Thursday, March 24, 2011

feels great to be 29!

my birthday was last week and as a great big birthday gift my friend anne jones came up to hang out and help me gain some sanity!  it was so great to have her around.  of course scott LOVED playing with his bff brody and sara was extremely excited to meet her new bff macie.  i swear she's even smiling a little bit in this picture.
here's the fearsome foursome.  (though sara is mid-diaper change and a bit naked).  part of me can't wait until they're all old enough to run around with each other but most of me wants them to stay small forever.
anne got this precious shot of the girl.  seriously anne... thanks so much for coming!
that night james and i took the kiddos to cheesecake factory for my birthday.  sara slept the whole time, scott was a great kid and my dinner was delicious!  so i would say it was definitely a successful birthday event.
i wasn't going to include this picture since i obviously forgot to put make-up on (for my birthday dinner?? hello!) but i thought it would be a good reminder of how exhausted and happy i was on my 29th birthday.  i wouldn't change a thing!
on sunday james let me go to church while he watched the kids at home (scott had a runny nose so he stayed home too.)  when i got home this is what i saw.
                  .... too cute.

then another birthday surprise came my way this past tuesday when my friend hallie tusberg brought me donut holes and a card signed by all our cub scouts.  i told hallie once that i have a secret obsession with donut holes so she brought enough for everyone to eat.  it was perfect!
and my mom has been asking all week for current pictures of sara... so here you go mom!
i took this one yesterday...
and this one about twenty minutes ago.  (it doesn't get much more current than that.)

thanks to everyone for all the birthday wishes, gifts and surprises!  so far it feels great to be 29!


Ryan & Amanda said...

Um so the outfit in the last pic of Sara is also in Ilene's closet-I think they are destined to be matching :). She is so stinkin' cute!! And I think it is so wonderful your friend came, seriously good friends are irreplaceable! I am so glad your birthday was great, you definitely deserve it!

Spencer and Mackenzie said...

happy birthday! I can't believe how big Sara is and that she's still got the groove going on with that hair, I LOVE it!

Jaime said...

Happy Bday! Your kids are looking older too. What a sweetie little baby girl. :) I'll be doing the big 2-9 thing in a few days, so I'm gald to hear it's going well for you. :) Hope to see you again someday!