You know how when you were a kid you couldn't wait for your birthday to roll around and it seemed to take forever to get here? Yeah, that's not the case anymore. They seem to be coming fast and furiously these days. This past Sunday ticked off yet another one. I'm now officially moving towards the tail end of my 30's. Damn.
It wasn't a terrible way to mark off growing yet another year older. Saturday J and I got all gussied up and headed out for a nice (kid-free) dinner at O-Ku, a fancy sushi restaurant downtown. It was nice to be able to eat a meal on our own time and not have to worry about keeping the toddler entertained or rush through trying to finish before the baby woke up. We had some edamame, some delicious sushi rolls, and a yummy green tea cheesecake for dessert. I washed it all down with a couple fruity liquor drinks while sitting back and relaxing.
After finishing up there we headed a few blocks down King Street to a bar to grab a couple beers and watch some football. Back in the day we would have headed out for some dancing or something, but both of us would rather sit and relax some. We got home close to midnight, I pumped and we headed to bed. Unfortunately I didn't fall asleep until almost 3:00 - what the hell, body???
Fortunately for me, J let me sleep until 9:30 on my birthday. Then he came upstairs with Andrew bearing a card and gift. He and the boys got me two more cute charms for my knock-off Pandora bracelet - a cute little frog and a little clam shell (it even opens and has a little pearl inside). We hung out and played before getting ready for my parents to come down to visit. My dad hadn't seen Elliot since we came home from the hospital so he was excited to see him. We hung out on the porch for a while watching Andrew play and catching up. Then we headed out for lunch at a sports bar so we could watch football. My parents stayed until about 4:30 and then wanted to get on the road so they didn't have to drive the entire way in the dark. I relaxed with all my boys the rest of the day and tried not to be too bummed about hitting 37.
All in all it was a very nice birthday weekend spent with some of my favorite people. I won't be too sad if 38 takes it's time getting here, though ;)