Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Matt's birthday celebration(s) :)

Matt's birthday was last Thursday, but we decided to celebrate Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, because a birthday week is much more fun!

On Wednesday, we went to dinner just the two of us, where I remembered the camera, but forgot to take a picture- figures.

On Thursday, his actual birthday, Matt had a broker-only (as in no-spouse... grrr) Christmas function. I planned to take him to The Cheesecake Factory for some Banana Cream cheesecake when he got home, but he was stuffed (which is totally surprising if you know him), so we stayed in, opened gifts, and went to bed early like old folks. ;)

On Friday, we had my family over for a birthday dinner!
I made a recipe that I'm entering into a cooking contest through Maggiano's. I can't post anything about it on here for now, other than the fact that it's a white balsamic sage sauce over fettucini, and I'm pretty excited about it! More news to come in February hopefully!

Maddox liked it!

And Ark Ark enjoyed watching him eat from the kitchen (Maddox placed him on the counter so that Ark Ark could have a good view of him as he ate his dinner... he does this every night.) :)

For dessert, we had carrot cake cupcakes since my sweet hubby doesn't like chocolate. :)

Maddox has a Christmas program at his preschool next week and practiced his worship songs for us!
"Here I am to Worship"

"Mary had a Baby Boy"

Maddox followed in Noah's footsteps and made his very first all-by-himself birthday card for Uncle Matt. I love Matt's sweet reaction. ;)

Maddox looks so proud in this picture ;)

And then Noah got to share his!

Us with Noah, Maddox, and Ark Ark :)

On Saturday, we went for a walk at the park by our house and then stopped for a not-so-healthy post-walk lunch at Uncle Maddio's.

Oh. Yum. It was totally worth it. Goat cheese and sautéed onions on a pizza is divine.

That night, we went out for a birthday dinner with Matt's family, and then went to see a Christmas play downtown. Before we left for dinner, we got some good time with our youngest little nephew, Jackson!


What a cutie, right?!


  1. Happy Birthday to Matt!! I love that you celebrated for days and days - it's so much fun to stretch out the celebration! Maddox is adorable - love the videos of him singing - how stinkin' cute!! The meal you made looks and sounds incredible!! So aswesome you're entering into Maggiano's contest!! Love that restaurant!!
    Glad to see this month has been wonderful so far!! Sending love xoxox

  2. Your bangs just look cuter and cuter every time I see a pic! :)

  3. Sounds like the perfect bday celebration! Love all the pics!

  4. Happy Birthday, Matt ~ What a lovely family and beautiful photography ~ Great post ~ ^_^

    (A Creative Harbor) aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^

    ps. Thanks for 'coming by' ~ Happy Holidays ^_^