My friend Jennifer who just had multiple babies got me the cutest red picture frame and a decorative “M” houndstooth towel. I love friends because I have the best ones!! My sis got me a rocking Tervis Tumbler (You know how I love those!) and some money that she specified for my new camera strap from Phat Straps. Which will be here in a couple of weeks!
In other news, today is my 26th birfday. I am seriously having a HARD time getting older. I started crying the other night thinking about it. I just can’t handle it. I still feel 16 years old sometimes. How am I responsible for 2 children? Aren’t I am irresponsible teenager still?
Sunday night we celebrated my birthday with the McPhillips b/c they are going out of town for two weeks to the beach. Yes, I am jealous. We went to Stix and I had some delicious sushi. Jay, Joseph, and Tracie thought it would HIGHlarious to embarrass me with the people singing to me in Japanese and I was thoroughly embarrassed. Especially since I was standing up talking to them and they burst out laughing. I guess I know what it’s like to have brothers now! John and Linda got some running socks and a an awesomely awesome sports bra. Thanks for looking at the list, MeMac!
Last thought, I am thinking about doing a blog makeover and changing the name… what do you think of Houndstooth and High Heels? Yay or Nay?
So, hopefully, that will help you out in your shopping delemmas. I am not that hard to shop for.. just ask what I want!
Sunday was Addison’s 3rd birthday. We did a small family party for her with a “Strawberry Cupcake” A.K.A. Strawberry Shortcake theme. She loved it! I ran around on Friday getting the house cleaned and errands ran, because we left to go to Tuscaloosa for the weekend and I wanted to not have to worry about it on Sunday.
She was so proud to have everyone there and really enjoyed opening her presents. She would exclaim,” Look everybody!”. I thought I was going to die when we gave her her pink tricycle and she said, ” I’d rather have a green motorcycle.” You see, GiGi works for Regions Bank and they had a green tricycle in the branch and on Friday GiGi let her ride around on it. So.. there ya go.
Thank you to everyone who came. Addison enjoyed seeing you!
In completely unrelated news, my photography website and my photography blog are up and running! I am super pumped about it. I have been working on this for about 6 months and am extremely pleased! Feel free to check it out!
Today is a celebration of one of my favorite people. My Big Sis Sarah turns 31!! She is such an inspiration and a great mother to her two boys. We may have always had our Big Sis/Lil Sis moments, but all in all, she is the best sister I ever could have asked for. Here are some pics from over the years of the birthday girl!! We Love You, SaSa!! Hope you have a wonderful day!!
I don’t want you guys to be jealous but I am on my way to the beach. Right now. I am blogging from my iPhone. Man, I love technology. How did people live before the Internet?
So, yesterday was my (gasp!) 25th birthday. I have never understood the concept of people hating birthdays. What’s not to love? It’s a day entirely devoted to the celebration of you. It cannot get much better than that. But I am a bit of a narcissist. I had a girls lunch with mom, Sarah and both the girls. They were okay, all things considered. Afterwards, the girls took a nap and I packed everyone for the beach. I hope I remembered everything. I don’t like being solely responsible for packing 4 people for a week long trip. It’s a lot of pressure. It never fails, I always forget something.
Last night we went to see Dave Matthews Band. It was aweseome. I always love seeing him in concert. Jay got us our trips through the fan club and we were in the first tier row m. So, a big thank you to my wonderful brother in law, Jay. Even if he did forget it was my birthday. And of course, it wouldn’t be a proper DMB concert without the smell of marijuiana and vomit. And $9 beers.
I have pictures from the concert on my phone but I will have to figure out how to load them to blogger. I really hope that we have free Internet at the place we are staying. I really hate when you are already paying for a room and they want to charge you $20 a day for Internet. I could facebook and blog from my phone, but it’s so much better with an actual computer.
Oh well. We will have to see.
On a completely different note, baby Stellan is in surgery today, so please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. If you would like to read up on the whole story, check out MckMama’s blog at http://mycharmingkids.net
Have a wonderful Tuesday, peoples!
