Monday, August 04, 2008

One Year Older and Wiser Too...

I don't know about being wiser, but I'm definately feeling older as I'm inching my way closer to 30 (only 2 more years to go!). It was a fun day that was kick started with a pancake breakfast and then I decided to take advantage of having the kids in school to squeeze in a lunch date with Jason instead of trying to track down a baby-sitter that night. The night ended with a great sacrifice on Jason's part as he endured the movie "PS, I Love You" (okay, so maybe he didn't stay awake the whole time but he was atleast in the same room. I have to admit I'm probably the only girl on the planet that didn't absolutely love that movie. Maybe it was because I was so tired or maybe it's because I was expecting too much, but I thought it was really slow and long). Kylie got a box of brownie mix from her primary teachers for being reverent and she decided that she wanted to use it for mine and Jayden's b-day cake, awwww. (I think Jayden is getting tired of sharing a b-day cake with me every year and got mad at me when I tried to blow out my one solitary candle). She was also sweet and wrapped up a piece of licorice and 5 pennies each for Jayden and I. I always love seeing what creative and thoughtful things she comes up with. I'm still on the hunt for a diaper bag and some other stuff for my b-day present (I usually just get clothes but this year I'm boycotting that route, considering my ever growing belly. I have a thing against maternity clothes, I've got a severe aversion to those hot itchy elastic waist bands so I avoid them for as long as I can. Rubber bands have become my new best friend. And I hate buying all new maternity clothes just to wear for 2 months. So for the next couple of months I'll be rotating through like 3 outfits). Jason was also cute and fueled my licorice and mozarella stick addiction when he brought some home for me. Thanks so much to everyone for the phone calls, cards and stopping by, it meant a lot and made my day! By the way, I didn't realize how many places give out free things on your b-day. Like you can get a free meal at Black Angus (and for you local folks you can get one at Joe's BBQ or Farm Grill), free ice-cream at Coldstone, a free movie ticket at Harkins, free movie rental at Hollywood and Safeway, and even a free Oil change at Auto Zone (a lot of them you need to register for on their website and I don't know if they're all legit). There's tons more free stuff that I found on this website: http://www.mrcheapstuff.com/deals/2006/10/huge-list-of-restaurants-that-give-you-free-birthday-meals/. Pretty cool stuff if you're cheap like me and it beats the traditional free scoop of ice-cream and annoying singing like at most restraunts :)

10 comments:

Tiffany said...

Happy Birthday!!! 28??? Talk about making someone feel old! :) I love the dark hair, by the way (I'm a little behind the times!)

Suni said...

Happy Birthday to you!! How nice to have a date lunch with no kiddos!! Okay I have been missing a lot of blogging I just got back into town...I need to catch up!! Glad you had a FUN day!!

PamJorg said...

Happy Birthday little girly!! Hope it was a great one!

Ricky and Janessa Cazier said...

Glad you guys had a fun birthday. You two make a cute birthday team. That was so sweet of Kylie to use hear brownie mix for your birthdays. She is such a sweet girl. I'll have to check out that website. Pretty cool! Happy birthday!!!

Jodee said...

I love the last picture, so cute! I am glad you set your cleaning aside for a few min. to have a romantic lunch date with the hubby.
And I am so jelous you can use rubberbands to make your real pants fit. I hate most maternity clothes too but I could never do that, they would always fall off my no butt!

Nichols Family said...

What cutie pies! Happy B-day to all!

Ummm...I didn't totally love P.S. I Love You either. I thought it was boring, and Trent fell asleep, which he never does. But I'm glad you had a fun date night!

Angie Whitman said...

Happy Birthday Jamie! I can't believe you are due sooo soon! And I also can't believe you only need bigger pants for two months out of the pregnancy. So not fair! Hope your day was a great one.

P.S. we loved the alpine slides! thanks for giving us the idea.:)

Mindy said...

Happy late Birthday. I am glad you had fun! I can't believe Jayden is already 4 years old. He's a good sport for sharing a cake with you. By the way, you look great!

Kandice said...

Happy Late Birthday. I think all our kids will be sharing their birthdays, since they are only a couple of weeks apart. I couldn't have lived without the Bella Band while I was pregnant, basically the next step after the rubber band doesn't work. You definitely don't look like you only have 2 months left. :)

Ann said...

Hey Jamie, hope you had a great birthday! I don't know about you but I love getting older. I know I'll feel different at some point but with each year, you know yourself better and your confidence grows and you care less about what other people think. So I say bring on 30!