Wednesday, August 27, 2008

All Day Event: Irene's Birthday

Today was my birthday. I won't tell you how old I am but my mom outed me with the chocolate cheesecake she brought over for dessert. It was actually a two day event. Alana called me from Two Sister's Bakery to tell me Sharon had put this sign on the door:

Yesterday, Alana came over for coffee and brought her assortment of new nail polish. Maya got her fingernails and her toenails painted. Look at that princess!

Then Alana painted my toenails. I had a hard time keeping Maya off my feet until they were dry so Alana had to paint my toenails twice!

Vince came over to pick Alana up and he was instantly surrounded by Maya and the needy pets.
Look at my shameless belly rubbing beggar dog.

Last night Matt and I met Vince and Alana for dinner at the Homestead Restaurant. It was a lot of fun. I had oysters on the half shell, wild local mushrooms and this mango salad:

We all shared this slice of Black Forest Cake.

This morning Maya and I went to Birth 2 Three for her occupational therapy.

Look at this great swing! I want occupational therapy!

Then we took Trevor to the beach for some beach therapy.

My mom met us there for a walk. Then we had lunch with Nanna but I forgot to take pictures.

Matt took our friend Kathy out on the boat today and the boys joined them afterschool.
Kathy is Matt's mom's best friend. She used to live in North Pole (Alaska) but now she lives in Minnesota.

After the fishing trip we dined on linguine in red clam sauce.

Chris slurping fresh oysters from across the bay.

The cheesecake that gave away my age. It was a nice mellow birthday. Besides all my other blessings, God gave me sunshine today and for that I am mighty grateful!


willie said...

hey im so glad that you look at my blog. sorry i di not say happy birthdayb to you how was your birthday party?

Annette said...

Happy Birthday Irene! It sounds like you had a fun day!


StaceynCorey said...

Glad to see I'm not the only one who can't seem to get a great full face smile pic of my toddler, LOL. Like someone once told me, taking pictures of toddlers is like trying to capture wildlife, LOL :)

Sounds like you've had a busy summer. Happy Birthday!!

Kelshel said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I'm glad you had sunshine! You look great Irene!

You know I'm a LOSER with the birthday thing! I forget my own birthday. I'm just an idiot with those things, but I don't want to be like that. I say I'm going to get better and I never do.

thecurryseven said...

Happy Birthday, Irene! Maybe for your birthday I'll write you an actual email instead of leaving random comments on your blog. :-)