Birthday Shenanigans

Unlike the past 3 years, we did not throw Annabelle a BIG birthday bash. We still had a lot of fun & celebrated a LOT!

1st Birthday cake we shared with Tommy’s family on Easter Sunday at the lake. I told her we could make her cake together but she wanted to go to Sam’s & pick one out. She did not pick a traditional birthday cake or cupcakes. She picked a triple chocolate pound cake with chocolate drizzle & shaved milk chocolate on top (can you tell she likes chocolate?! LOL)

IMG_4957She did an excellent job picking out a cake, it was super yummy. Annabelle & Eli both asked for seconds.

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The day before her birthday we took a Lalaloopsy cake & a pinata to school, to celebrate with her classmates.

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On her actual birthday we had a fun filled day! The Brown’s went to Chick-fila with us for lunch (it is Annabelle’s favorite) We let the girls play for a while in the play area

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& then, half of the Phillips’ family meet us at Lovin’ Spoons for Frozen Yogurt.

DSC_0526 DSC_0535Can you guess what kind of FroYo the birhtday girl picked?!

DSC_0529Fudge Brownie Batter with chocolate sprinkles!

 

 

She knew about of lunch & yogurt plans but what she did not know was that we were going to go bowling too! (her very 1st time)

DSC_0543She did not want anymore pictures made 😦 she looked so cute in her bowling shoes! I did get her to take a selfie with me if her icee could be in the picture too!

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We came home at 520 on the dot so that she could open her presents from Tommy & I. We gave her a soccer ball & goal and the frozen movie.

 

Annabelle’s choice for dinner-The Rusty Pig.

 

After dinner we invited our neighbors down to help us finish up the last of her birthday cake.

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Happy birthday sweet girl. We LOVE you!

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30 things to do in my 30’s

Tuesday I turned the big 3-0.  At the moment I do not feel any older.

For about a month I have been making a list of the things I would like to do in my 30’s.  I am going to share it & my progress.

1. Learn how to make a Lemon Meringue Pie

2. Go crabbing

3. Find an excellent picnic spot

4. Sleep under the stars

5. Watch the sunrise & set in the same day on the beach

6. Learn to sew

7. Read the bible cover to cover

8. Host Thanksgiving at my house

9. Run a 5K

10. Get out of debt

11. Visit Washington D.C. for the 4th of July

12. Go deep sea fishing

13. Learn how to drive a stick shift

14. Visit the Statue of Liberty

15. Swim with dolphins

16. Learn how to clean a fish

17. Look more put together

18. Learn how to can vegetables

19. Walk through a corn maze

20. Make my MawMaw’s 7 flavor cake

21. Read 3 classic books a year (I may need some help coming up with a list)

22. Start playing my violin again

23. Go see the Grand Ole Opry

24. Learn more about my camera & how to use it

25. Make a quilt with my mom

26. Cook dinner for the Ronald McDonald House

27. Try a new recipe every month (I might even add a recipe tab)

28. Go shrimping

29. Take Annabelle to a UGA football game

30. Take a trip by train

My 30 things are listed in no particular order.

 I wonder how soon it will be before I complete one task on my list?

If you have any suggestions on classic books to read, or recipies to try please let me know.

Here’s to a very memorable, exciting new decade