Y'all know I love celebrating birthdays so I had big plans to run across town to pick up his favorite booze, grab some balloons and put on makeup. Anyway, none of that happened. Caroline is still hanging out on vacation time and on top of that we've started a new Mom's on Call schedule this week so yesterday was seriously rough. She refused to sleep and wanted to be held all day (and no, the k'tan wrap wasn't good enough). Ergh. So anyway, I didn't get to bake a cake from scratch like I usually do for his birthday (post here). However, I did have funfetti cake mix on hand that I doctored up a bit and a small stash of homemade rainbow chip frosting in the freezer.
I also used my jumbo muffin tin to make huge cupcakes which were a big hit! And instead of vegetable oil I used coconut oil which made them so ridiculously moist and delicious.
Note: I wrote in the card after I snapped this pic to save y'all from the cheesiness.
I knocked his gift out of the park this year. I surprised Matt with Jason Aldean concert tickets (his favorite country artist) and already secured a babysitter for the night (thank you Mr. and Mrs. Marcellino)!
When Matt got home, I passed the baby off to him and they took a quick snooze together while I prepped dinner. We decided his birthday was the perfect occasion to eat the fish we caught over the weekend instead of going out for a fancy dinner (our tradition for his birthday).
Matt's birthday celebration may have looked a little different this year but he loved it so I'm going to mark it as a success! Happy Birthday, Matt! We love you!