Monday, July 16, 2012

ET's Birthday

I had a GREAT birthday weekend! It started with dinner at Lupe Tortilla with some wonderful friends on Friday after work. While we were there, I realized we've been having my birthday celebration here with the same group of friends for the last five years! Jackson and Audrey loved it because our favorite waiter gathered his friends, put the big, red hat on my head, and stuck a spoonful of whipped cream on my nose while singing happy birthday to me!

Saturday, we managed to dodge the rain and spent the morning at the beach in Galveston with Emma and Clara. The kiddos played hard and took a great, long nap that afternoon, which caused us to change our plans for the evening. We ended up having a nice quiet evening at home with a home-cooked meal and a more traditional birthday cake.

Then on my actual birthday on Sunday, I got to sleep in a little later than usual, but was eventually woken by the kids who were too excited to wait. They'd made special cards for me and wanted to show them to me and tell me all about them! They'd both drawn their own versions of me and either stamped or written their birthday wishes and names. There were also a pair of googly eyes on both cards. Neither pair were part of any particular drawing, so I'm still not sure what that meant...nevertheless, they were precious to me!

The rest of the morning was a whirlwind of birthday pancakes and getting ready for church. We enjoyed a family-oriented church service with Jackson done "Gateway Style" while Audrey enjoyed her regular Sunday school class. It was a lot of fun to watch Jackson sing and dance and worship in his own way and to show him how we worship too.

From there we headed to lunch with the Fulliloves before making our way to the Houston Hobby Center to watch The Lion King! The kiddos powered through with no nap and behaved amazingly well. They were totally awed by the performance, as were the adults! The costumes and performance were truly amazing!

We rounded out the weekend with a delicious meal and dessert at Cullen's, which made for no less than three different birthday desserts! Then I was greeted by yet another b-day dessert at work today...I love celebrating birthdays!

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