Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Officially 29!!!

Wow. It is funny how with every year my perspective on age changes.  I used to think 25 sounded like a perfect age , but as that age came and went all too fast, suddenly even 40 doesn't sound that old!
My mom had hand surgery and saw it as a good opportunity to come visit Nathan and me since she wouldn't be able to do much around the house.  So, my parents braved the 28 hour drive and arrived in time to help me celebrate my birthday.  It was a lot of fun.  Especially b/c any time my girls have a chance to plan a party, they go all out.  So, they shared all their bright ideas with my mom and she helped them make a big cupcake cake for me.  I was not allowed in the kitchen the night before and the morning of my birthday, Dave had to go into work early.  So, I got up to help the girls get ready, and they hurried and stuffed the balloons behind the kitchen bar so I wouldn't see, then hurried into the living room to inform me they weren't doing anything, just eating breakfast and that I needed to go back to my room.  Abby then followed me up and locked my door.  She then ran out into the hall and said, "Don't worry grandma, I locked my mom in her room now she can't get out!"  Little did she realize that the lock was actually on my side of the door and so it did no good, other than gave me a good laugh.  They then hid in the kitchen and finally called me down and jumped out from behind the bar and yelled, "Surprise!" Wow, it has been a long time since I have had a surprise party and I didn't even see it coming!  :)
Jeana did stare at the cake for quite some time and pondered if she should help grandma make more cupcakes so everyone could have some.  So, on the way to drop them off at school I told the girls I was excited to eat my cupcake and but asked them what they were going to eat.  Jeana without hesitation said, "Mom, grandma said the cupcake is a whole cake and that you have to share it with us all!"  Obviously she was concerned.  cute.
It was a very fun day filled with shopping and yummy meals I didn't have to fix.  We went to P.F. Changs for dinner and I think Jeana ate 1/2 of the spicy chicken and extra large serving of fried rice.  I have never seen her with such a big appetite, but she LOVED the chopsticks and tried to speak her own version of chinese the rest of the night!
So, thanks mom and dad for the visit and the great birthday!  There is nothing better than celebrating my birthday with my family and especially my sweet little girls who get excited over everything!  What a great day.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Abby and Lori

The first day Abby started kindergarten, she came home telling me about the great new, best friend she met and that they were going to have a great time together.  Well, a few weeks after school started, her friend had a birthday and got a Royal BFF  friendship necklace that came with the Princess Protection movie.  Her friend could hardly wait to bring the other half of the heart to school for Abby.  Their teacher even had to help them put it on.  It was very cute that she was able to find such a fast, fun friend.  They have already had a handful of playdates and walked to school together (with mom of course ) on many occasions.  They are cute little friends!