Cinco de Mayo is a fun day in the Flynn house... because it's Mr. Flynn's birthday! Yesterday my sweet husband turned the big 2-5! He celebrated by cramming for a test, working out 148 math problems, and kicking butt on a medical abbreviation test. I didn't want his day to be shrouded by school work so I did early-pickup for Toby at pre-K and then we each made him a homemade birthday card. (Handmade cards are probably my absolute favorite family tradition and I totally want to make a little Blurb book or something of all of them one day!) I snagged a cake from the supermarket and I decorated it at home (hey, there are only so many hours in the day!), and I put together a little Cinco inspired lunch on the deck for when Mike got home. We had cake, lemonade, homemade black bean and corn salsa, tortilla chips, beer (for M, obviously), and gifts. For Mike's gift I bought him every pack of blank index cards available at the store haha! It was the perfect present because duh, nursing school! He's only been in school for 3 days and we've already made over 60 flashcards... it's intense! After a delicious little meal he retreated to the house to do his homework and then I helped him study while we were at Toby's baseball practice. Whew, it was a jam packed day honestly, but I loved every minute of it.
from this past weekend: my two matching fellas at Lowe's
satisfying an intense pregnancy craving on Saturday
a Sunday night al fresco dinner
a monday morning spent alone (!!!) buying flowers for the garden
the perfect avocado
this week's "treat" to myself
the start of a delicious bowl of black bean and corn salsa!
part of the cinco de mike-o birthday spread
Overall I'd say it was a pretty swell day! I really try to make an effort when it comes to birthdays and the people that I love because I want them to know just how much I care. I had so much fun putting together this little impromptu family feast. It wasn't over the top or lavish in any way, but it was perfect for the three of us. And it doesn't hurt that the supermarket cake was totally delicious haha!
Happy birthday, Mr. Flynn. You are the cat's pajamas.