Monday, October 24, 2011

Birthday Weekend

I hope ya'll had a great weekend! Mine was jam packed full of birthday festivities, a yard sale, a wedding, and an early Halloween party. 

My birthday started out with breakfast in bed from my sweet husband. We lounged around the house with the dogs and took our time with the morning. We packed up the dogs and took them to the loop at Wrightsville Beach and then ventured out onto the beach. Polly and Cooper LOVE running and swimming on the beach so we took them down to the far end so they could do so. 

I'm feeling extra large these days with just 5 weeks to go. I don't think I'm eating any more than usual, but I watch in amazement as my body and belly continue to grow bigger and bigger! Grayson suggested that we go to lunch at the Oceanic so we could enjoy the gorgeous weather and sit on the pier. We had the best time at our late lunch and sat outside for a few hours just enjoying the scenery. 

Standing outside of the Oceanic

Grayson enjoying the view

Grayson had a beer with lunch and at the bottom of his glass was a tiny anchor. I love it!

 When we got back to the house, Grayson gave me these beauties as a birthday gift. I told him not to buy me a thing, especially after I accidentally purchased a major piece of art work last week, but he couldn't resist. I saw these a few weeks ago on Rachel Roy and stroked out over them. I think they will be so cute with skinny jeans (once I can get back in those skinny jeans) and even dresses come spring. 
PS: They are unbelievably comfortable

That night, Grayson had another surprise in store, dinner at my favorite French restaurant, Caprice. We always go there for special occasions and sit at the same table every time. We had an 8:30pm dinner reservation which made it the latest I had been in non-pajamas in a long time!

The next day was a whirlwind. We woke up at 6:30am and had a yard sale. Those yard sale people mean business and the serious ones where there at 7am. It was a successful sale and we were able to get rid of a lot of old furniture, lighting, and accessories that we haven't used in a long time. We packed up what didn't sell and were off to an afternoon wedding in downtown Wilmington. After staying for a little while at the reception, we slipped away and went to a annual Halloween party at the Reed's House. 

This year's theme was "Night on the High Sea." Grayson wanted to be an Old Salt, I think more to smoke his pipe than anything. I didn't have a lot of choices because I can't fit into anything these days, so I was a puffer fish. We took a t-shirt, duct taped the back of it and then poked golf tees through the tape and the shirt so I would have spikes like a puffer fish. What do you think? It was a hit at the party!

On Sunday, we recovered for most of the day after such a busy Saturday and then that evening, Grayson invited our neighbors over for Smores around our new fire pit. It was a fabulous, full weekend. I hope yours was as well!


  1. Yay for a fun birthday weekend!! Glad you had a fun day. And you look so adorable- LOVING that ASOS sweater! I almost bought it the other day but have put a moratorium on buying myself clothes. PS- love the puffer fish and Old Salt too!

  2. love your blog! where did you find the skinny red pants?? they are too cute. i am 31 weeks along and looking for pair. congrats on your baby girl!

  3. What a fabulous weekend! You look adorable and I loved your Halloween costume!

  4. aww, yay for cute prenant bellies and birthday celebrations!!
    xo TJ

  5. Hey Leah! The red jeans are from ASOS. They have maternity clothes that are so comfy! Those jeans actually have an expandable waist band. Brilliant! Thanks for all of the sweet comments! xo

  6. Love smores! I am so glad your birthday was a happy one!

  7. is that your house in the pic before you went to dinner? if so...i love it!!! such great details and style

  8. Hey Kelly! It is my house! Thanks for the sweet comments; it's always a work in progress but I love it! Thanks for reading! xo

  9. What a great birthday weekend you had. I am taking notes on how to celebrate my next one!

    You are THE cutest pregnant woman! Absolutely darling!

  10. I love your pregnancy style! Thanks for all the tips on Asos. I am pregnant for the second time-due in early spring. I have a 2 1/2 year old girl. They are the best!!! You and your husband look like you will be awesome parents. Congrats...not far to go now!