I don't want to get any more mushy than that. :)
I had two great birthday celebrations this year. On Saturday night before my birthday I invited a few close friends to go out to a kid-free grown-up dinner at Andalu, one of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco. We all managed to get babysitters for our kiddos and it was so fun to have an evening out!
That afternoon, we threw a BBQ at our apartment and invited those same few friends plus my cousins and aunt. I made pretty cupcakes with marshmallow flowers and James grilled burgers, sausages, and ribs. We had lumpia and tater tots and watermelon, and one of my cousins made me a delicious red velvet birthday cake. My birthday gift from James was a fancy ice cream maker (my request) so we also served 3 different kinds of homemade ice cream: green tea gelato, cookies and cream, and chocolate-Kahlua made with coconut milk!
|Maybe it was a little silly, but I made myself some party decorations because I wanted things to look pretty!|
|I made the flowers on the cupcakes by slicing big marshmallows with kitchen scissors and then dipping them in pink sprinkles!|
|Calvin and Sagan are playing with Calvin's play food on a shelf in our kitchen.|
|James and Hartley at the grill|