30th birthday

We celebrated my 30th birthday last Friday with some good friends at a local brewery. We had giant pizzas, balloons, cake, and pitchers. My goal was to stay out until at least midnight, when it would then be my real birthday, and we made until 1:30am! That is by far the latest we've been up since Roslyn arrived. She slept in a carrier on Josh most of the night and she behaved better than we could have imagined. Joshua got to give her a bottle for the first time and she was changed on a bar bathroom floor (we brought a mat don't worry). It was a big day for her too :)

The cake was a fresh mint cake that makes the inside a natural green which is so pretty and a fun surprise and then I made a mascarpone-ginger filling and finished it off with a light frosting of vanilla buttercream, chocolate mushrooms, bee pollen, and edible flowers.

Very excited for this next decade. My 20's were better than I could have imagined. I hear people say they love their 30's even more though so I can't wait to see where it takes me. 


Walter and Roslyn meet

Our van baby and human baby had a sleepover this past weekend. We need to put miles on Walter to break in his new engine and we thought a test run with Roslyn before the big trip might be a good idea too. We headed east to Mazama and camped for the night. Walter ran great, sounded great. Roslyn took it all like a champ. 

She was in her carseat for about 3 hours and slept the whole way out there. The next day we drove a bit more to do a little 4 mile hike among some spring flowers. Joshua strapped her to his chest and she dozed off. She slept the whole hike except for when we made the rookie mistake of taking her out to get her photo. Unhappy she was no longer snuggly she proceeded to scream until we put her back in. We won't make that mistake again.

On the drive back she slept most of the way, or starred outside. She only protested to the car seat once and it turned out she was just hungry. Overall our little test trip was pretty darn perfect, fingers crossed the whole long roadtrip goes exactly like this :) Just kidding, we're not that naive, promise.