Friday, September 17, 2010

Tidbits

Steve- got a cool work phone that we watched Brain Regan on in bed the other night and laughed hard! Still lovin' his job.
Jenna- Has been in a great mood lately- chatty and telling stories, laughing at her own jokes. She is loving her theater class. She is loving school and feeling independent. Pretty girl!
Zac- Is also liking school and the songs that he is learning there. Still loving Star Wars Wii. He is liking karate. On the way to the bus stop he told me what to do if a stranger offered him some candy in his car...
"Well if a stranger offers you some candy in his car and he is not your dad, then you kick him in the leg, then he says "oh my leg!" and grabs his leg. Then if he doesn't go away, you punch him in the face. Then he says "oh, my face!" And if he still doesn't go away then....hum, I haven't learning that yet." I said, "wow, where did you learn that?" He said, "karate class."

Trevor- is talking more and more. He loves to actually sit and watch Madagascar 2. He also likes to stick stuff up his nose, which you really have to watch him on this one! Thank goodness for the involuntary response to sneeze!
Baby Boy who remains nameless- likes his hiccups and is growing.
Me- feeling good today!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Suprise!!!













My birthday was this past Friday. The big 3-0. I wasn't totally dreading it. I think that my 28th was really hard. Maybe it's because I am preggers and something about that makes me feel younger, ironically seeing as how it is hard to bend over, I get short winded, and have experienced incontinence as of late. You'd think I would feel extra old. Maybe it's new life coming and also the perspective of a different body coming that makes me feel hopeful. I spent the morning humming Denna Carter's line "I still remember when thirty was old...", just thinking that there was a time that 30 was old to me, but now it still feels relatively young.
Anyway, it was a good day. I spent the morning feeling productive and cleaning. I showered and did my hair. (I got my hair colored the day before as my big gift bc it's so dang expensive!) That night Steve had arranged for his sister to sit for us while we went to dinner. We decided on the Olive Garden. It was delicious of course,... Have you had the stuffed mushrooms? wow!
When we dropped off the kids all was normal at Lissa's. Nothing suspicious. The kids were all playing. We chatted for a bit and thought we would be on our way so we could get back. Lissa's daughter's birthday was the next day, and I knew she needed to make cake and cupcakes still that night. So off we went. Nothing suspicious about Steve. We ordered from the waiter that was struggling and sweating and weren't terribly surprised that the order got messed up, and I had to wait 15 minutes to get my plate after Steve already had his entree. No biggie, but in hindsight, it was curious that Steve was more preoccupied with the time than usual. I could see he was annoyed with the delay and the waiter, which is a bit out of character. Nonetheless, we ate casually, enjoyed each-others company, and headed to Lissa's as planned. All was normal, nothing suspicious. Steve rang the doorbell, and I expected little Christian to peak through the window and answer the door as usual. Well when the door opened the house was full of people, there were balloons, and tables set up and decorated and everyone yelled, "surprise!" Ahh, it was for me. It was really humbling. It's hard to explain, I felt so loved that as a grown woman people would still take the time to celebrate me, and I mean really celebrate and conspire! How nice. I was so surprised, then happy, then I cried briefly before hugging everyone.
My friend Tiff even drove up with 2 of her kids 5+ hours to be there.
There were 40+ people there. Liss had made me a fondant cake, people brought gifts, there was a trivia game about me, and a jeopardy game all about the 80's and door prizes to boot. They even made a list of things I should do in the next 30 years, including run a marathon and swim the English Channel. Geez 30 better not be old!
Steve has always talked about the big 3-0. I feel bad that we were somewhere in a snow storm after leaving our house forever in Cedar when he had his 30th. He and Lissa, who may be one of the most talented, humble, genuine, kind and beautiful people that I know, both wanted it to be special for me.
Thank you so much Lissa and Steve, you loving connivers! Also thanks to Jeff that apparently was in the basement when we dropped off the kids, waiting to set up tables. Thanks to Christian for being a good husband to Liss while she spent time and no doubt money to make it so fun for me. Also thanks to everyone who parked a block or so away at the Thank you so much Lissa and Steve, you loving connivers! Also thanks to Jeff that apparently was in the basement when we dropped off the kids, waiting to set up tables. Thanks to Christian for being a good husband to Liss while she spent time and no doubt money to make it so fun for me. Also thanks to everyone who parked a block or so away at the golf course so that I didn't suspect anything when we came to get the kids. Thanks for the great love and affection that I feel from everyone. I had to wear a crown and beads and did feel like a queen.