In our house.... birthdays mean lie-ins, breakfast, family trips, presents and yummy dinners.
This year was no different! I didn't have quite as long a lie-in as I would have liked because I had to get up to take Ollie to a birthday party. BEFORE that though, James made us gorgeous french toast with maple syrup and fruit salad.... with pink lemonade to drink. It was DELICIOUS!
When we got home we headed off our our family day out. It was raining very heavily so we were unsure if our plans would work out but we drove in the direction anyway. We stopped for lunch at The Mourne Seafood Bar in Dundrum where I had Langoustine and Crab Claws. It was delicious!
After lunch we went to Seaford Butterfly Farm!
We had a lot of fun! Ollie was really pleased with himself when he was holding the butterfly. He was so careful, gentle and serious!
When we got home we had caterpillar cake! I have seriously had a caterpillar cake almost every year since I was very little! You can't beat it!
My mum came and collected Ollie shortly afterwards and took him to her house for the night, and James and I got ready for our night out. We went to Sakura Japanese Restaurant with 3 of our friends. I LOVE Japanese and would eat it every night of the week if I could afford to!
I ordered a lovely non-alcoholic cocktail with pineapple, ginger and mint.... Golden Dragon Rolls (Avocado, tempura prawn and sweet potato sushi) and I had Beef Ramen for my main.
Our friends came home with us afterwards and we just relaxed and chatted! I was able to stay awake until midnight!!
On Sunday we went to my mums house as she always cooks a special meal on our birthdays. She made a gorgeous ham joint, cabbage, mushrooms and baby potatoes. It was delicious. Instead of cake, she made meringue and because I don't like cream, she made me my very own individual one!
The best gift though? I've reached 12 weeks in my pregnancy. The milestone that takes an age to get here!!
I had a lovely birthday :)