Birthdays are sort of a big deal in Sluiter Nation. I have always thought that your birthday is your own special day and it needs to be GOOD. It has nothing to do with age…all about it being YOUR day.
Since Cort’s birthday is in December, I try extra hard to make it all about his birthday since I know that in the past it has gotten lost in the shuffle of Christmas.
Thus started the tradition of the BIRTHDAY EXTRAVAGANZA in Sluiter Nation.
Friday I had the day off work (for various reasons, Cort’s birthday was a bonus), so we did some errands, had birthday lunch out, and saw Santa (totally a different post, since you know…that has to do with Christmas).
So anyway, Friday on his birthday we had to have birthday brownies. because that is what Cort loves best.
We also had dinner at his mom and step-dad’s house. Orange chicken and rice and egg rolls…um? YUM! And cupcakes for dessert! Of course there were presents as well, and now Cort has his own wheelbarrow to push Eddie lawn stuff around in this spring.
Saturday was date night, so this is my version of Steppin’ Out Saturday:
Onsie and jeans = Osh Kosh
vest = Baby Gap
socks = target
Button Down Shirt = Old Navy
Jeans = Gap
Socks = Hanes
Belt = from Younkers
cami = Gap
Sweater = Old Navy
Jeans = Gap
Boots = Shoe Carnival
Necklace = Cap Creations
Earrings = Vintage Pearl
And today to round out all the fun, we gathered at my parents’ house again to celebrate December birthdays: Cort and our nephew Jack. There was lasagna dinner, presents galore, and cakes for every birthday boy!
It’s been a jam-packed weekend here in Sluiter Nation, but it’s been super fun! We do love birthdays!
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