I am full of so much love and joy thanks to all of the family and friends that helped to make my birthday EXTREMELY special.
Per my mom's request, Pumpkin went to my parents' house on Thursday night because my mom's brother's kids (who are almost 3 and 5 years old) would be staying with her for the weekend, and she wanted them to all play together. She's a brave woman because I wouldn't dare take on three kids under 5 at once - but she also had my two youngest brothers 13 months apart, so she's something like a boss...lol
My weekend-long celebration started Friday night when the hubby and I went out with friends in Indy. I decided that I wanted to travel a bit, so Saturday morning, we got up and drove to Chicago. We visited the Shedd Aquarium and I made dinner reservations at The Signature Room on the 95th floor of the Hancock building. Later that night, we met up with one of my BFFs and college roommates and my uncle and his wife at a lounge downtown. I had a great time :-D
Sunday we all headed back to my parentals' too pick up our children and my mom surprised me (Ava too, her 3rd bday is Friday) with a cake - DQ ice cream cakes are my old school tradition - YUM! (Oh, and P.S. don't mind me looking so haggard in the last photo...lol)
Yesterday, I spent the majority of the day relaxing....and shopping lol. Nate also cooked a bomb.com birthday dinner - teriyaki salmon, asian glazed shrimp, rice, and spinach (...and THAT is an example of why I don't do most of the cooking in our house) Dinner was completed with cheesecake and QT with my guys.
It was a great day.