Tuesday, January 24, 2012

This year it's all about me!

Update:  I can't believe that I forgot that on my actual birthday, my wonderful friends took me out and we did pedicures and lunch and dessert!  I love my wonderful friends- Kim, Lynette and Jaci!  They are the bomb!

Yes, I got to be selfish this year- but not for the whole year, I promise.  But for the first time since my beautiful daughter was born, I took back my birthday- just for the year.  I love, love, love having my only daughter born on my birthday and I have no problems giving it up to her, except for this year.   This year is mine.  I told her point blank that she wasn't getting a birthday this year, because this year it was all about me.  Now, next year- that is going to be a fiesta of Emma!  On our birthday, I did run a bunch of roses over to the high school for her.  The lady in the office said that it was the second delivery to her that day.  Really?  Who else brought my daughter in something.  It turns out two friends brought her in big balloons.  One had it delivered and the other one just gave it to her.  The one friend had a birthday on the same day, so Emma (feeling bad that her friend hadn't been given anything) gave it back to her with a happy birthday to you!  She also taped a bunch of balloons to her locker for her.  When I told Rob that I was going to bring in flowers to the school he said, "Are you sure?  I wouldn't like having to carry around a bunch of flowers all day!"  I reminded him that was because he wasn't a girl!  Girl's actually like you to make a big deal about their birthday and what is a better way than carrying around balloons and flowers so everyone knows it's your birthday!?

Robert- with much instruction, planned the party for my birthday.  He said, "basically you want a nine year old boys party?"  Now he had it!  Ha!  So yes, we went to laser quest.  

Then we went out to Cho's Asian restaurant.
Then we came back for cake and ice cream.

The boys played with my new bike trainer and attached the odometer while the girls played Oodles.  It was  a good night!
Our birthday's pretty much took over the entire week.  Rob put a new chocolate something on my pillow every morning.  Every morning I forgot- seriously, you would think I would get it after a while, but when you are up at 5:30 am making lunches and breakfasts and getting everyone out the door at different times, your brain doesn't always remember incidentals!  So every morning I had a surprise!  

On our actual birthday we did have cake that Rob made with Max's help.

And balloons.

And presents!

 Rob got me one of those bracelets that have beads for special things.  I have ones for all the kids birthdays, Rob birthday, our anniversary year, and beads that have to do with me, like proud army wife and a running shoe and a scrapbooking one.  He also got both Emma and I Kindle Fire's.  I don't know if I will get into mine, because I am way too cheap to buy any more books.  We have so many books!!  Trying to check them out from the library is impossible, though.  On one list I am number 667 on the wait list.  Yep, I am never going to see that book before I move!
Friday Emma had some friends over to watch a movie and eat pizza's that they made themselves.  
Rob asked on Sunday, "Are we finally done with your birthday's?"  I told him yes, but then Emma quickly put in that she hadn't had her Chinese that she had wanted and couldn't we go to Chinese on Monday?  Ah, let's just extend this birthday out a little more- you are only 415 once!


Anonymous said...

415 must be Emma and Mom . Now who is 400 and who is 15? What a fun week. It was almost all about you except the part that was about your daughter who is alot you, so its alright. Love Mom

Searls Stuff said...

I don't know about the Kindle; but, I have a Sony Reader and I am able to "check out" books online from the local library. Check with your library and see if you can do the same. There is also a website called feedbooks that has TONS and TONS of free books to download. Usually all the old classics are there.