Birthday Bash

June is a busy month around here. Me, my Mom, and Kev all have birthdays, and our wedding anniversary is on the 25th.
This past Sunday, I turned the big 3-7. (Happy Birthday fellow “fifth-ies”! I saw there were quite a few of you in the comments on the MKA giveaway post!)

…so until the 28th rolls around (Kev’s b-day), I’m officially robbing the cradle!

I spent the day surrounded by some of my favorite folks in the whole weird world and it was awesome!
We made birthday hats…

And I pulled the ol’ “tickle-him-right-before-Kev-snaps-the-picture-and-you’ll-get-a-REAL-smile”…

(My nephew, Maddox)

I opened a present from my Mom that brought me right back to the first time she bought them for me…

We watched the Smurf movie trailer three times in a row because he didn’t know what a Smurf was…

We made a blanket fort behind the futon in my Mom’s library…

…and when we got bored with that, we went outside and hung out with my brother…

…who spent all afternoon grilling up the best birthday supper EVER…

And when we finished chowin’ down, we all had some of the Key Lime Cake me and my Mom made the night before…

We didn’t have any regular birthday candles so Maddox’s gift to me went on top instead!

It was such a fun day, and I wanted to get a good picture of us all together. We’re only 3 hours apart, but getting us all in the same room doesn’t seem to happen enough! We gathered together in the sunroom and Kev set the timer on our camera while the rest of us held our breath. Of course the first shot looked like this…

But he managed to make it back in time for the second one…

And the third one…

And the fourth one…

After our wacky little photoshoot, I got busy opening the box that Kev’s gift was securely wrapped in. Inside, I found the vintage map I’d picked out on Etsy

Isn’t it lovely!? Here’s what it looks like pulled all the way out…

I was originally thinking I would hang it in the kids room, but I love it so much,  I might have to hang it in our room instead.

Besides, 37 year olds can be kids too, right?

PS- Thanks for stopping by today, and we hope to see ya tomorrow for Kev’s parents porch redo reveal! Kev’s editing the video right now!

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  1. says

    Layla, I don’t say this to butter you up at all. I NEVER EVER would have put you at 37. 27 MAYBE. Happy Happy birthday!!!

    I loved my latter 30’s.

  2. Heather says

    Happy Birthday! My hubby and I both have August birthdays and our anniversary is in August too! My parent’s anniversary is actually on my mom’s b-day! Must be a recipe for a happy marriage. 😉

  3. says

    Happy Birthday to both you and Kevin!!! Oh and your mom too and happy anniversary this month…think that covers it all now go celebrate this month!!! :)

  4. says

    Happy birthday! Mine is the 26th. June is a great month.
    And a comment on your brother if I may – he’s smokin’ hot.

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  6. says

    Happy Birthday! I would have never guessed we were the same age, or will be on July 7th. ;0 Looks like you had a great day!

  7. Lorraine says

    Happy Birthday Layla!!! My hubby’s birthday was the fifth as well. What a beautiful day you had, loved the pictures, loved the map, especially loved the birthday hats!!! What a great idea <3

  8. Kathleen says

    Happy Birthday Layla! I can’t believe you’re 37…you look to be 25! I loved Kevin’s gift of the map.

  9. Kate says

    Happy birthday! I would have never guessed 37! I hope I look as good as you when I get there! I’m 27 now, but people think I’m 17-21ish (haha, not cool), so I’m hoping I don’t suddenly age. I want to look as good as you! :)

    June is a busy month for me too…my birthday, wedding anniversary, work anniversary, father’s day, my parent’s 40th wedding anniversary, my father-in-law’s birthday, and my sister’s wedding anniversary! whew!

    Enjoy your month of celebrating!

  10. says

    I’ve just discovered your blog and LOVE it! I wish I was that creative and capable. I try and will keep trying of course…

    Happy belated Birthday! We too share the same birthday 6.5! Just turned 32 myself and can’t believe how quickly the years are passing us by…

  11. Kim in MD says

    Happy Birthday, Layla! It looks like an amazing day spent with those you love and filled with love! :-)

  12. says

    Happy birthday…and totally agree with you..there is always a kid in us..waiting for the right moment and when it comes it’ll reveal itself…

  13. says

    Happy belated birthday, Layla! I turned 50 on the fifth – was surprised to see we share a birthday. I went house hunting today and was channeling you as I looked at all of them. Thanks for all the fantastic ideas!

  14. says

    Happy Belated birthday Layla! I too want to know your secret for looking so young!! You don’t look a day over 25! Our anniversary is on the 26th so this is a special month for us as well :)

  15. says

    Happy Birthday, Layla – looks like you all had an awesome time!
    Hope you love the map! Thank you again!

    Best wishes to you –

    Chris & Lindsey
    Cathode Blue


  16. says

    I just realized I told you happy birthday on twitter, but didn’t come over to you blog and tell you! I’m not a june 5th girl, but a June 8th one. :) We are Oh so close to being on the same day. (well I’m a few years older than you though…the B-I-G 44 hit me this year….yikes! but I still feel 18!!) So yes, adults can be big kids…it’s quite alright!
    Happy birthday Lay
    Happy birthday Kev
    and Happy anniversary to you both!
    Oh and your momma too!
    mycottagecharm :)

  17. Stephanie says

    Happy Belated Birthday! I’ll turn the big 3-7 next month and I’m robbing the cradle too. It’s fun, isn’t it? LOL 😉

  18. Darcy M DeBlanc says

    Hi, found this site looking for small bedroom ideas. Saw that your husbands B-day was June 28, so is mine, HAPPY B-DAY!

  19. says

    Happy belated birthday Layla never to old to have fun I am 44 this year & I will be right there with my kids been daft (well its called having fun) :))) keep young & free spirited :))

  20. says

    This is a VERY belated birthday wish! I don’t know how I missed your birthday bash post, but I saw the vintage map on your master re-do tonight and had to click on it. I knew we should be friends-I love, vintage maps, have a smurfs collection (at my Mom’s back in Indiana) and had BBQ ribs, corn and Key Lime Pie for my b-day dinner in August. Can’t wait to see your finished bedroom. BTW,when you become a Momma, you’ll be fantastic!!