Sunday, May 9, 2010

i'm 30, yes i am.

i had dreams of the big 3-0 starting a while back. i started planting ideas in the husbands brain. then last independence day i sparked the grandest idea. how about fly above the city and mountains in a giant balloon. it was perfect, grand, and exciting enough to truly represent 30 years, and to kick off the next 30.

but then turns out i was going to be approximately 9 months pregnant on may 8th. i've only heard they don't recommend flying at that stage...

and thus, the balloon plot was foiled, at least temporarily. and i started trying to conjure up 30th worthy, pregnancy acceptable ideas..

but as it approached, i just couldn't muster up the ideas. there was nothing grand and exciting enough to warrant the energy to put it together. i mean, if it wasn't going to be good, and if i didn't really care, why bother tiring my already ever tiring self?

apparently, this is not okay. lazy is not a good way to celebrate ones-self. as my dear girls learned of my lazy 30th fate, they took the plans into their own hands.

reliving a kidnapping experience from a birthday a decade ago, they kidnapped me. straight up had bobby drop me off at a local gas station-kidnapped me.

we dined.
photo by meesh- just sad she wasn't in it!
did i mention that i totally have a hankering for this almost crushed ice stuff lately? i seriously fill my water cup and eat it with a spoon...


we went to a local craft fair.

it is only there you could find such a horrific birthday crown.

to give the local fair credit- there were many lovely and delightful things other than the gaudy crown....




we ate some yummy yogurt-
and discovered the handiness of the shelf.

and forgive me, but i never think i'm really that big until i see photos like this and think, oh goodness! i feel like that belly holds 5 bebes and apparently a yogurt...

editors note: these photos are too hilarious to me not to be included. however, that being said, and regardless of how kind your comments are, i just feel darn right unattractive in them and thus can make them as small as i want to!

and then i was delivered back to a parking lot to rendezvous with the husband, who had been up to some grand scheming of his own.

he filled the house with balloons, ribbons and flowers, got a smorgasbord of my favorite thai foods, and then set us up to eat in our very own backyard.
and he stayed outside with me for as long as i wanted. it was beautiful and grand. i couldn't stop telling him how much i loved it.

see our pinata? yep- its a hot air ballon. that adventure is still gonna happen someday!

and he sang me a happy birthday solo with a giant piece of carrot cake.

good times. good times. and now to start the next and most exciting decade so far...

12 comments:

BreighAn said...

I'm so glad that you had such a wonderful birthday! You deserve it, lady! I hope that you had a wonderful Mother's Day, too! ***Craving ice means that you are iron deficient.***

Tiffany said...

I too crave ice like a mad woman while I'm preggers!! You look just darling! Happy, happy birthday!!

C. said...

Bah! I'm picturing you getting dropped off at a gas station and it cracked me up! Like the seven-year-old who comes out of the bathroom and can't find his mom. That happened to B's little brother once...

Frankman's said...

Happy HAppy Birthday!! you look adorable - i love the shelf!

Annalisa said...

So glad you had a happy birthday and you look wonderful at 30.

Don't worry because 85%of that belly will go away when the bebe comes he's just living a life of luxury...my poor baby only got a double wide and decided to upgrade 4 weeks early. Your bebe will upgrade when he's ready and give you enough time to be ready....kiddos are good like that...they know when it's time.

Have fun. Enjoy.

Smiles

Melissa said...

Oh happy birthday! I kept telling myself all week to remember to call you or text you on Saturday...and obviously I didn't. But know that I was thinking about you all last week! I'm glad you had a fabulous day!

#A5 said...

ahhh! happy birthday!! (umm, and pretend like i'm not super lame and completely oblivious). way to go champion friends and bobby for making your special day fun and hilarious.. and baby bobby too because that shelf is awesome. to 30!!

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#A5 said...

ok, apparently chip hijacked my google account and i am now known as #a5 (wanna buy an apartment?).. this is me, katie!

Merissa said...

I think your pinata turned out pretty darn impressive! Glad we could spend part of your special day together.

katrina said...

So much fun! Let's do it again next year!

Jenny said...

I am glad your birthday turned out so wonderful! You have such good friends and one amazing husband. And I think I will have to file that brilliant hot air balloon idea for my 30th next year. Although, do they do rides in the dead of winter??