I turned 36 today. It just didn't seem like my birthday this year for some reason. I'm not afraid of 36 or anything, it just kind of snuck up on me. Is that a sign I'm getting old? It was a rather unusual week to say the least, but we pulled through as usual.
I finally picked a place and felt completely guilty about not taking Riley with us to celebrate. Being almost 3, he's not the most pleasant person to have around in public while we are trying to enjoy a meal. I couldn't think of any "kid-friendly" places that sounded good for my birthday dinner, so I chose an UN-kid-friendly place when my wonderful mother-in-law offered to babysit.
To ease my guilt, I stopped at a cutie little cupcake and coffee spot after work (Cupprimo) and picked up 3 cupakes for us to have BEFORE dinner. White on white for Riley, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip for me, and Chocolate Chocolate for Russ. We had candles in each one and sang "Happy Birthday" three times.
After the birthday celebration with Riley, we met Mom and Gary at Gumbo's.
The food and the wine were fabulous, the beer was nasty as usual (but only to Mom and I), and our waitress was spectacular. It was a lovely evening! Thanks to our parents who made it happen. It felt like a birthday after all!!