He at least pretended to enjoy himself for the day, so I'm going to take that to mean his 31st birthday was a success. The weather was perfect, thankfully, so we started the morning off with french toast muffins and a walk to the coffee shop in our neighborhood. They enjoyed it more than Colby's expression suggests:
Wouldn't it be nice if going to the coffee shop in your pajamas as an adult was still considered cute?
The twins also helped Brian open presents before their morning nap. Surprisingly, he wasn't as excited about the tissue paper as they were and they weren't as excited about his new tools and polo shirt as he was. Not pictured: my gift to Brian which is a night away in a couple of weeks, complete with tickets to an Astros game and a hotel stay!
For lunch, Brian's mom and sister graciously watched the rugrats while escaped for some adult socialization. There's a local brewery in Katy called No Label that has tours/tastings from 12-3 pm on Saturdays. For $5, you get 4 beer tastings (or in Brian's case since his wifey thinks beer tastes like pee, 8 tastings) (don't worry, he didn't use all 8) and admission to the brewery, where they have live music, food trucks, and an outdoor area to hang out. It was sort of like tailgating at a brewery, if that makes sense?
Anyway, it was a lot of fun (especially thanks to the perfect weather) and I would definitely recommend it to anyone in the area. It's even family and pet friendly, so the kiddos and pups can tag along if you're feeling brave.
Me with the birthday boy- color coordinating is fun!
And our (blurry) counterparts inside the brewery: Chris, Brian, Bryan, and Stephen
We spent the afternoon hanging out with Brian's family and finished off the evening with dinner at one of Brian's favorite places (admittedly one of my least favorite places, sadly): Ragin' Cajun. In case I haven't declared this publicly, I am not a fan of sea food. And I am definitely not a fan of crawfish. Brian, however, is a big fan of both, and mercifully does not make me go to sea food/crawfish restaurants on a regular basis.
His birthday is, of course, the exception, and even though I was not a great sport about it this year, I'm still glad he got to enjoy one of his favorite meals. (In my defense, I anticipated that our squirmy children would start to get squirmy and he would be too covered in crawfish goo to help me deal with them… and I was correct. Thankfully his crawfish-hating sister came to my rescue!)
Colby & Clara with their Granddaddy
Clara with her cute Auntie Shannon
We made it home for bath/bedtime for the twins (during which Clara pooped in the tub for the 2nd weekend in a row… sweet birthday "present" for Daddy, right?) and birthday dessert with Brian's fam. Dessert consisted of fancy box mix brownies and Bluebell ice cream, for those of you that were curious.
We really did have a fun day celebrating the birthday boy and appreciate everyone that helped us do so. Looking forward to Mother's Day this weekend and then ringing in the big 3-1 with Allison at the end of the month- May is my favorite!