I've been in denial with my age for a while now. My poor step kids have no clue how old I really am because every time they ask "how old are you? 27? 28? 26?" I just answer "yes" and change the subject. If age really is 'all in how you feel' why do people even bother to keep track? So, I'm not going to bother any more. It's all downhill from 30 anyway. :)
Despite my rather negative feelings towards the age, my birthday weekend really could not have been more awesome! Harry Potter 7, Part 1 had been promising to release on my bday weekend and the whole family was just peeing ourselves with anticipation! We even took the kids out of school on Friday to see it first thing in the morning (can you say - coolest parents ever!?). And let me just note that we are doing that again for any movie we can -- the matinee prices are ridiculously cheap compared to seeing it in the evening!
And the movie did not disappoint! It was AWESOME! My only complaint is waiting another 6 months to see the end.
|Not as many people at the early bird showing as we thought|
HP7 was the perfect way to start my birthday weekend and it all got better from there. We had an awesome stolen day with the kids on Friday. Miles let me sleep in until 10 AM on Saturday morning (truly amazing as he went to bed at 9 PM and slept a full 13 hours!). Saturday -- Tony and I cleaned and rearranged furniture in the loft for the party that night. And we successfully hid every last baby item!! That was one of our main goals when purchasing any baby necessity - will it fold away and disappear when we need it too? I love that in the morning the loft can look like baby central with every surface covered in baby toys and junk and by that very evening every last item can be folded up and put away and our loft can be reclaimed by the grownups... at least for a couple of hours.
Before the party we got to attend the lighting ceremony at the Main Street Gardens park and then Neimans downtown. I had never been before, but we will definitely be going every year from now on! They shut down Main St and it was packed full of people. The tree lighting at the park was fun (even though I still hate that pathetic wire excuse for a tree), but the lighting at Neiman Marcus was amazing! They had Santa on the roof with the Superman theme music playing. Then he propelled down the 9 story building with the grand finale being the lighting of the building and it was truly spectacular!
|Before the lights were turned on|
The actual party was super fun and mostly uneventful... until I opened my presents! I received some great gifts, but the highlight was definitely the egg cracker!
Although, I do appear to be enjoying them all!
|This has to be the softest robe I've ever felt!|
|Thanks Debbie for this fun new toy!|