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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy birthday, Alex!

Alex's birthday was this past Saturday, and I thought I'd share a few photos...
Last year, I was the worst since we were traveling on his birthday and I completely forgot to get him a cake (!) so I wanted to make up for it this year. Alex loves cheesecake, so I ordered one from the fancy French bakery Lady M, which is known for its ridiculously amazing cakes. This cheesecake had a cinnamon graham cracker crust and a thin layer of sweetened sour cream on top. Whattup!
We invited our friends over, along with their two kiddos. (Toby and their daughter have been best friends for years.) They had a tough time waiting for the cake to be cut...
Finally, we sang "Happy Birthday," Alex blew out the candle and we dove right in. It was delicious.
The little foursome! Love how Anton is trying to be part of the action. "Hey guys! Back here! How fun is this, you guys?"
The next day, Alex was running errands, so Toby and I dressed up like him and text him the photos as a joke. I think we kind of nailed it, though? Haha.

Hope you guys are having a good week! Happy birthday, Alex!!! We love you!!! xo

58 comments:

Rachel Bowie said...

You guys totally nailed it! :) Love the pics of the kids waiting to eat the cake. Oh, the anticipation! Thanks for sharing, Joanna!

MelanieKPrice said...

Such sweet pics. Happy birthday to your main squeeze! And that cheesecake looks amazing!!

nina | itsazooatthezoo.blogspot.com said...

Super cute! Great idea to just do a simple cake for your husband's birthday. My husband doesn't much like to celebrate his birthday, but I think the kids like doing it. I'll try this next year. Thank you! Also, cute pics of you and Toby dressing up! Love it!

Laura Reynolds said...

What is it with men and cheesecake? Every guy I've dated hasn't been much into sweets, except for cheesecake!!
Cinnamon graham cracker crust sounds divine!

nikki leathe said...

HaHa! you and Toby did a really good job. Loved it:)

Olga Galchenko said...

Hahaha. You guys are hilarious. Toby looks overwhelmed with joy looking at you wearing Alex's garb. What a lovey.

Made me smileeeeee.

Caroline Shields said...

That cake sounds AMAZING! Great pics!

nov0208 said...

A Dodgers hat? Is Alex okay with that?

Manda said...

Looks fun & delicious- thanks for sharing the special moments :)

I dressed up as my Dad one year for fun. From the hat to the tennis shoes. So fun!

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Lynn said...

Toby looks adorable in that first photo...like he's maybe pouting that it's not his birthday cake.

princess butterfly said...

Can I just say? YOU LOOK AMAZING! It is honestly difficult to believe you just had a baby. Happy birthday to your husband too!

Kristen Genevieve said...

He looks so excited!! Adorable! I can't wait to meet my little one and celebrate times like these :)
xo kristen genevieve

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brooklynash said...

the first pic of toby and his BFF makes my heart melt. they appear to be sharing such deep secrets!

Laura said...

Toby's messy little boy hair in all the photos is so stinkin' cute. I can't get over it. Happy Birthday, Alex!

Akshara Vivekananthan said...

Those kids are so cute together. What a fun little bunch! Those last two pictures of you and Toby got me cracking up! Happy Birthday to Alex!

onechicklette.com said...

Toby looks crazed with cheesecake lust in the one picture. How CUTE! Is Anton's hair coming in reddish or is that just the pic.

Finally, ditto what the others have said: you look wonderful and happy.

Deva said...

Oh the cheesecake looks yummy!

Miss Stovetop said...

Oh man, what a pack of cuties!

stk said...

Anton is a baby ginger! I love it!

Rebeka said...

That cheese cake looks/sounds amazing and I just laughed our loud at Toby in Alex's clothes, LOVE IT!

jcf said...

So sweet!

Leah said...

That picture of Toby at the end is absolutely precious!

gustoandgrace said...

