Birthdays are special to me. Sometimes one day isn't enough to fit in all that is awesome with birthdays. My birthday weekend started off with Disney on Ice Presents Princess Classics. Afterwards, my mother-in-law gave me the gift of energy in a very generous Starbucks gift card. She also picked out a very nice bottle of wine, too. Yea!
On Saturday, off to Bucca di Beppo's for pizza and pasta party with My Crew where we were able to enjoy a free appetizer and a free dessert just because it was my birthday. Yea! Most of those photos didn't turn out so well. Here's one that I was able to salvage.
|I love it when my eyes glow. I feel it gives a certain creepy, Halloween vibe.|
On Sunday, Harrington and I went out for coffee (courtesy of said gift card) and a movie. Tip: Wait until you can see Life as We Know It for free. But that's OK because now I have an excuse to go back to the movies and see Social Network. (Any thoughts on that)?
On Tuesday, my parents and brother came over. My Mom made her homemade cassada cake, which is a big white cake soaked in a rum simply syrup, filled with cannoli fillling and chocolate chips - YUM!! She made it even though she had just gotten back from vacation and was exhausted. How sweet! (Literally and figuratively). (And this cake is so good, we are just calling it The Cake).
My parents gave me Just Dance 2, and we had a riot! My brother kicked my ass. So did my Dad at which point he joked about all the money spent on dance lessons. Well, turns out holding the wii remote control in the very specific way is key. So I made a bit of a comeback once I worked out that user-error. And because I don't hold grudges about loosing (because, as I tell Marie, we are all winners if we had fun), I will not post the pictures of my brother and his "dance face" all over the Internet.
So, here I present to you, the rest of my birthday pictures:
|Marie and My Brother|
|My Mom, Me, and The Cake|
|Marie doesn't like the signing and candles fanfare. |
It actually freaks her out. So I am pretending to blow out candles.
There is just something about getting together with family to celebrate each other that makes me happy. I'm one lucky lady!
See you tomorrow for Feel Good Friday!