Andy thinks I'm ridiculous.
I don't care.
Anyway, we spent the day relaxing, eating yummy food, attending a baptism of some of our good friends' daughter, who happens to be Laylah's good friend and who also shares a birthday with me!
That afternoon I got to take a NAP! I didn't have to change any diapers that day, and later, I was showered with fun gifts. Mostly things I had really been wanting and needing and asking for for awhile.
That evening Rachel (who was visiting JUST for my birthday :) stayed home with the kids while Andy and I ate sushi, went shopping, and got to see a movie. Loved it. It was a great day.
The next day we had cake and ice cream. During our date I mentioned that I didn't get any birthday cake on my birthday. Andy exclaimed, "Oh no! I forgot about your birthday cake!" He had hidden it in our fridge in the garage. So we ate it for lunch after church the next day. Good stuff.
What? You don't use a blow-torch to light your birthday candles when you're out of matches??Here's a really awesome picture of me being a big 28-year-old nerd
Hot cocoa maker. Here's the thing-I am addicted to hot chocolate. It's a problem. I have been wanting one of these for a long time. It is A-mazing. I drink hot chocolate no less than 3 times a week now. And the kids ask for it every morning for breakfast because, darn it, it's just so easy and amazing. Did I mention delicious?
I L-O-V-E this game. I need it too, because of all that hot chocolate I'm drinking, remember? It is such a fun game. All the kids love it too. Except, it has a few questionable songs... pretty sure I don't want my kids asking me why a girl is singing about brushing her teeth with a bottle of Jack... at least it's an awesome, not to mention fun, workout :)
I have been needing a new waffle maker for months. The one Andy and I received for our wedding died about 6 months ago. I love waffles. Our old one was a Belgian waffle maker. It made huge, thick waffles. Growing up we always had a thin waffle maker. I missed the small, thin waffles. So, Andy got me one like that. I love it, it makes way yummy waffles. Except now I kinda miss the Belgian waffles... ha. Whoulda thunk? I guess I need 2 different waffle makers to suit my moods :)
This is not such a great picture. But my amazing sister knows me oh-so-well and got me this darling purse for my birthday. I am seriously in love with it. I'm all about fluff.... so this purse and I get along famously. Plus, it can double as a diaper bag since it's so huge. Love at first sight...
I also got a lot of cash from parents, grandparents, friends, and family. Who doesn't love that? I actually wasn't as selfish as I usually am and I used a lot of it buying new bedspreads for my kids. I finally found some for both the boys and girls that I loved and it pulls their whole rooms together. It makes me happy to see a room come together. So... maybe it was kind of selfish and all about me after all.
Oh well, it was MY birthday.... right? ;)
I love my birthday. It was fun.