Saturday, August 11, 2012

Birthday Fun Day

Yesterday was my birthday and I thought it would be fun to spend the day with one of my favorite little people.  My mother-in-law was super sweet and watched Lizzie so Taylor and I could hit the town, well Cedar Park at least.  When I went to drop Lizzie off I was surprised with a card from Taylor, her, and Lizzie that said we needed to go visit my favorite Brighton lady in the mall.  We had already planned to head that way, so off we went on a treasure hunt.


First stop was at the mall to give Princess Sparkles(Taylor’s Build-a-bear cat) a bath and get a new outfit. 


Next stop was at Brighton where Taylor went into the back with Vicki and came back out with flowers and a present.  My mother-in-law had taken her to the mall the day before and Taylor picked out all these charms for a bracelet for me.  A T for Taylor, E for Elizabeth, and a purple heart because purple is my favorite color.  I also love that when she found out that the heart said ‘BFF’ that she wanted that side to show because I’m her best friend.  Yes I started to cry because she was so sweet and so was my mother-in-law to come up with the idea.

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Next it was time for lunch and we dined on some good pasta at Olive Garden.  Why do I love their bottomless salad so much, but feel weird when I’m the only one eating out of that huge bowl?  Yummy shrimp ravioli!

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Props to the waiter who gave us extra mints with the bill and to my kid who didn’t like them and so I got to enjoy them all.  Calories don’t count on your birthday in my world.


Full with yummy pasta(and mints) we headed to the theater to see Ice Age 4.  When did they get to four versions of the movie?  Taylor is my popcorn lover and ate half of the bag of popcorn and would have eaten more if I let her.  We ignored that tidbit of info from the news that morning that said you shouldn’t put the artificial butter on your popcorn.

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We still had some time left before Lizzie would be up from her nap, so I decided we needed a pedicure.  Taylor has only had the ‘Mommy paints them while you watch cartoons so you will sit still’ kind, so this was a huge treat for her.  I thought she was going to fall asleep in the massage chair and all the ladies in the salon thought she was too cute holding her nails out to dry.  I let Taylor pick the color and she choose purple in honor of my birthday. I love how cute her little hands look with the purple polish.


Chinese delivery for dinner while watching the Lorax was a good way to wrap the day with my other two favorite people.  Lizzie even walked around saying ‘Happy Day’ as her way to say Happy Birthday.  Then the last big decision of the day was which kind of bundlet to have for dessert.  Good thing these are the perfect sharing size and I could sample a bit of each.

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For me birthdays have always been so much fun.  I feel like I’m at an age where the age part doesn’t bother me and I want to just have a fun day. It was the best day and I can’t wait to do it again next year.  I look forward to having both my girls with me next year and seeing what fun we can have together!  What fun things do you like to do for your birthday? 


Lareina said...

What a fun day! Happy Birthday Wendy!

MySanSouci said...

What a perfect day! Happy birthday sweet friend!

annalee said...

happy happy! what a wonderful sweet celebration.

Sara said...

What a sweet birthday! Glad you had such a nice day!


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