My birthday was top drawer!
(That's a British expression, btw.)
It started early in the AM with opening some prezzies.
Vintage typewriters are all the rage in the scrapbooking world, so that's what I wished upon a star for (thanks Allie for finding it and Dald for $$ it!):
Isn't she a beaut? Now I'm just waiting for a new ribbon cartridge and then you can bet you'll be seeing all kinds of typed journaling on my cards and layouts and anything else I can find that's flat and in need of words!
Pooi sent these in the mail, not necessarily for my birthday, but I waited to open the envelope 'til then just for fun. Aren't these washi tape rolled paper flowers divine?!
These will also be making their way onto my layouts shortly. Thanks Pooi!
I got a Cafe Rio gift card from my BIL Jay, a book from my in-laws, a text from my brother (thanks Eric, haha), and a new Blu-Ray player from Chris. Cuz our DVD player broke a long time ago and since we watch a lot of movies, that had to be remedied.
Then I went and got my hair did. A couple months ago my hair was much too long and heavy and Fox kept yanking it so in a fit of frustration I took a regular pair of paper scissors and went "snip" straight across and cut off about 10". I planned to get it cut in Washington back in April, but the timing just didn't work out. So I waited until a special day to get it cut and styled!
Then we went to the post office to mail off some layouts, went to the bank to take care of some business, then we went to the Stake carnival that was put on just for me! Okay, it wasn't really, but we can pretend right? There were bouncy contraptions and large slip'n'slides:
Miniature pony rides:
A swinging carousel:
And the only thing Fox could participate in! The choo choo train (aka a suped up lawn mower):
We came home and I took a nap then Chris went and picked up my ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins. Ever since I got the free pint for a pint I've been a little ice cream crazy. Plus they gave me a $3 off any cake coupon so I wanted me a fancy cake! I told Chris to choose whatever cake he thought I'd like best and he chose a polka dot cake. Why polka dots? I dunno. But we've had fun laughing over it.
It has a chocolate base with cookies 'n cream ice cream.
Then we met some friends at The Hat for a birthday dinner. I love that you can see Fox peeking over his stroller in the corner.
The Mizukawa's went to The Hat in Pasadena first, oops, but alls well that ends well!
My lovely friends brought me not one, but TWO cakes!
The kids were all like, "I want the piece with the balloons!"
I remember those days, wanting the most colorful, elaborate, sugar-filled piece :)
Find the most priceless facial expression in this photo. Hint: top, center.
We ended the night by dropping Fox off at the Millers (our first time leaving him with a sitter at night, and I'm glad to say it went okay!) so we could go see Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
(Question: Why is it called On Stranger Tides? I don't think that phrase is said the entire movie. It should be called Pirates of the Caribbean: And the Fountain of Youth. Or something like that, because that's what this movie is all about. I'm just sayin').
I loooooved it. So much so that in fact this was my second time seeing it... Chris's first.
I want to know what happened to the mermaid and Philip? I think they left it open for a 5th movie (which I hope they make!) or it could be the end of it cuz pretty much all the loose ends were tied up in a pretty bow.
Most definitely a top drawer birthday!