WIW 7/9 Birthday fun: Clown pants & orange slice bag

Thank you all so much for your lovely YLF birthday wishes! You made me feel so happy and really made my day special.

I had a fun day, full of cake (for breakfast, lunch and dinner!), and was spoiled rotten by DH and the family. It started with apple crumb cake & blueberries with a homemade smoothie for breakfast. Then we went to a birthday party for one of DS1's friends (I joked that I got a free birthday party!). The kids had fun swimming.

Then afterward DH surprised me with a mani-pedi that he had arranged in advance. He pretended like he wanted me to hop down and get something at the grocery for him, but when we got there he said I had an appointment for a deluxe mani-pedi and he would be back in an hour and a half to get me. So he watched the kids and I got to sip champagne and get my arms and legs massaged and nails painted. DH definitely got the raw end of the deal on that one, as DS2 cried and cried the whole time for me. He threw a huge tantrum because he wanted me, and kept kicking DH and throwing things at him and then stripped off all his clothes (he does that when he's mad). He only put them back on when DH said, "It's time to go pick up Mommy", and then promptly fell asleep in the car.

Then we came home and DH made a wonderful birthday dinner for me, with flank steak with chimichurri sauce, caramelized onions and tomatoes, lemon-mint orzo and crisp green beans. He baked a cake which the kids decorated for me and got me a beautiful purple flower bouquet. I have a memory book that I have the kids write in instead of giving me cards for Mother's Day and my birthday. All 3 kids drew pictures, including DS2 who drew "Mama in a boat with a pink fish in the water" and "Mama holding a balloon and a pear." 

I got myself some small gifts--a couple of jewelry organizers (see the bracelet rack). DH promised me I could get something nice. I had been interested in a Goyard bag, but when I went to the SF store a few days ago I tried on the totes and the strap drop was too small on the small bag. I'm interested in a different bag with a zipper but they only sell it in NY and Beverly Hills so I'm planning to wait on that one. I would want to try it on in person since the handles may be too snug. So instead I am interested in a different gift...I am going to take a look at it in the next couple of days when I can get downtown. I'll give you a hint--it's for my shadow style, and could potentially be used as a weapon. ;)

Oh, I wore my favorite H&M floral pants (DH called them clown pants when he first saw them so I think of them as my clown pants), and what better bag to celebrate my birthday with than the orange slice bag--always brings a smile to my face! And cake for every meal too!

Karen Kane white shirt, H&M floral pants, Paul Green Cayanne, Banana Republic Trina Turk bracelet, Charming Charlie pineapple necklace, and Kate Spade orange slice bag.

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21 Comments

  • Bijou replied 3 years ago

    What a fabulous day and you had a stunning outfit to match! I am particularly impressed with your birthday cake and memories book. You have a beautiful family.

  • pil replied 3 years ago

    What a wonderful day, it makes me happy reading about it and seeing the pictures. The memory book is a great idea! Did your husband purposely wear his orange shirt to coordinate with you? :) Thanks for sharing, Natalie, you look fabulous - and happy!

  • replied 3 years ago

    Aww, I actually had a few tears in my eyes when I got to the memory  book photos and the ones of your kiddies decorating the cake. What precious memories.

    You had a fabulous day Natalie and well deserved it was too. Cake for every meal sounds fab and so does a mani/pedi.

    What a fun and cheerful outfit you wore too. I've always loved seeing you in those floral pants and the orange slice bag. YLF!

    BTW, cant wait to see what you get for your UWP persona ;)

  • viva replied 3 years ago

    What a fab day with your adorable family! I love the memory book idea - that's really genius. Looks like you had a wonderful birthday, Natalie! Can't wait to see what you choose as your gift.

  • Suz replied 3 years ago

    Natalie, so glad you had an amazing day. It looks delicious in every way. 

  • Chris987 replied 3 years ago

    Awesome birthday! Thanks for sharing. :-)

  • skylurker replied 3 years ago

    Happy birthday!
    My favorite is #1.
    I love #10, too, flattering proportions and fun orange&pineapple touch.

  • Eliza replied 3 years ago

    Looks like a very fun day! I love your floral pants and happy bag. We are KK top twins- I love how lightweight it is. The kiddos are adorable and I can't avoid being cliche here: how fast are they growing? Wow!

    Happy shopping for your gift. Can't wait for more clues.

  • chouette22 replied 3 years ago

    I love that you let us participate so generously and share your day and family with us! Your outfit was absolutely beautiful on you. 

  • Colette replied 3 years ago

    What a fun filled birthday! I love your kids making you a cake, so sweet. You have a beautiful family and you look fab as ever on your special day.

  • RobinF replied 3 years ago

    Sounds like a perfect day! That memory book idea is genius, wish I had thought of it when my kids were young. Beautiful family!

  • marianna replied 3 years ago

    You have a beautiful family. Lucky lady! Happy birthday. :)

  • replied 3 years ago

    I'm glad your day was so special. Cake all day, some time by yourself, and family time. Like the others, I agree with what a great idea the memory book is. And love the orange slice purse!

  • crazyone replied 3 years ago

    happy birthday!  Looks like you had a wonderful day.  I especially like DS2's drawings in the memory book :) 

  • kkards replied 3 years ago

    incredible how the kids are getting older and yet you are staying the same! looks and sounds like you had wonderful day. of course, any day with cake at breakfast, lunch and dinner is bound to be pretty good. 

  • Runcarla replied 3 years ago

    Fun! Fun! Fun!

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    I'm speechless at the love and joy that is OOZING from these pics. Your family is percolating with passion, energy, effort and affection for you, sweet Natalie. There is no greater gift than that. Hubs is a keeper and quite the sweetie. WOW. 

    You look Killer Stunning in your birthday outfit, and how fun to have a surprise spa day. I bet you're still on cloud 9. Much love to you, sweet lady. 

  • UmmLila replied 3 years ago

    What a wonderful birthday (naked tantrums aside). Never stop wearing bright colors and prints! I'm interested in the weaponized handbag. (I saw these Junya Watanabe shoes this weekend and I loved them but they were beyond shadow style into alternate history life style)

  • JAileen replied 3 years ago

    What a perfect day! Your husband is definitely a keeper. Adorable kids. When I get a pedicure I am never offered champagne. :(

  • Amy replied 3 years ago

    Such happy family pictures! :) I'm glad you had such a special day (and looked fab doing it).

  • Beth Ann replied 3 years ago

    What a marvelous day!  So glad DH persevered through the bumpy bits with DS2 -- I remember those days!

    You look fresh and summery in your floral pants and playful citrus bag.  As someone who does their own nails, the mani-pedi sounds amazing!

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