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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Birthdays & Trips back home!

This last weekend was quite eventful. To begin with, it was my first time off since the Monday prior to Labor Day. That was something to celebrate all on its own! Quarter end was over! Yeah!
I took Friday off so I could get ready for Austin’s birthday. He turned three on Friday. It was kind of weird because for some weird reason, I’ve been thinking of him as being three for a few months now. But if you ask him, he’ll tell you he is eight!

I bought him a cupcake cake, like I had Tyler. They are not as expensive, they are really cute and you don’t have to worry about finding a knife to cut the cake with.

A few people started arriving and Austin asked if it was time for cake. I told him no, we needed to wait for a few more people to get there first. A few minutes later he comes walking in the front living room with a cupcake in hand. I went into the kitchen wondering how many of the cupcakes he had grabbed and what the cake looked like now. What I found was the entire cake upside down on the ground! Luckily, the lid had stayed shut and the cake landed on it (I had just cleaned the floor that day though!).

I had Shaun help me pick up the box and we just set it on the table as it was, placed the candle on it and sang Happy Birthday to him. He loved it! The cupcakes were a bit messier to serve than I had originally planned, but they still tasted great and everyone was happy.

In the end it was a memorable night and we had lots of people we love show up to help us celebrate the night.

Then on Saturday, my aunt and I flew up to Washington state for my mother’s 50th surprise birthday party. Dad took her to play golf that day and when she came home she was surprised by over 40 people in her house. Somehow, we were all able to keep it a secret for 2 months and she had no idea! She was even more surprised to see my aunt and I. Then she was bouncing up and down like Austin the night before when she saw the new set of golf clubs we had all bought for her!

The next day she had already been committed to a golf tournament to raise money for breast cancer. So the four of us (mom, dad, my aunt and I) played in the tournament. It was best ball, which was good since it was only the third time I had ever played. We did use my ball some though. I found out my short game is not bad! We all had a lot of fun. We walked the entire 18 holes which was really good exercise and it started to rain on the last 6 holes. That was kind of nice because I do get homesick when it does not rain very often and it has been really hot and sunny (until yesterday) here in Northern California.

So all in all, it was a great weekend, if not exactly restful!


Rebecca said...

It's a cute cake - even smooshed! :)

Shauna Loves Chocolate said...

Awww. Happy Birthday. Great cake! No one cares about a little smoosh...

Anonymous said...

I had a wonderful birthday, and it was wonderful having both you and Sue here, and even more going to the Tournament for the Susan G. Komen Cancer. We raised over $2000 for our first one with over 50 people. Next year will be better. I love my new set of Cobra clubs too....doing great already. Beat your dad the first time I played with him, (keep im mind, I had a good day, and he wasn't, not his usual game). We had a great weekend with you, and only wish the little ones were here too with Shaun, but it was a great mommy get away for both you and Sue. Hugs, MOM