Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Two Threes for Me!

Yesterday was my birthday!
I was thinking about how Kade said that Derek was "two and three" on his twenty third birthday this summer and decided to apply that to my birthday as well. I am "two three's"! And I couldn't be happier. I am so blessed. And I have had one very fabulous ongoing birthday celebration that started last Friday night.

We were having some friends over to play cards on Friday night and look what else showed up:

A birthday cake for me! Kyle was very sneaky and went out to get the cake and dropped it off at our friend Jeannette's house so that she would bring it over when she came on Friday night. So I guess I had a "surprise party" on Friday.

See what I mean about being blessed? With these three good-looking guys to spend my life with, how in the world could I not consider myself blessed?

And look at my fabulous friends who showed up to help me celebrate.
We had a great time and the cake was very YUMMY! Just ask Kade!

On Sunday night I got to see the beginning of my birthday. We were up pretty late doing some pumpkin carving. The reason we were up so late is because we didn't get started until late. The reason we didn't get started until late is because these guys:

Were cheering on the Yankees as they made their way to the World Series.

Of course they were watching from the pirate ship (all of our couches are now pirate ships).

So after the Yankees did their thing we got Kade to bed and the pumpkin carving began.

Getting started with the cleaning process at about 10 pm.

Kyle...carving like crazy!
(I did do some cleaning and carving, too. I just happened to take all the pictures so it looks like Kyle did all the work....it was a team project though)
And three hours later....

The finished product.
Okay, I know it is hard to make out what it is without it being lit.
So, here ya go:

In keeping with the theme around our place we carved a pumpkin that we just knew Kade would love. Okay....I know, now you can't see the pumpkin. So here is another shot:

See it really is our pumpkin all lit up with a dandy little pirate carved out.
By this point it was 1 am and Kyle had the opportunity to wish me a Happy Birthday at midnight! What a fun way to start my Birthday.

We didn't wake Kade up to see the finished product...we chose to wait until morning to let him see it.

And he was quite pleased.
His first look was one of disbelief, as though he really couldn't believe there was a pirate carved into one of his pumpkins. WoW!

Kyle let Kade help him take the pumpkin to the front steps for display:

And now our pirate keeps watch at our front door for us.

What else did I do on my birthday?

Well, I didn't quite take the day off so I still had laundry to do, dishes to do, dirty diapers to change, floors to sweep and that kind of usual Mom stuff. But I did have a fun day with some extra surprises along the way.

Kyle told me when he left yesterday morning that he would be back around 11 o'clock to pick up Kade because they had plans. I said Okay and Kyle headed out. Then I asked Kade what kind of plans he and his Daddy had at 11 o'clock. To which he responded, "Oh, we are going to the store. To pick up a gift for your birthday." Kade doesn't really know what a secret is. I prodded further, "oh, what are you getting me for my birthday?"
"I'm going to get you a skateboard."
I didn't ask any more questions. Started trying to picture myself on a skateboard. Yikes!

Kyle did come and pick up Kade at 11 o'clock and they were home by lunch time. I really wondered if there was a skateboard out in the car for me.

After lunch time and nap time the boys and I played some football:

Then when Kyle got finished up with his work for the day it was celebration time....
Kade came down the stairs carrying a gift bag and singing "Happy Birthday"

You've got to watch these videos they are the BEST "happy birthday" singing ever. I didn't get my camera going until the end the first time and when I realized that I was barely getting Ryne in the shot I asked them to do a "take two" for me and they did. They are both so funny. I promise they will make you smile. Be sure to notice Kade's singing face in the first video and Ryne clapping and dancing at the bottom of the second one.

And here is what I got:

A "skateboard" helmet that I can wear while I ride my bicycle.
I think that getting me a "skateboard" helmet was the only way that Kyle was able to appease Kade's decision to get me a skateboard for my birthday. Don't you just love it?

Ryne loved the "skateboard" helmet....in fact he played with it the rest of the afternoon and cried when we had to take it away from him.

I also got a fabulous purple columbia sweater and a note from my sweet hubby telling me that we had a baby sitter for Friday and Saturday so that we could spend the weekend in Seattle. Not sure what all that will include but I do know that we have dinner reservations at the Space Needle. (I don't think I'm going to tell Kade about that because he might not want to stay behind). I am so excited about our weekend getaway! Looks like I will be celebrating my birthday for an entire week....remember we started with a surprise cake last Friday night.

After gift time it was dinner time.
Look at this fabulous birthday dinner:

Mmmmm, my favorite. Steak, baked potato and a roll.
Yes, you also see some grilled onions next to the roll....not so much my favorite but Kyle and Kade really like them so I always have a taste. Then the green stuff with cheese on top is something new we tried.
Check this out:

This is something that we saw at the market in Seattle when we first moved here and it intrigued us. It is some type of broccoli/cauliflower hybrid that we had not encountered in Arkansas. It is called Romanesco broccoli and I couldn't resist picking one up on my trip to the market Saturday. I have to admit it was quite Yummy! I think we will try it again soon.

After dinner we watched our boys ride their Diego car until bedtime.
Just look at these little guys...

I am so blessed. I had a fabulous birthday!
And in all of that I didn't even mention the phone calls from family and friends, the cards and gifts that I got in the mail, and of course the countless Facebook Birthday wishes.
I like being two three's!


Amber said...

Oh, Terry!!

It sounds fabulous!!! What a great birthday week!!! Have an amazing time on your birthday getaway....sounds heavenly!!

Happy Birthday!!

patti said...

what a great birthday...i knew those boys would do some special things...a skateboard I wouldn't of guessed it. Can't wait to hear about your weekend getaway...have fun and happy two three's to you! love you!!