Tuesday, February 2, 2016

He's My Age

Today, Conor joined me in the 30's.  His birthday celebration was nearly as crazy of a time as mine.  (Sarcasm, so much sarcasm).  As crazy as one can get when your baby insists upon being in bed promptly at 7pm.  Regardless, the boys & I celebrated the most special man in our lives!  Liam told me exactly what to say in the birthday card:  It started off strong with "Dear Daddy, Happy Birthday.  Went on some crazy tangents from there, and ended with "drink his beer."  Slightly incoherent, completely adorable.  We also had big plans to make cupcakes and try out a new dairy free frosting.  Well today was a bit of a rough one around our house, and while the cupcakes were baked (only burned the second batch slightly), the frosting has yet to be made.  Perhaps I'll get that second wind just before midnight and whip some up just as one of my kids will surely wake up crying and beckon me to bed.  For now, some naked cupcakes cover my countertops... growing the slightest bit stale with each passing hour.

Back to the celebrating...  With Finn being nearly 9 months old, we decided to attempt our first date night without him.  A few of my mama friends have such a special bond with him, especially since they seem him nearly every morning, so I surprisingly felt comfortable leaving him for a short bit.  I didn't leave Liam with anyone other than my mom until he was 18 months old, but then again I didn't have the same women who are such a huge part of my life now, back then.  Anywhoo, Finn didn't have the best day today.  Minimal napping and some possible teething left him a bit unpredictable and un-Finnlike.   Regardless, Conor & I had one hour of a slow blissful meal together.  We ate with all the super old people at 5:30pm; happy hour is the new dinner hour.  Finn didn't last long, so that hour came and left far too quickly.  Then I dashed out of the restaurant to get my baby boy back in my arms as quickly as I could.  But I'm okay with this.  It is such a short stage of life.  I love that my babies need me and know there will be plenty of time for late night shenanigans and kid-free vacations in the future.  I plan on our 40th birthday celebrations being epic!

But enough blabbing about me and the baby and all the emotions with that.  Today is really about Conor.  11 years ago I met the boy from Montana with an earring and puka shell necklace.  He had a bright yellow flip phone and knew how to set up my computer.  Not many people find their husband the first day spent at college.  So happy I snatched him up immediately!  He's my best friend, my adventurer.  He's the most amazing Father; my true partner in parenthood.  I cannot wait to see what this next decade holds for he and I.






Happy Birthday Conor!
Thirty looks so damn good on you!

17 comments :

  1. Happy birthday to your hubby! :) Great photos!

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  2. Happy Birthday Conor! Welcome to the 30s!

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  3. Awww! That sounds like a typical and great birthday celebration S a parent and I'm sure Conor will be very happy. Yay for a quick date night too. Happy birthday!

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  4. I love 3 year old birthday messages! I always write exactly what he says! Reid's 14 months and only ever been with my mom or MIL that's great that you could sneak away for a little dinner alone! I agree that we have years to have be out at night in the future! When you're up in the middle of the night who even has energy to be out?! Happy Birthday to Conor- hope that dairy free frosting is yummy!

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  5. So sweet! Happy Birthday to your husband! Hope you have a great time celebrating him :)

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  6. Happy birthday Conor!!! Glad to see y'all have found each other and created such a wonderful life together :)

    liz @ j for joiner

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  7. Glad you were able to get a lil date to celebrate the birthday. Liam's card sounds adorable, his beer, makes me giggle. Cheers to 30 Conor!

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  8. Happy birthday to your hubby! Does he ever give you a hard time for being older than him? I am 11 months older than Nate and he pokes fun at that every chance he is given. These pictures are great!

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  9. Love!! Happy Birthday to Connor! Hope he has a great day!

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  10. Puka shell necklaces were all the rage! hahahah Happy Birthday Connor!

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  11. Happy birthday to Connor! Glad you were able to get out for at least a little bit!

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  12. The sweetest.
    Happy 30th to your Mr.!!

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  13. Good for you guys for making it out for even a little bit! You're right though...this stage will be over before we know it and we'll be sad about having the freedom to go out to dinner whenever we want. Maybe? ;) Happy birthday to your hubs! I hope he still has his puka shell necklace!! Ha!

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  14. What was it about the early 2000's that made guys think earrings and puka shells were ok? My boyfriend at the time also had bleached tips! Anyway, happy late birthday to your hubby!

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  15. Jim just turned 30 in December. They both make it look awesome! You definitely snagged a good one!

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