This year he took the day off (woot! woot!) and he let me sleep in the basement, hence letting me sleep in a bit on my actual birthday.
As soon as I finally rolled out of bed (at a very late 8:10) we dressed and headed to breakfast.
Blue Plate is one of my favorite breakfast spots in Salt Lake. Their eggs benedict are amazing. AMAZING.
And then the day just got better from there. Secret Park where we didn't see any foxes but had a wonderful time just being together, lunch at home and the kiddos' and nap time. Damma arrived (E's mom) and we hopped in the car and went to the aves for a traditional Japanese bath at our favorite local spa.
A small lunch and mini shopping date at Trolley Square rounded out our afternoon.
We headed home to some very tired and happy kids. On my birthday I didn't want to skip one of my favorite parts of the day: putting them to bed. I snuggled them close and tucked them both in before another babysitter arrived (thank you sis!) and we went downtown for the most fantastic sushi dinner Salt Lake has to offer.
What a busy complete wonderful day. I am the luckiest.
Salt Lake local and haven't been to Blue Plate? You are missing out big time.
Early April and we are back in winter coats with snow on the ground. Didn't deter us, if there is sun we are out.
ofuro bath (in double tubs) is a total treat. The sky at this point had turned cloudy and cold and nothing felt better than an hour in a deep hot bath chatting about travel with the man of my dreams.
Tabula Rasa without herding the kids away from 90% of everything they keep in stock was so much like our life before kids. I miss it. Of course I adore my kids and would miss them more, but looking around the mall without yelling "don't touch that!" was nice too.
What a happy birthday it was.