Sunday, October 24, 2010

jamie's birthday!

this past thursday was jamie's 33rd birthday! i had been asking him for months what he wanted to do for it and he never had an answer for me. finally he said "just go out to eat i guess". i asked if he wanted to invite friends, he said sure. i asked where he wanted to eat, he didn't know. this went on and on until the weekend before his birthday when he finally decided on bark, a hot dog place he loves. he still wouldn't give me any definitive answers though. he hadn't asked anyone yet, etc. finally the day before his birthday he decided he wanted to go with some friends to eat at this food truck on the lower east side. (i know that doesn't sound exciting but apparently the guys that own this food truck won some contest on the food network and now they travel around.) so we decided to go to bark on sunday. he was still going to be coming home between work and dinner though, so we could have a mini celebration then, which is a good thing since i had already ordered the cookie cake!
anyway, it was a pretty low-key birthday and i decided to get him a bike lock (my mom got him lights for his bike), but i wanted to do something to make it special. i decided to write up 33 reasons why i love him. i made them on little note cards and i had planned to hang them around the house for him to see when he got up the morning of his birthday, but i ended up just setting them up on the table. please don't judge me, they are not cute or perfect by ANY means, i had only 1 nap to make them in, but they got the job done and jamie was really surprised.

i got oliver a special shirt for daddy's birthday. i don't know if you can read it, but it says "my dad is outta this world".

jamie's first card from oliver

the delicious cookie cake. i wish this was a scratch a sniff picture because it smelled soooo good! something made me think of cookie cakes a few weeks ago, i was thinking how they were all the rage for a while and now you never hear about them. i asked jamie if he liked them and he said yes. i decided to try to get one for his birthday. it just so happens there is a TCBY/mrs. field's in the target shopping center near our house. however, that does not make this an easy process! let's not forget this is new york! i had to walk there (it's a mile away) with a baby, and then carry said baby AND this 16inch heavy cake home! it was quite a feat and i was very proud of myself to get it home without smudging the icing, or dropping the baby or the cake!

i had been telling oliver how delicious cookie cakes are, and letting him smell it so he was excited!

happy birthday jamie! hope you had a good one. xoxo

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