It was my birthday a little over a week ago. It was fabulous (for the most part)! The morning started with a surprise gift from my boys. Jake got me a Pong (sp?) chair from Ikea. I've been wanting one for the last three years! It's lovely. And it's now in the best spot in the house. Jake then went to work and Link and I had breakfast. I left the room for a little bit and got birthday present #2. Link's breakfast ended up all over the wall, table and floor. Happy birthday mom! Later DA and I went shopping. We ended up getting soccer shoes for him and nothing for me. I thought it was my birthday? Hahaha! He needed them (next post) and I don't need anything other than my boys, so it was a good outing with my son.
Jake only worked half a day, then DA and I picked him up and went to lunch. After lunch I got a massage, which was very nice, while DA went to Grandma Colleen's house and Jake finished up planning for the afternoon. He called me after the massage was done and asked if I could get some quarters. He wouldn't tell me what for. Hmmmm, mysterious...
When Jake picked me up, we went to the store for water bottles, then he took me to Thanksgiving Point. My wonderful BIN, Brett, gave us free passes for the Gardens and a golf cart. We had so much fun! The golf cart made it that much more fun. We zipped around the gardens, fed the Koi (that's what the quarters were for and it was a blast!), explored the Secret Garden, smelled the lilacs, visited the huge waterfall, and generally enjoyed ourselves. After we left the garden, Jake took us to eat at the Harvest restaurant. It was delicious! I want the recipe for the finger potatoes. I've never had such good potatoes in my life. Wow!
After we ate, we took some down time to go see a movie, then headed back to Grandma's to pick up our bug. DA planned a surprise with Dad and Grandma, so when we got there, all the kiddos hid and surprised me with happy birthday's, then we had my most favorite cake in the world. If you've never had Ricotta Cake with fresh strawberries and whip cream, you don't know what you're missing. It's a piece of heaven every time I bite into it! Love!
It was a long, but lovely afternoon.
Me on the golf cart enjoying the breeze and the view from the top of the waterfall.Feeding the Koi. The orange and white one in the middle was a monster fish! He was easily three times the size of most of the fish there. So cool!
My wonderful hubby enjoying himself.
Yay for birthdays!