Birthday Week

Last week M and I celebrated our birthdays. The last few years we have managed to find away to getaway.. even if for only a night. Three years ago we went to a BnB in New Jersey then we went to Vegas and last year we spent a night in New York. This year there is no getaway but no worries because we have a whole week of celebrating to do.

M started a little early with a major accomplishment.. on January 31st a whole week before he turned the big 4 oh he was at the New York Stock Exchange for the ringing of the opening bell.

And he met Katrina Adams the CEO of USTA (tennis association) :D So proud of him!

On Saturday, in the afternoon we headed to the city (New York) and walked around a bit.. thankfully it wasn't too cold. We went to Wagamama for an early dinner. It was our first time there and we will so definitely be going there again.. the food was so good.

We wanted to try the matcha taro swirl soft serve at Besfren but their ice cream machine was broken.. so instead we went to Grace Street Cafe for some Cookie Monster Shaved Ice. The kids especially loved it. 

Next we rushed over to Madison Square Garden where we were watching the Rangers game. We had club seats. We have gone to I think four or five games since H was born and we have sat in regular seats, club seat as well as right behind the goal.. and while they all ensure a good time, with kids club seats make things so much easier. Clubs seats come with food and all you can eat candy.

They both got their own bags!!! 

The Rangers lost :( but it was still such a great night.. and for being so good the boys good some extra goodies from management.. 0_0

Next was Superbowl Sunday.. the superbowl part was super boring but we had a great time with friends. 

Wednesday was my actual birthday. I started the day with wishes and phone calls from everyone then had a pampering hair cut and blow dry :) We went for dinner at a local Mexican place and then followed that with gelato.. cause nobody bought me a cake.. I was planning to buy one myself but I wanted to give the boys in my life the benefit of the doubt. Lol.

Thursday was M's birthday and the boys made him a card.. we opted to stay in for dinner and I made us a cake. 

Since M turned 40 he wanted to have a party.. after tossing around a few ideas he decided to have a boys ski party over the weekend.

I packed ski google party favors and bought some cupcakes. M picked up subs on the way there.. 

They had a great time!


Stephanie from Stephanie Crafts with Wool and Paper crafted this beautiful card for my birthday. I am in awe of the stunning details.. the more I look at it the more I discover. If you have visited her blog yer you really should.. 

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  1. oh goodness - what lovely celebrations!

    happiest of birthdays to you all. xx

  2. Happy Birthday to both of you! Soon your little ones will be old enough to learn to bake a cake for your birthdays :-)

  3. Happy Birthday, beautiful pictures ☺

  4. Happy Birthday to you both! Wow, what a great week of celebrations you had!

  5. Happy Birthday to you both. It looks like a wonderful celebration!

  6. What a fabulous celebration for both of you!!
    It's so nice to make a special day for the birthdays!!

  7. Happy Birthday to both of you! I catch the closing bell more often than the opening. Was he just on the floor or actually on the dais doing the opening?

    I've never been to a hockey game, but always heard they're great fun and an addictive sport to watch.

    1. Thank you!!
      He was on the dias, his boss rang the bell.
      The hockey games are such fun to watch.


  8. This is so lovely dear
    New post

  9. Happy birthday to both of you. You celebrated in style and in so many fun ways. And you are most welcome for your card. I may post about it tomorrow.

  10. Belated Happy Birthday to you both! Looked like you all had a wonderful time celebrating:)

  11. happy birthday hena, it looks like a wonderful celebration. the food from Wagamama looks amazing, my kinda' food!! we have been to so many sporting events at the garden, including hockey games, always the devils...always a great time!!

    the cotton candy looks so good, i have not had it in ages!!

  12. Happy Birthday to the both of you! Sounds like a lovely celebration.

  13. Happy birthday, great day and great photos. It looks your day was full of fun as it should be.
    Dusana ;-)


  14. looks like a fabulous birthday with lots of yummy treats :)
    xo, allie

  15. Sounds so exciting! The food looks amazing.

  16. Happy Birthday to you both! Sounds like they were both great (except the no-cake part!). I'd rather have gelato myself! Hockey games are so much better in the club boxes. Fancy! Wagamama is sooo good! I first went to one in Boston and then found out they're in NYC too. Those cupcakes for the party looked so good. I bet a guys ski trip was the perfect way to celebrate 40!

  17. Happy b-day!
    This food looks delicious!
    Kisses, Paola.


  18. Happy birthday and all of those treats look so delicious!! I love treats on my birthday. How did your husband get so lucky to be there for the ringing of the opening bell? That is so cool!


    1. Thank you!
      He was part of the ringing. He was up on the dias, his boss rang the bell. :)

  19. Looks like y'all had a great birthday celebration. Wonderful and by the way, this post just made me hungry.


  20. Happy birthday to you and your husband! You celebrated in style :) I love that you took the kids with you to NYC and the food looked super delicious. Stephanie is the bestest.

  21. Sounds like it was a nice birthday week :)

  22. Happy birthday to you both! What a fun filled week!

  23. First of all, Happy Birthday! Your trip to New York sounds like a blast! How cool that your husband got to ring the opening bell at the stock exchange! My husband worked at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange for years!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  24. Such a fun birthday week! Have a wonderful year ahead. XO, Ellese


  25. So much fun activities in one post.....happy birthday M....wish you all the best things of life..

    Glowyshoe's blog

  26. Happy belated birthday 🎂 And these celebrations look so much fin. I am glad you both were able to enjoy your birthdays so much ❤️

  27. Happy belated birthday!! Looks like you celebrated it well with your family!! Looove cotton candy!!

  28. happy birthdays! what fun celebrations! All that food looks so tasty!


  29. Happy birthday to you both! It looks like you had a lot of fun.
    Have a nice week <3

  30. Looks like some great times you guys had and those pics of dinner are making me sooo hugry. I'm waiting for my husband to get home so we can eat dinner as I'm typing this, ha.
    x, Julie | ThisMainLineLife.com

  31. What fun ways to celebrate- happy birthday to you both!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  32. What a fun week of celebrating and congrats to your husband. Happy birthday to you both!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  33. What wonderful pictures! Happy birthday to you both!

  34. Happy belated birthday, Hena! Love your cute family photos! The food photos look great too! Yum! ;) XXX

  35. Happy Birthday


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