So next year is the big one! I want to have a big party!! But this year, we just had a relaxed, family day and it was lovely!
I had already had some money for my birthday, which I spent on a ton of clothes that I got half price in the sale. I also got sandals and a new bag! So on my actual birthday day, James and the boys surprised me with more presents! James knows me so well and got me perfect gifts. Ollie bought me 3 stacking rings... he has been saying for some time now that he wants to buy me diamonds and on my birthday he came through! haha!
James also got me the Keri Smith Wreck This Journal, which I have wanted for AGES... along with Photos That Changed The World... which is great, and a 5 minute origami set! He also bought a TON of special chocolate from Hotel Chocolat and a few treats from Lush. That husband of mine is pretty awesome at presents!
After I opened my gifts, James went downstairs to make breakfast. It is kind of tradition now that on any special occasion, he makes french toast with crispy bacon and maple syrup. There is no point in anyone even trying to replicate it, it just isn't as good haha! The boys loved it too. Me and Nate took a nap while James took Ollie to his swimming lesson.
We got up and dressed to go out for the afternoon. We headed to one of our favourite restuarants, Il Pirata. The food is always great, it's nice inside and the boys like it too. The boys each had a pizetta, we all shared whitebait and James and I both had pasta (he had fennel sausage and I had chilli prawns). I also had the chocolate and hazelnut cake for desert. It's AMAZING.
When lunch was finished we headed to Stormont for a walk and a play in the park. I sent Ollie off running to the steps of Stormont and told him I would give him a tenner if he made it. He had no idea I was joking and James had to run after him to get him to stop. I gave him some money anyway for his effort. The park at Stormont is huge and has enough for each of the boys to keep occupied for a good hour and a half!
When we got home, we relaxed and had cake. A cake that James made... and the most randomly shaped cake I've ever seen. It was chocolate fudge and it was delicious. A friend called over when we had just finished cake, and brought a big bunch of pink roses with her. I'm very lucky to have my lovely wee family and friends who made my day very special.