Friday, September 16, 2011

Happy Birthday, Mommy!

So sorry we've been absent from our blog for most of the month. Mommy is getting quite pregnant and has been walking and putting up her feet in the evenings instead of blogging. But that doesn't mean I haven't been super busy this month. Let's see what we've all been up to, shall we?

On September 16, Mommy turned 38! Daddy and I sent her these beautiful flowers at work. She loved them!

That evening, Mimi and Pop-Pop had everyone over to their house for Mommy's birthday celebration. Joining us were Uncle Jon , Aunt Jenn, Jack, Tutu, Sir, Great-Grammy, Dele and Terry. Jack and I handed out party hats to everyone in attendance and posed for a picture with the birthday girl. Unfortunately, you have to be pretty quick to get two almost-four-year-olds to both look at the camera at the same time. Jack looks a bit melancholy in this photo. Let's try again...
Hummm, almost ready this time...

Oh, well, moving on...

Jack and I sure did have fun with those hats. By the way, Jack asked Mommy how old she was and when she told him 38, Jack said, "wow, that is old!" Way to make the birthday girl feel extra special, Jack.

Did you know that party hats looked even more awesome when you make funny faces while wearing them?

We then decided that we needed to see ourselves in our hats so we proceeded to hide in the bathroom to look in the mirror. No birthday girls allowed, Mommy.

Uncle Jon and Curious George also loved their hats...maybe.

And so did Pop-Pop and Great-Grammy. We were all having a great time!

After a dinner of pizza and salad, Mimi gave Jack and me a big bag of presents. She's a good Mimi like that. I had a blast making a picture with Halloween stickers and Pop-Pop showed us how to use the yo-yo we got. He's a pretty good yo-yoer! He says that yo-yos cost only 98 cents in his day. I think they cost a bit more than that today. But I could be wrong.

Then it was time for cake! Yeah! Mimi made her famous Texas Sheet Cake and it was delicious! Pop-Pop tried to convince everyone that The Cake Boss came by to decorate Mommy's cake but we did not believe him. Silly Pop-Pop!

Mommy got a lot of really awesome gifts, too. She got the new iPod Nano from Tutu and Sir, awesome Christmas cookery and a heart charm for her Pandora bracelet from Mimi and Pop-Pop, a beautiful necklace from Jack that he picked out all by himself, a Starbucks gift card from Dele, a Barnes and Noble gift card from Uncle Mike, Aunt Marisa and Ella, money from Great-Grammy and her favorite Swedish Fish candies from Terry. What a haul! Here we all are posing with Mommy. What a group, huh?

Along with the flowers, Daddy and I got Mommy a new light for her Nook. She loved it!

But one of the most special presents Mommy got was this necklace from Daddy with Peanut's birthstone in it. He got a similar one for her when I was born, too. What a neat gift, huh?

Before we knew it, it was time to go home. Boo! Happy, happy birthday to you, Mommy! We all love you so much!

(Note from Mommy: Thank you, everyone, for coming to celebrate with me on my birthday. Thanks for all my special gifts and for being such wonderful family and friends. I love all of you so very much!)


Jenn said...

Happy Birthday Ali. We had a good time celebrating with you.

Mommee said...

May this birthday be the beginning of a magical and wonderful year for you, my beautiful daughter!
I love you!