Josh is not a fan of parties or crowds or small talk or being the center of attention. So for his birthday he wanted to keep it simple: a day with his family, and two dinners out, one with my family and one with his. His sister wanted to throw him a surprise party. Thank goodness he has a wife who knows that he would hate that! Thanks for the thought though Beth!
On the actual day of his birthday, we both skipped work and Eleanor was home from school. We started the day with a little hike. You’ve seen some of the photos already in Josh’s birthday post, but I’ve added a few you didn’t see.
We found a caterpillar on our way home and helped it to get across the street and into some bushes.
Then we headed to lunch and a movie (Rio was great, we recommend it, Eleanor loved it). After the movie we stopped at the Apple store to pick up Josh’s birthday present. I didn’t want to buy him the wrong thing so I let him pick it out. He got that fancy Magic Mouse. Which was greatly needed since his mouse just died on him.
After shopping we came home for a nap for Eleanor and some light cleaning for us. I know, cleaning on the poor man’s birthday! Terrible! But his dad and step-mom were coming over to babysit and I just think it’s rude to have a messy house when you have guests.
We went out to a nice little dinner at a local Italian place where we had wine and lasagna and decided it was finally time to start trying for baby number two. We sobered up (we are such lightweights these days) across the street over coffee and desserts at Starbucks. Then brought a mini cupcake home to share with Eleanor.
I think it was a lovely way to spend a 30th birthday.