18 November 2008
Happy Birthday to Megan...a wee bit late...
November 15th was Megan's birthday and we traveled to the Austin area to help celebrate. It was a very busy weekend for her - helping a friend who is getting married in a couple of weeks with her "bridal hair-do" appointment, helping me get the kids photographed for my Christmas card photo, getting ready for a baby shower she was hosting the next day, HAVING COMPANY (us!) and on top of all that, nursing a head cold.
Getting "old" ain't for sissies. :) I can say that since she's ONLY 28! I'm 51 and still recooping...
And I did be sure to gift the traditional "birthday slipper pair". Some things are just sacred and can't be messed with.
But while she was out helping Lonna decide on her bridal "do", we were scurrying around at home trying to get some things done to surprise her with later on that day. I baked a chocolate cake (which for someone who is swearing off carbs for, oh, probably the rest of her life, was a labor of LOVE since it smelled so durn good....Kennedy was right there to help me be strong and do all the beater licking of cake batter and icing...such a sacrifice on her part). Then we got flowers to arrange. We sealed up the cake in the "cake taker" and Tim hid it in the kid's shower under some towels. We swore Kennedy to silence.
After getting the kid's pictures taken, we headed to P.F. Chang's for some serious birthday chow. We had the perfect table in a corner which, if you've ever dined out with kids in a nice place, is the optimum dining pleasure location for both the other patrons and ourselves. The kids aren't so overstimulated by all the noise which is huge. If you've ever eaten at P.F. Chang's, you'll know how loud it can be! Shoot, I'M overstimulated when we leave (as well as hoarse from trying to talk over everyone else and be heard) so the corner table was a real boon!
Then on the way home we talked about how another birthday was over, how they kind of waned as you got older, etc. Then when we got home, Tim lit all the candles on the cake in the bathroom while we kept Megan in the kitchen. Then the "amazing blaze" came forth with us singing and she WAS surprised! Then gifts came out and we had a proper birthday party at the end of a very long day for her.