Thanks for all the birthday wishes on Facebook, emails, cards and comments! I had a great birthday celebrating with my family- the only way I'd be happy!
This morning was extra special because I got to go in late to work to take Andrew to the audiologist. Yeah, who knew I'd be celebrating taking Andrew to the doctor!? It was extra special time with my buddy. We had breakfast together and sang to Elmo in the car. Dropping him off at school was the worst part of the day, though...for both of us! I think he thought we were going to spend the day together (oh how I wish...) and he screamed and was reaching for me when I left. It was pure torture. Of course I called after 15 minutes and he had forgotten all about me. :)
My sweet husband had a beautiful bouquet of flowers delivered to school today! I was so excited! They are so pretty and look like fall. I couldn't decide if I should leave them at school to enjoy them on my desk, or bring them home. I ended up bringing them home so I could enjoy them more this evening! I just love flowers!
The original plan for this evening was to head to Ames and eat out at my all time favorite restaurant, Hickory Park. We still ended up doing this, but the second part of the plan didn't work out. I really wanted to go to the Reiman Gardens at Iowa State University to take Andrew to the Butterfly House and to see the exhibit there- they have "dinosaurs" set up throughout the gardens and I know he'd love it. We found out when we got there that they were closed! :( I was sad because I really had wanted to do this for my birthday. The first birthday I had after my dad passed away 6 years ago, we went to the Butterfly House and it was so special. Butterflies land all over you and it just made me feel like my dad was there. I loved it. We hope to get back there sometime this month before the dinosaur exhibit is over. We'll have to go on a weekend since they close early on weeknights.
We still had fun at Hickory Park (how could you not?) They sang to me and I got a free brownie sundae, my favorite! I didn't get many pictures, but here are a few...
Andrew was being silly and making everyone laugh, as usual (including everyone in the restaurant!)
Looking positively angelic...BBQ sauce on the face and all!
The best part of my day!
Thanks again for all the birthday wishes! I am so blessed to have such wonderful family and friends!