We are both celebrating our birthdays this week – Happy Birthday to Us! A fun fact about us is that we were born 1 day a part – in the same year! We think it’s pretty nifty and usually share our birthday celebrations.
When I was growing up, my parents would take me out for a birthday activity. I introduced this idea to Sean early in our relationship and we decided to continue the tradition. Fortunately, we both get to enjoy the activities. Giving experiences instead of gifts has led to some pretty interesting adventures!
Our 2 favorites (so far) are:
- The Animal Encounter at the Vancouver Aquarium. We got to go behind the scenes to feed Schoona, the rescued sea turtle, at the edge of the shark tank.
2. Taking an introductory flying lesson. Sean was co-pilot but got to take control and actually fly the plane for part of the flight (I got to enjoy the view of our beautiful city from the sky).
We appreciate the unique ideas we come up with for each other and have wonderful memories of our birthday experiences. This year, we decided to be a little more low key. We are celebrating with family and then heading to a family favorite get-away on Vancouver Island for some rest and relaxation. Regardless, we will definitely be enjoying some cake!
Not that anyone truly needs another reason to enjoy a goody but feel free to use our birthdays as an excuse to partake in a sweet treat (or 2).
Happy birthday to us!
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What are your birthday traditions? Let us know in the comments…
Denise and Sean