Birthday + Birchday • Kath Eats


A recap of my forty first and Birch’s fifth birthday!

October is filled with birthdays!

Off the highest of my head I can consider 16 individuals we all know ages 4 to 69 who celebrated birthdays in October! There have to be one thing about these lengthy winter months… : )

I’m disenchanted to say that I didn’t do a terrific job photographing this week. However right here’s what I obtained!

Rewinding again to early final week…

how applicable Ellen allow us to borrow her Nineteen Eighties puzzle throughout my start week. 1982 was my 12 months! Here’s a link to the puzzle – would make a terrific reward for anybody born within the 80s! 

This puzzle was each enjoyable and irritating! There have been so many shade modifications that it was laborious to seek out little tasks to work on.

Trivia with Buddies

On Wednesday I went to King Household Vineyards for his or her Wednesday night time trivia for somewhat good friend occasion. (We sadly didn’t get all who got here later in a photograph as a result of the solar set quick!) I completely love trivia despite the fact that I’d say I’m not significantly good at it. However we got here a lot nearer to profitable a spherical this time than the primary time we performed. The primary class was train and we crushed it with a 9/10! 

Meg and Erin introduced a Cake Bloom sampler that all of us shared. Plus cheese and salad and pizzas from the meals truck. Plenty of enjoyable was had by all! Ellen and I got here dwelling to observe a late-night Survivor episode whereas we have been collectively.


My bday was low key and stress-free. I had a private day whereas the children have been in class and lounged round the home and went purchasing. 

Breakfast by Thomas

(Selfmade bread by Lynsie!) 

Chopt salad despatched me a $5 birthday coupon, so I took myself to lunch! (Sure I journey with koozies!) 

Subsequent I went to Nice Outside Provisions and LOFT to attempt on some garments. Purchased these Girlfriend Jeans

Didn’t purchase these acid washed denims that appeared straight out of my Nineteen Eighties puzzle!! Hahaha. 

I purchased this sparkly dress for upcoming vacation season. Think about it with hair curled and heels!

And I obtained these wide leg cords that I wore that night time!

I went to my favourite exercise class at 4pm (therefore why my hair was a multitude all day haha) after which dwelling for household dinner! 

Apparently my digicam favored my glass of wine greater than the salmon and farro dish we had. 

Albemarle Baking treats from Tdaddy!

And a late night ACAC gathering!

Friday Enjoyable

On Friday Mazen had a trainer workday however Birch was in class, so we went to Goal to choose up some birthday items for him. First – lunch at Bellair Market (Mazen’s new favourite spot). 

After Goal we wrapped B’s items. He obtained 3x Star Wars Legos, wi-fi headphones, books, a Mandalorian helmet, a Mandalorian Mr. Potato head, Star Wars shirts. YOU GET THE THEME!

Luke Bryan Re-Do

I drove the boys to Nona and Grandpa’s for a sleepover and we obtained prepared for the Luke Bryan re-do live performance! Mockingly Thomas purchased these tickets lengthy earlier than we have been invited to Minnesota, and he purchased FOUR tickets so we invited Meg and Brad to go along with us! 

First cease, date night time at Birch and Bloom! I had the hen with pimento mac and cheese and inexperienced beans – scrumptious!! 

There he’s Mr. Luke Bryan in particular person! This was my third time seeing him – so many nice songs! 

We have been dwelling and in mattress at 12:30 – so late for us early birds!

Saturday Sports activities + Gown Rehersal

On Saturday Birch had soccer and scored his first purpose!!!! (An enormous leap since he barely participated all of the weeks earlier than). 

Mazen’s baseball workforce received too. It was SO HOT – virtually 90 levels. I needed to get a freezie pop to chill off on the sport!

Downtown Halloween

We left baseball ASAP so we may beeline to the downtown mall for some Halloween festivities. Gotta love Sal’s decor yearly!

Mazen went along with his Star Wars costume to match Birch and might be his spooky clown on actual Halloween. 

We spent Saturday night time baking cupcakes in sweatpants and went to mattress early! 


When Birch awoke on Sunday he was 5!!!

We had a soccer sport and spent the remainder of the day preparing for his occasion. I made a decision to bake cupcakes this 12 months and it truly went very nicely! We made about 4 dozen and due to borrowing some cupcake pans from the neighbors, went shortly. I used Betty Crocker mixes and frosting from a can – nothing fancy however obtained the job completed! I obtained these cake toppers that labored completely for our theme. Thomas was answerable for the goodie baggage and located Star Wars baggage, tattoos, pop rocks, and another kiddo toys to go inside. 

These have been the one pics I took on the occasion! I really feel so unhappy I didn’t get higher ones. We have been fortunate to have a beautiful heat day! 

We got here dwelling to play with cousin Nashie and open some items. 

The birthday boy obtained a spaghetti dinner. I had a Sipz to relax out, haha. 

The tempo doesn’t decelerate:

Subsequent up: Halloween, Dad’s birthday, after which a go to from the Charlotte cousins! 

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