Lady M is incredible. They normally only let you order whole cakes, but once I called them to pay for two different slices for my sister's birthday. I live in Texas, but want to contribute to her birthday celebration. I tried Lady M when I visited her once, and couldn't believe she hadn't experienced it! Really, truly, luxurious cake.

Tartine said...

How have you just had a baby?! You look fantastic...you just have popped back into your pre-pregnancy jeans! Share your secret!
Your sons are just beautiful, total sweethearts. It's lovely to see such a happy family xx

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday to Alex (sorry but Toby and his bff are stealing this show. ) :)

Michelle Ash Latham said...

Oooooh, that cheesecake sounds delicious! Happy Birthday to Alex!

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Erin W. said...

Ah you guys dressed up as him! So, so cute! That cheesecake looks yummy!

teeny said...

whose cuter than toby? i mean, really. it is slightly out of control.

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Angela said...

Happy belated birthday to Alex. Looks like a good time was had by all!

Desiree Fawn said...

Ha! Amazing! Those pics are way too cute ;)
Happy belated birthday, Alex! :)

Catherine Masi said...

Every time you post about your peoples, I think, "What a lovely family." Every time. You've got a good one there.

lounatik said...

Goodlawd, Toby looks like you, dressed up as Alex!

Aubrey Burke said...

Those kiddos are too cute! :)

girldanslacite.com said...

This post made me smile big time. That photograph of Toby talking to the little girl is just too precious.

Lynn said...

Wow - that baby girl with the brown hair is gorg!

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cheyenne said...

happy birthday! that cake sounds absolutely delicious!
xo, cheyenne

Minna Ojala said...

omg i'm so going to copy that... to dress up like your man!! mine always dresses the same so it will be easy, and fun!

Laura Maggioni said...

You're a beautiful couple and a beautiful family, filled of love….

Michelle Panting said...

Love the beautiful simplicity of that cake. I bet it was delicious! And your Alex costumes, fantastic.

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Michelle Lee said...

happy birthday Alex!

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Shruti Kapoor said...

Belated happy b'day to alex..these pics are adorable. Have to try that cheesecake. Toby is getting cuter by the day :)

Maywyn Studio said...

Happy Birthday Alex!
Cheese cake! Try pumpkin cheese cake.Its divine.

Rachael {All Things Beautiful} said...

Happy Birthday, Alex! Cute pictures! And Jo, you look fantastic! :)

Brooklynbee said...

Joanna, I just realized your Alex is singlehandedly responsible for driving up the property values, and driving down the available real estate, in the town where I bought a house ("hipsturbia") . So thanks Alex!!!! :) Happy birthday!

Holly said...

typically giants fans dont wear dodger hats! ;)

crossthedot said...

I love that you dressed up as him, so funny. That's something I would do and think I was hilarious, good to know there's someone else out there like that.

Nicole Monteiro said...

I love the kids. They are so cuteee!
you are a super family :)

ct said...

dark haired little girl looks just like a baby version of lady mary from downton abbey, so cute!

junebug said...

Love the cake presentation. Love that pic of Toby looking up at his baby. And those pictures of the two of you as Alex? Priceless. You are a good wife. HBD, Alex.

melissa said...

I'm being nosy here...what does your red inked note above your peep hole say? To-do lists? Affirmations? Directions for babysitters?

melissa said...

I'm being nosy here...what does your red inked note above your peep hole say? To-do lists? Affirmations? Directions for babysitters?

mera said...

Your not styled, unfussy kids birthday parties are a breath of fresh air.

Christina said...

Wait.a.minute....Dodgers?! I thought we were all Giants fans?!

women-fight said...

Those kids are so cute together

jillyjally said...

Let's hear it for the dads. Loved the reminder to say "YAGM" to all my mommy friends. Remembering to say it to my dad friends too ;)

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Allison Hammond said...

For a second I thought it was a serious outfit and I was like, "Nice! Baseball caps and vests for the tomboy win!" Haha oh well!

Cheesecake sounds amazing. It's my favorite for sure.

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