Given the insane heat wave that made its appearance over the past couple of weeks, my birthday plans shifted a tad. I had been pretty flexible about plans this year anyway especially since I knew we would be semi-celebrating with the ice cream cake at the game night we hosted just a few days prior to my birthday. Since the actual day fell on a Sunday this year, I knew we'd spend most of the morning at church, but it took a bit of creative thinking to sort out the rest of the day. I remembered we still had a couple of gift cards from my bridal shower that we hadn't been able to use yet so a plan was set! We would have brunch at Sarabeth's followed by spending a few hours checking out the Guggenheim Museum. Two great beat the heat ideas.
I only managed to snag a photo of the basket of muffins we ordered at Sarabeth's. I really enjoyed trying the different types. Banana and pumpkin were my favorite! Overall, the food was great!
The Guggenheim was an interesting place. The layout is in a circular pattern with a number of exhibits lining the walls while others are displayed in rooms off to the side. Chris and I took turns finding our favorite piece in the smaller rooms and just enjoying a leisurely stroll through the exhibits. The museum hosts several really neat and unique pieces. The most interesting to me was a couscous castle in the middle eastern art exhibit area.
After roaming around the museum, we stopped by Two Little Red Hens bakery to pick up a small cake. I indulged in a mini cupcake there, too. Calories don't count on your birthday, right?
I spent the evening opening a few gifts from Chris and my parents along with a stack of birthday cards. It was a nice day. A lot calmer that some of my previous celebrations, but just what I needed this year!
How do you like to celebrate your birthday?