This is your birthday blog, it isn't very log....HEY!
Only you fellow FBC Allen Acteens will understand ^this^, but don't feel left out, I am going to enlighten everyone on the happenings of Tate's b-day bash!
birthday boy's new wetsuit...hot stuff
As your news feed probably informed you, Friday was Tate's 25th birthday! Or as he would pronounce it, "bir-day" Yes that's right, he turned a quarter of a century old, catching up to his craddle-robbing wifey. In true Tate form, the celebration lasted a few days. Tye informs us annually that while growing up, Tate could easily stretch his b-day celebration into a week, minimum. Tate claims it was not his fault his b-day fell on Spring Break every year. Whatevs. Either way, a TWENTY-FIFTH birthday is a big deal and deserves a big celebration.
Thursday, birthday eve, Robby and LaVon came into town. Seeing as we were the only Barretts on Spring Break, we went to lunch at PF Changs and did some shopping. After a trip to Crate and Barrel and a very important cupcake stop by Sprinkles, Robby took me to Willam-Sonoma where I learned of his love for cheese graters. Yes, cheese graters. And other kitchen gadgets too, but mostly ones that grate cheese. This instantly puts him at the top of the list of "Relatives That are Easy to Buy For."
Trip to the rodeo
my pet Brahman, Bessie
best rodeo snack ever
Thursday evening Tate met us at the apartment, and we all headed to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo! We toured the rows of animals, only heightening my desire for 1-2 Brahman cattle on a ranch someday. Hey don't judge. Some people have dogs, some have cheese graters and others have Brahman. After grabbing some quick dinner and jockeying for a picnic table, the parents went to pick up Tye while Tate and I went to the Zac Brown Band concert. They were amazing!! Best concert at the rodeo by far. We heart ZBB and candied cashews from The Nutty Bavarian! This is our clutch rodeo snack, traveling down 4 stories and missing bull riding just to find some.
Moody Gardens with the fam
dreams come true
That night we went home and went to sleep so the birthday fairy could come. Friday, we woke up and it was birthday morning! We all 4 got ready...in one bathroom might I add...not at the same time, and drove to Galveston to visit the Moody Gardens Aquarium. Tate has been wanting to go to Moody Gardens since we moved here (see Houston Bucket List post), and the birthday fairy finally granted him is wish. After a fun day on the coast, we sped up Highway 45 to pick up our COOKIE CAKE (said in a cookie monster voice). This is a whole different story, but basically the cookie cake place closes at 4, we left Galveston at 3 and according to google maps it literally takes 59 minutes to get there. My bad. To save you the suspense, we made it in time and picked up our precious COOKIE CAKE! Whhhew. It was a close one, thanks Robby for your Jeff Gordon-like skills. It was worth it.
partners in crime
girly partners in crime
Friday night we went to dinner at Cyclone Anaya's for a SURRRPRISE party!! Tate thought we were going to a calm family dinner at his fave restaurant, but little did he know, 10 of our wonderful friends were there to join us! Gotcha! It was such a fun time hanging out and catching up with friends we hadn't seen in a while. It was a perfect ending to a great day filled with all the b-day musts: text messages, calls, presents, family, sharks, giant balloons, salsa, friends and cookie cake. Thanks to all of you for making it extra special!