Yippee! At first, I was going to consider my new york birthday present enough and not really do anything for my special day. I didn't want to think about planning something, finding a sitter for Q, or really put forth any effort. But then I realized that wasn't me at all...I needed to celebrate. I love my birthday, and love planning something special, so at the last minute I whipped together a little evening of fun for me and my friends. Vikki offered to watch Q, which was perfect, and I put some ideas together.
Phase 1: Aquatic Center with Q
Purchasing a season pass to the aquatic was one of my most brilliant ideas. Q LOVES the water...throw in some yummy snacks, and cuddling with her mommy and you got one happy girl. Plus with a season pass you don't feel pressure to stay all day in order to get your money's worth, so Q and I go as long as she is happy and leave when it's time for a nap. it's great. We stayed at the aquatic center for a couple hours, then went home and took a great 2 hour nap together.
Phase 2: Pedicures
Michelle, Emily, and I had so much fun just sitting and talking while we got the rub down on our feet.
We were quite entertaining...especially when Michelle started getting really ticklish and couldn't stop laughing.
Don't we look pretty
Phase 3: Sushi
Oh man, I crave these rolls every day.
Rachel was able to join us at this point (picture on emily's camera...coming soon), and it just made the night that much more fun. Add in a pitcher of their strongest diet pepsi, and we were ready to go...hahahah
I love these girls.
Phase 4: Movie
I can count on one hand the number of movies I have seen in the theater since Q has been born, so when I had a chance to get out this was one thing I had to do. sadly, the selection of movies in moses Lake leaves a lot to be desired, but it was the opening night of Toy Story 3D, so I was pretty excited for it.
The movie was soooooooooooooo adorable, and I even cried at the end.
Phase 5: Old Fashioned Slumber party
Emily and the ladies at work had decorated my desk for my birthday on thursday. Apparently, Emily had forgotten that my personality is not one that likes unwanted attention and really wouldn't enjoy having a desk completely decorated and patients coming up to me all day long asking about it. So I let her take a picture (coming soon), and then promptly cleaned up my desk...with the promise that we could use the luau decorations at home, and that yes, I would wear the seashell bra all night. So the minute we got home, we dressed up and got festive.
When I went to my bedroom to get my comfy pants on i saw a note on my door, that led me into an amazing scavenger hunt for my birthday present from Emily. it wasn't until after the hunt, that we realized we should have been taping it...so we decided to recreate the events.
Later that night we just sat around the family room, and listened to a birthday music mix that I had assigned Emily to put together for me. She had made a mix of over 60+ songs that reminded her of me or experiences that all of us had shared as friends...it was amazing.
And what girl's slumber party would be complete without a good old fashioned sing along...all that was missing was some hairbrush microphones, and dance steps.
I had a fabulous birthday...good friends, good food, good times....and the best part was, I didn't have to pay for a thing!
happy Birthday Me!