I have been MIA for close to a week, I know all of you have been worried. Okay, you’re right, my sister said, “You need to step it up, sista!” Granted, it’s partly her fault that I have been so busy. I did my first photo session with her boys and the three cousins.
I barely survived to tell the tale. That was Thursday afternoon, and then we had the Fish Fry at church and Addison ran around the tables screaming with her squeaky shoes. She ran up to random people(Thank God it was church!) and crawled into their laps and I’m sure talked their heads off and they had no idea what she was saying. But she certainly got Mrs. Harding’s attention when Addison started picking her nose and attempted to wipe it on Mrs. Harding and she had to do a quick head bob to keep from getting slim-ed.
I have never been more proud. I mean, really, what mom doesn’t jump for joy when her eldest daughter tries to wipe boogers on a fellow church member?
Anyway, and then Friday, I realized(great mom alert, right here) that Claire hadn’t pooped in 3 days. So,I felt I might want to call the doctor about that. They wanted me to try to take her temperature rectally and if that didn’t work in a couple of hours to give her 1/2 of a glycerin suppository. Guess where McMommy was at 11:30, Friday night? In Wal-mart purchasing suppositories for my youngest daughter and in case you were wondering, the smallest container that I could find was 100 suppositories. So, if anyone needs one, come to me first. I have plenty to spare. Anyway, it worked. She pooped. A LOT.
Jana ended up coming a visiting us Friday afternoon, and we had a good time catching up. I love getting to spend time with my girlfriends. We went out to dinner with Joseph and Tracie for John’s birthday in Birmingham Friday night. We went to Sumo and it was awesome! John ordered some of the best sushi!
Saturday was John’s birthday and it was an all day affair. We ate lunch with one of John’s college room mates, Murray and his fiance Callie and then everyone took a nap. Except for me. but I am not bitter about it. I would never be bitter about the fact that I had to clean the house up while every one else got to take a family nap together. Nope. Not Me. We went to dinner at Connor’s in Huntsville for John’s birthday dinner with his family. My mom graciously offered to watch the girls so we didn’t have to take them. It was so nice! We went back and had birthday cake at our house after dinner, and it was so good!
Then Sunday was, of course, Easter Sunday and we ran from Grandparents house to Grandparents house to visit and hunt Easter eggs. BoomPa and GiGi stopped by that evening to give the girls their Easter presents. Addison loves spending time with them!
Monday, I went to the new gym and enjoyed a nice workout! It felt so good to get back on the elliptical machine. I forgot what a good friend it was. I am hoping to shed the last 10 pregnancy pounds and maybe a few extra! Ha! I worked on editing the Hinson pics yesterday and today and I think I finally got them done. Yay! So, anyway, hopefully, I am back. I hate to leave you guys wondering if you should send out a search party since I haven’t been around.
Well, I had this super cute post planned out complete with pictures from Dad’s birthday dinner and a nice graduation photo of him, but my blog hates me this morning and refused to load them. Also, my coffee maker decided to quit working this morning.
Don’t worry, with a few threats and emptying out it’s water container, it came around and now I can enjoy my delicious coffee again.
Anyway, back to original thought, my Dad is turning 60 today. I cannot believe it. I’m sure he can’t either. Sarah and I thought it would be awesome to help him not feel 60 and bring him into the age of iPod. He has been working out lately(super-proud of you,Dad! Way to go!) and we thought he might like some tunes to listen to. But, you CANNOT reach a milestone birthday such a this one without receiving a few gag gifts. A 2 foot long remote control, and eye glass repair kit, a rubix cube, and my personal favorite, which is a huge family joke, applesauce and vasoline.
Dad, we love you. I am so glad you are here to celebrate your 60th birthday( You gave me quite a scare back in September and would appreciate it if you would refrain from doing that again.). I hope for many more. You are an amazing man and I couldn’t be happier or more proud that you are my father.
Happy Birthday, BoomPa!