I had a fantastic 27th birthday - eek! 3 more years until my 1st year anniversary of turning 29. Thought I was going to say 30, huh? Nope. I'm not turning 30. You still get presents and dessert on an anniversary...
Anyway, like I said - it was FANTASTIC!!
This week started with me tearing open birthday cards and presents that Jason was teasing me about opening before my actual birthday. Again...it's my jubilee, dear ;)
My mom sent a fun box in the mail! It's our thing we do - send boxes of random, but useful items to each other :) So fun!!
Mom sent me a fun "birthday girl cup" to use when I'm chillin' outside with the boys. We have this thing in our family that every drink should be "fancy" no matter what it is. Sweet. :) She also sent me a new banner for my little garden pole out front and a key ring with a great message on it :) I took a close up pic:
That's right! I am PROUD to be a mom!! :D
Jason parents sent me a Starbucks card that I have been using like crazy and Jason's grandparents sent me a CLAY MATTHEWS tee! WOOT! That's right. Go Pack Go!
After breakfast Friday morning, I headed out with to boys to do some birthday shopping. Gotta use up those birthday coupons! So, off we went to Old Navy and Panera Bread :)
Got my party skirt! A working skort, socks, and a fun to-go cup. I had to get to that $50 mark to use my coupon. Lame, but, hey, I can ALWAYS use to-go cups!
Before headed to lunch with my tiny dates, we got to meetup with Kelly for a bit. Her little man is getting SO big!! It's amazing how time flies. I still can't get used to it in my own house! She is such a sweetie, too! Look what she got for me :D
Fave lotion, note cards, and the sweetest pineapple! See, we are both Hospitality Majors. And, if you're in that loop and/or are a Southerner, you know that the pineapple is the symbol for hospitality. I got her one for her birthday, too! Great minds, right? ;)
My sweet boys having birthday lunch with me at Panera Bread :) They were SO good! We were surrounded by businessmen/women with their laptops, but we got a bunch of smiles from them - yay! Best birthday gift from these 2 little guys! Of course, I did tell them that we would go to Barnes and Noble for a prize... :)
We headed home to play for awhile before taking a nap. Well, they guys took a nap while I got ready for an awesome evening with my little family. Once they woke up, we got everyone ready and back into the car for mommy's birthday dinner. Andrew kept calling it my birthday party. And, you know, he is SO right. It was the best party, too! We had a yummy dinner at our FAVORITE restaurant - Surin West. BEST. SUSHI. EVER. But, of course, kids aren't going to eat that stuff, so I made sure to grab Chick-Fil-A kid's meals to bring with us.
Note: Yes, if you want to enjoy your meal at a "grown-up" restaurant and are bringing your kids, then bring them something that they will want to eat. No fuss. No problems. The management will thank you for it, too. No one wants to hear screaming kids because the chef doesn't make chicken nuggets.
Waiting for Jason outside his work
Once again, 2 wonderful little boys. And, guess what? Alex tried sushi and loved it! Don't worry, I gave him part of my bagel roll - rice, seaweed, smoked salmon, and cream cheese. Yum!
Sushi extravaganza! Yes, these 2 plates are MINE. Jason had 2 plates, too! Telling you - BEST. SUSHI. EVER. On the left: bagel roll and spider roll (soft shell crab). On the right: the red one is the rainbow roll (a few different kinds of fish) and the California roll. Jason got the California roll, too - but he had the Super Crunch roll, Spicy tuna roll, and a regular tuna roll. See? Sushi extravaganza. AND! Almost forgot, we had crab angels for an appetizer. Andrew and Alex both loved those, too.
my fabulous laptop for a birthday/wedding anniversary present :)
Of course, no birthday is complete without dessert. So, we headed to Mountain Brook Creamery for some frozen yogurt! Andrew immediately chose BLUE. It was called "C is for Cookie" and is basically a cookie dough ice cream that is blue. It is so funny though, because I got the blueberry cheesecake in a waffle cone. Though, I was not near as messy. Jason got regular cookie dough and shared with Alex - who really isn't a fan of really cold treats.
Well, that was my birthday! Another year has flown by, but it has been an awesome one! Thank you to all of my friends and family for the birthday wishes and gifts. Love you all!