Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Big 2-7

Yesterday I officially turned 27 years old.  Even though in my mind I turned 27 when Ty did otherwise I can't keep track of my age.  In my mom's mind I turn a year old in January when my older brother had his birthday.  Then it's easy to remember our ages because there are 2 years in between both my brothers and myself.  When I first moved to my new school a co-worker asked me how old I was.  I told her 25 and then later realized I was actually 24, oops!

Last year my birthday was absolutely amazing.  The day before was our gender reveal party and we found out we were having Carter, not Emma.  We had lots of family in town from the party and we all went to IHop for breakfast together.  That was all topped off by an evening swimming in a friend's pool and then feeling Carter kick for the first time on the way home.  It was a magical feeling.  So really how could this year top that?

I'll tell you how.  I got to spend the entire day with that sweet face!  The day started at 6:30 am, a bit earlier than I'd like, but when you wake up to Carter's face it's hard to complain.  I took Carter back to bed with me where we played and snuggled until he drifted off to sleep and I followed suit.  When we woke up from our nap we went out for a run. 

We got home, read some books, played for a while, Carter took a short nap while I showered and ate, and then we went up to school to work for a bit.  I had tutoring that evening so Ty came home straight from work.  He got Carter ready for bed and started the grill.  When I got home I was greeted by Carter laying on the floor straining for a sparkly gift bag.  The first thing I noticed when I looked at the bag was that instead of tissue paper Ty had used a burp cloth.  We had a delicious dinner and enjoyed a relaxing evening.

Since we didn't have time to go to dinner after tutoring due to Carter's bedtime, we went out to dinner tonight.  Ever since I've lived here Ty has taken me to my favorite sushi restaurant for my birthday.  Last year I didn't get to go due to the bebe, so it was nice to start the tradition up again.  Carter went with us and was very well behaved.
Every year we've taken a picture with the elephant statue in front of the restaurant.
Funny birthday related story for you.  On Saturday Ty got the mail and as he came in told me slightly dejected that all of the mail was for me (I had gotten quite a few birthday cards).  As he flipped through he said, oh wait I got something, quite excitedly.  He was then confused why my grandparents had sent him a birthday card.  He flipped back over to the envelope and realized he hadn't noticed the "s" in Mrs.!
The envelope that got Ty all excited.

My birthday wish this year?  For Baby #2 to be as sweet and perfect as our little man!


  1. Happy (late) birthday! I always forget my age, too. ;) Also? YAY FOR SUSHI! I ordered sushi from the Chinese place down the street from the hospital about an hour after Liam was born and had them deliver it!

    1. I said I was going to do that, but by the time I was in the postnatal room it was too late and my parents ended up getting us Taco Bell!