I spent my 27th birthday with my family. Well, most of my family. My sister and mother had to work, Ariana had preschool that morning, and Richard was already back in Germany for pre-deployment preparation. Deployments have to ruin everything.
Basically I spent the morning, running to preschool, back home because I had forgotten her book-bag, back to preschool, to the post office to mail my friend a package, back to preschool and back home again. After lunch I tried to get Ariana to nap (without success) and finally gave up and decided to spend the afternoon in the pool.
A family friend was visiting but she left to pick my mom up from work since I'd had her car and since it was Friday and she was suppose to get off work at 3. At 3:15 I was soaking up some sunshine in the pool with Ariana. We swam for an hour or so, then came inside to take showers and get ready for dinner out.
Once everyone was ready to go, we enjoyed a nice dinner at Bonefish Grill. I myself enjoyed TWO black-cherry-agave-mojitos and reveled in the fact that it was my special night and I wasn't driving!
Dinner over, it was bath and bedtime for Ariana. Of course even though she could have had Grammy or Aunt Sarah or even Nancy, nope she wanted me. Then it was cupcake time. We opened to cupcakes only to find they had been attacked by ants. Boo! Because everyone had worked early that morning they all ended up going to bed fairly early and I stayed up and watched Romeo and Juliet on DVD alone.
Birthday's aren't as much fun when you're a grown up. A 27 year old grown up to be exact.
I think the highlight of my day was the fact that Ariana sang the Happy Birthday song to me no less than 27 times. I loved it! That girl already gets that birthdays are a big deal!
But all the end of the day, I did get a new rocking outfit, new nail polish, a gift card and some fun accessories from everyone. And of course you saw what my husband got me, even though that was almost 2 weeks late!
Birthdays. Everyone has one.