Happy 78th Birthday Papa! I Love You!!
What a day!! I am blessed with incredible friends and family that went out of their way to say "Have a Great Day!!" Before 8am I had 2 blog posts to me, a text message, and so many emails!!! When I walked into work, I had balloons and gifts on the table! And I was even treated to lunch! Wow, I feel loved!! Thank you guys so much. I really cannot say how much you touched my heart today!
I really did have a great day. Birthdays are big on my list. It's the one day that belongs to me. And the day my dad takes us all out to eat! ;) "Rice Man" it was tonight...the one that cooks on your table, that is. Jake got to pick, but only because I knew that's what he'd say. It's my favorite too! But I have to add that if you're heading to Shogun, don't even think about taking something in for your picky little 3 year old to eat. I was almost chased out of the restaurant by this little Japanese lady!! She let me stay but I think it was only after she calculated the difference in the $5 she lost on Ella Kate and the $150 she would lose on the rest of us!! She even made me pour Ella's drink out of the McDonald's cup into a plain styrofoam one "so no one will recognize the logo!!" Yea, because when I'm going out for Japanese and I pass McDonalds, it's AWFULLY tempting to stop there instead!! :)
So, anyway, great dinner with a "rice cake" and all!
For my birthday, Jake told me that he planned to buy me a new van. What a son!! Because we had test drove one like his teacher's a few months back, he thought he'd just ask her if we could have hers. I'm sure she'd love to trade her nice new van for our much older version!! :)
Ella Kate wanted me to have a princess birthday cake. Mom helped to grant her wish!
And look what I got...hangers...to put my new clothes on! :) Plus some well loved cash!