Well, my birthday was on Wednesday and I turned 31. The up side to having a husband out of work is that he was willing to watch our kids and some friends kids so that a couple girl friends could take me out to lunch and a movie. We had a great time! I don't think I've ever been to chick-fil-a without my kids since I've had them. It was a nice, relaxing time and quiet :) After lunch, we headed to the movie theater and we watched "The Proposal". By the way, I totally recommend this movie to everyone!! It was hilarious and not raunchy. In fact, it is just funny enough to entertain those male viewers as well. It's not quite appropriate enough for those young viewers, but for us adults, a very funny movie.
After the afternoon out, we headed home and had a quick dinner before small group. Amanda even brought me a yummy chocolate cream pie (shout out just for you :). Then, we had one more birthday celebration for me on Thursday night. We had dinner at my parents with my whole family. I got to pick my birthday meal and we had some fabulous grilled salmon and mashed potatoes!! Mmmmm... my mouth is still watering.
My husband also spent a good bit of the afternoon making a home-made ice cream cake. That's right, home-made. He took ice cream from the freezer and formed into a square pan. Then, he baked a cake and cut it to fit on top. Then, he frosted the thing all over. It was very creative and thoughtful. He knows I really don't care for cake. I always ask for an ice cream cake for my birthday and he made it happen :)
Then came Friday....
Jordan turned 5 on Saturday, so he had his birthday party on Friday night and had a boys only sleepover. He kicked his sisters out of the house and didn't even want mommy there. He ended up with 5 boys for the party and 2 that agreed to stay the night. He probably wouldn't stay some where else for a sleepover, but he sure loves to have friends stay at his house. He's gotta find a way to balance out the estrogen over here :)
Friday evening, we made home made pizzas (his choice) and went swimming all evening at my parents house. Then, the boys headed back to our house for movies and sleeping bags. They actually went to sleep earlier than I expected. They were all out by 11.
The next morning, Jordan wanted to have BIG breakfast. We basically do this every Saturday at my parents, but he looks forward to it all week long. Usually, we either have pancakes, waffles or french toast. Well, since this is Jordan's favorite meal, he asked for all 3. So, we did. We had pancakes, waffles, french toast, eggs, bacon, cinnamon rolls and parfait. It was quite the spread.
The rest of the day was mostly spent in the pool and he was exhausted by the end.
I don't have the pictures yet, because someone else was taking pictures. I am very excited though, because one of my birthday presents is a new camera!! I am going to pick one out this week. Woohoo!!