This year my birthday fell on a Saturday, which meant that I got to be extra lazy and take it extra easy. We started the party early when we went out for fro-yo Friday night. Saturday morning my girls and I went on a Starbucks date while Daddy and Ezra went to baseball practice. As I am not a coffee drinker, going to Starbucks is not a regular occurrence for my kids. This made it extra special. Ordering hot chocolate with lots of whipped cream was fun (but somehow not as fun as at home where we can refill the whipped cream whenever our cup runs low).
We attempted some self portraits--they were all fails--but they're kinda funny.
Early that evening we met my parents and two of my brothers for a fun dinner at PF Chang's.
The kids munched on the lettuce leaves from our lettuce wrap appetizer--which is fine, because they bring more lettuce for free as needed : )
Uncle Brett pretending to take on the whole bill.
Caroline took over the camera for some close ups. See those earrings I'm wearing? Caroline picked them out and gave them to me.
We got cheesecake to go from the cheesecake factory and headed to the play area at the mall. Cheesecake and playing--what could be better?
It was a very fun and calorie filled birthday for me. Below is a shot of a few of the gifts I received (I got super spoiled this year). My family knows me well--look at how many things I got that are kitchen related. Ezra picked out that nice bright red timer for me, by the way. He knows I get frustrated by Daddy always taking my timer out to the garage to use when he roasts coffee. Now I have my own! I really do love spending time in the kitchen or putting together a party. I can't wait to plan a get together where I can use my new cake stand and some of the fun recipe and decorating ideas I got out of the those two books. Anyone need a shower thrown? My friend Jennie and I have been known to plans showers based on a food idea--even before the couple is engaged.
Thanks to all my friends and family for making my birthday so special. My hips will not be forgetting it for a long, long time. And neither will I : )