I will keep this post short but full of pictures, because I would like to be able to look back and see what we did for our birthdays the year Alexis was born.
We are both August babies, Leos, so we celebrate our birthdays the same month which has always been pretty awesome. I had big plans originally. I was going to throw a huge party but what I failed to realize is that everyone who would normally be at that party would be gone for the summer ( the sucky part of having a summer birthday), including the location where I was going to throw that party in. Oopsie!
And out of the people that did stay in the area for the summer, a family of 4 caught a stomach virus, one had a Galapagos trip and another a business trip to NYC and so on and so forth. So basically out of 35 people who originally planned, only a handful were actually in town at that point. Story of my life. No biggie, though. Like one of the friends who couldn’t be there pointed out “Every day is your birthday, Elena!“
So we had a nice chill dinner, rented a beachside suite to hang out at apres-dinner (because that’s the only way to do it with an infant who needs to sleep) and then Andrew was sweet enough to stay with Lexi while she slept while the girls and I ( and Scott) had a fun midnight swim in the ocean. We couldn’t stop giggling because we were terrified of sharks this late at night, so we kept sitting in the ankle deep dark water and scaring the crap out of each other. And also taking ridiculous pictures, because that’s what we do. We spent the night at the hotel and met up with some of the friends the next morning to continue beaching. This was the first actual ocean swim for Lexi and she loved it. ( Pictures to come. I didn’t want to jam a million photos in one post)
For Andrew’s birthday, a different set of people was in town, so since he couldn’t decide what he wanted to do, I basically just went ahead and arranged for a fun boat trip that day, a dinner afterwards and the same beachside suite, because we loved it so much last time. There were no midnight swim, but plenty midnight talks about random things like dildos and whatnot. The next morning we, again, had fun at the beach, and headed home. Low key and relaxing.