There's nothing catchy that ends with "look who's 35," but there sure should be!
I think it's most definitely a milestone birthday. One that makes you feel O-L-D. Thank goodness I've got plenty of young 'uns around to help keep me moving!
|After they sang to me, I got to open some presents and once again, they spoiled me rotten.|
|Then it was time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine! Jared and I sat on the back porch, in the rocking chairs and chatted while the kids played. It was a really nice 10 minutes.|
|Jared played soccer with Jackson,|
|while the girls and I did tricks on the trampoline. They love to do "airplane,"|
|but I think launching them sky high is more fun!|
|Crazy hair shot:)|
|Thank you, sweet mother of mine, for a wonderful start to my birthday! And for giving me life. And for rocking me around the world. I'm sorry I was such a hard baby--hopefully I've made up for it by being a sweet daughter:)|
|Let's go #10! J played well, but his team still lost the game. Bummer.|
|At least we got to spend more time in the sunshine, though!|
|A little while later we met the Hays crew up at Tokyo Hayaci for an awesome hibachi dinner. The girls love the food--even the baby ate the soup, fried rice, grilled shrimp and chicken. |
I was amazed, then again, the kid loves to eat.
|I think their carnivorous big brother was feeling the pressure, and he even went out on a limb and ate plain white rice with his steak and chicken. Whoa! Living dangerously!|
|Everyone was so well behaved the whole time. I think the key was the random fires that were popping up throughout the meal. Keeps ya on your toes.|
|We went back to our house for cake--these two were ready to sing and try out Jared's masterpiece.|
|"35?! Say it ain't so, Mama!"|
|Love these peeps so much.|
|Even this one, who is literally glued to me most of the day and night:)|
|It was a fantastic day! Thank you, thank you, thank you, to everyone who helped me celebrate. Y'all made this not-so-young girl feel pretty darn good!|