Caitlin was so funny when it comes to Lindsey’s birthday. For some reason she becomes a kid when she starts scheming about how to surprise other people. It is actually really adorable.
For Lindsey, she wanted to make her a balloon wall that would fall on her when she woke up, so we spent the night before her birthday blowing up balloons. Then, the next morning at 5:30 we got up and starting making a saran wrap door. Luckily, Lindsey is a really deep sleeper, so she didn’t wake up to the light, our giggles, or the sound of balloons rubbing against balloons. Lindsey woke up before Caitlin left to work and she regaled us with the story of how, with her eyes closed and still in a morning stupor, she thought she was being attacked as balloons cascaded over her head. Yes! Complete success.
While Caitlin was at work, I made Lindsey a cake, and after dinner we sang her happy birthday sans birthday candles. Seems like we overlooked that little detail. Then we devoured cake and Lindsey opened her present from us (well, from Caitlin, but I was there too). Caitlin made her a necklace (her first necklace she has ever made) and a pair of matching earrings. It was beautiful. I should’ve taken a picture of it, but it didn’t really cross my mind.
That weekend, Lindsey had a party at the beach. We roasted marshmallows and made s’mores and hung out with a bunch of Lindsey’s friends until we were too tired to keep our eyes open. I don’t know why we didn’t really take any pictures at the party except for these two that I snapped right before we left. Oh well, I’m sure someone else was there documenting the party with a slew of selfies.
Anyway, now Lindsey is 23 years old, and we enjoyed it just like we were little kids. Here’s to another great year of life!