so pleased with myself.
And If i’m being 100% honest…I had been having a hard couple days and baking it, seeing it turn into a sugar masterpiece….well….it made problems go away. I’m finding that baking is very therapeutic.
Here is a picture of it. I am so proud. (and I have about half of it left if you would like to come over and try….)