A Year Older

Someone turned a year older this weekend…

Don’t mind him, the Bruins game was more important than a picture at the time.

Friday night, we had quick dinner so the birthday boy could dig into this:

Enter the best cake/dessert/pie birthday deliciousness ever. I first saw this idea on Cake Spy via Julie.

Chris pretty much loves anything with sugar, so I knew this was right up his alley! And I can’t say no to gooey Funfetti cake, chocolate chip cookie dough and frosting ALL inside a pie crust, so it was a win-win.

After dessert, we headed out with some friends to a couple bars for some celebrating.

Shenanigans ensued…

…And my camera was high-jacked.

Phil ordered a hot dog topped with mac and cheese. It was ah-mazing.

After a few more hours at the bars, we finally turned in at around 3 am…during the wee hours of Chris’ actual birthday.


The next morning a few hours later, we showered up and headed to Dunks (what, you don’t call it that?) We grabbed a quick coffee and bagel and headed to the Museum of Science!

We grabbed our tickets and a map, and went exploring.

How cool is this mini tornado? You could put your hand in and disrupt the flow and then it would start right back up again.

Some cute little monkeys were hangin’ out, just waiting for us. :) Don’t you love the fluff of white hair?!

The final stop was the Omni theatre to see a show on tornadoes. I forgot how much I love the Omni…you really feel like you’re IN the movie!


The last event of the birthday celebration was a special dinner at Sonsie. I’ve only been here once and loved the flatbread pizza I got, so I knew were in for a special treat!

Plus, look at the view from our table- perfect for people watching. They open up the floor-to-ceiling windows in the summer.

We got an order of fried calamari and zucchini to start:

I love fried calamari, but I really can’t stomach fried food mixed with aioli and seafood. It gets too buttery-tasting for me, so a few bites was more than enough.

For my entree I got beef with cheesy polenta in a carrot-tomato sauce.

Holy moly was it good. I could drink the sauce through a straw and eat the polenta by the bowl-full.

Chris got the risotto which was also unbelievably good.

We ended the night with cappuccinos and more people watching. I think I need to be more aware of my “people watching,” it ends up as me staring. Not good.

All in all, it was a wonderful birthday weekend!

Happy Birthday, Chris! :)


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12 Responses to A Year Older

  1. Kristi says:

    Happy birthday Chris!

  2. Happy birthday to Chris! It looks like such a fun birthday weekend, especially that cake!

  3. Looks like you had a super busy weekend! I am real geek so the science museum looked real fun :)

  4. Kate says:

    Ahhh that cake looks amazing I love funfetti

  5. Wow looks like a wonderful birthday with tons of good food! Can’t beat that :)

  6. bday shenanigans, museum of sci and tons of good eats? yup.. jealous <3 sounds like a blast to mee!!!!! <3

  7. Awww how cute!! Happy Birthday to your love :D Everyone looks like they had a fantastic time. Love the adorable cake :)

  8. HAPPY BIRFFFDAY CHRIS! wowww what a fun time alexa!! and I love monkeys, just wanted to let you know haha. And the dessert~the DESSERT!! Looks amazing.

  9. Chris says:

    Thanks for the b-day shoutout! The cake was AMAZING!!!!!!!! You’re the best! Just wanted to say thanks again. This birthday funfetti blast is supreme study fuel :).

  10. I have to comment about that cake, as random as I may be to your blog ahaha. It looks so gooooddd.

  11. Happy Birthday Chris!
    I LOVE Sonsie! I always try to go when I’m home!

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