|the nap cave|
The day started off on the BEST note when Natalie beat her previous sleeping record by going all the way from 9:45 pm til, wait for it: 6:45 am!!! AHH! I woke up several times expecting to hear her hungry squealies from the room next door, but it was all quiet on the baby front. I didn't want to risk going in to check on her and accidentally wake her up, so I waited it out.
My body didn't know what to do with that much rest, so I fed the Sweet, had a delicious healthy breakfast, and headed off to work out. I kind of couldn't believe I was doing it on my birthday (it's a built-in excuse!) but I figured there's no time like the present to get into better shape.
|GO BIG RED!|
After my workout I got ready and went to school with Austin and Natalie in tow so I could do my accompanying and they could hang out closeby. Natalie was very obliging and took lots of good naps so I got to read a lot for my birthday - sleep and read-time, man this girl knows how to sucker her mommy! After school we came home and relaxed before my parents brought us dinner and hung out.
|peeking : )|
Side note: My dad is FAMOUS for his *interesting* choice of presents. Some examples:
- golden paperweight in the shape of a frog with inlaid emeralds for my mom for their anniversary
- stuffed javelina from an Indian reservation for Christmas
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid for my 19th birthday
- a Neopet (remember those?) for my middle school graduation
- Husker-themed garden gnome for my birthday last year
- crutches for my 16th birthday
So guess what he got me this year? A sled called the SNOW BOOGIE! Hahaha it's the best. Wha dad do you know that buys his daughter a sled for her birthday? I can't wait for snow so we can try it out. (Anyone know a good hill in Lincoln?)
|A visit from Aunt Annie!|
They left and our friends Kat and Dan came for a late-night party! They brought cake and candles and laughs - we woke Natalie up a couple times...totally worth it. Kat: "How old are you? I couldn't remember if you were 21 or 22, so I got 24 candles." HA! They were in packs of 12, but it came out funny. Anyway, these guys are great, and it was a fun end to my birthday. (Pictures later...)
|reading with Gpa Poulsen|
Austin took me out to a delicious Indian restaurant to celebrate on Saturday, and we also went to Barnes and Noble and I got to choose out a book. Free dessert at Macaroni Grill capped off the night; you can't go wrong! We spent Sunday night with our family in Lincoln where we had jello cake decorated with the number 66 - ("if you multiply 22 by 3 that's what you get...close enough!") and I got some more books...yay!
|sunday morning cinnamon rolls...mmm|
Also this weekend was the church Trunk-or-Treat. It was a chilly afternoon but the kids were out in full force - our candy was gone in 2.2.
|warming up in the trunk|
|she was a good sport|