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Monday, October 3, 2011

Birthday Celebration at Solomons Island, MD

Yesterday was Chris's birthday. The girls wanted to his start his day off in a special way so they made his breakfast (with some helping hands from me).

Bean took care of the blueberry breakfast toast

Ash took care of the green tea in the Keurig

We made him an omelette with cheese & egg, blueberry toast and a cup of steaming hot green tea. Chris enjoyed his breakfast but I'm sure it tasted that much better knowing his little girls made it for him.

Full belly = Happy Daddy
After everything was cleaned up and we were out of our pjs, we decided on the spur of the moment to take a ride to Solomons Island for a walk along the water and a nice linner (lunch/dinner). It was chilly to say the least and rain was threatening overhead but we decided to just go for it. (It was hot and humid last week and today we had to break out the sweaters and fleece jackets.) The car ride from our house to Solomons Island is a bit over an hour. It was so nice to just get out as family and not be in a rush! Being by the water makes Chris very happy and not following a clock makes him even happier.

The birthday boy!

Me, Bean, Ash & Chris
After walking around for a while, we headed into Stoney's for a bite to eat. Leave it to Bean to order the most expensive thing on the kid's menu...King Crab legs.

I think they made everything "King" size...
not just the crab legs. Look at the size of her pink
lemonade and tub of melted butter!
After stuffing ourselves on the yummy food we headed out on our walk again. The clouds were getting darker, the wind was picking up and the girls were just about to start complaining how cold they were when I heard drums and the music of Bob Marley. Across the street was a cute home turned into a cafe with a closed in front porch and on it was a band. My husband loves live music! So, we found the closest pedestrian crosswalk and made a quick dash inside. The girls got hot cocoa, I got pumpkin chai (oh, so rich & creamy) and Chris got a hot caramel apple cider. We hung out for a few songs and warmed up before the long walk back to the car.

Bean & Ash looking so grown
up with their cocoas in hand

The weather may not have been perfect but the day sure was! It was great to be able to have all four of us together, celebrate Chris's birthday and find a fun spot that we will visit time and time again.

Seriously, look at this view!
Wouldn't you want to go back too?!
What was the last spontaneous road trip you took? Did you enjoy it or wish you would have planned better?



At October 3, 2011 at 6:44 PM , Blogger MollyB said...

Nice pictures Kristen!

At October 3, 2011 at 6:46 PM , Blogger MollyB said...

Oh, right - and Happy Birthday Chris! :)

At October 3, 2011 at 7:13 PM , Blogger Erin said...

What a wonderful day! Happy Birthday Chris!

At October 4, 2011 at 7:11 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you had such a great day 2 celebrate Chris' bday. Sounded like fun. We enjoyed the pre bday dinner. Great dinner great son-in-law!!

At October 4, 2011 at 1:22 PM , Blogger Tiffany said...

Ohhh, I'm so jealous! I would love to visit where you live, gorgeous! The last photo was A M A Z I N G!!!
Looks like you had a great time.

At October 4, 2011 at 3:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the pictures. You could seriously frame that boat one!!! Actually.. it would look great in MY HOUSE!!! lol

At October 4, 2011 at 3:18 PM , Blogger meredith lockhart said...

Last spontaneous road trip was to Austin, TX. It's a city that just begs to be visited. :)

At October 4, 2011 at 5:04 PM , Anonymous OneMommy said...

What a wonderful birthday celebration! Love all the "king-sized" items! LOL.

At October 10, 2011 at 11:44 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks KP for a great birthday, and thanks to everyone that wished me a happy birthday after reading this blog! - Chris


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