Hello, my name is Shannon and I am THIRTY YEARS OLD.
:-/ It still doesn't sound right.
I had a great birthday (despite the fact that I am no longer in my twenties.) I took the afternoon off work and met Mike for lunch at Bandido's. Then, we went shopping! Mike and I really don't get each other birthday gifts since our birthdays are both so close to Christmas. Instead, we take each other shopping! I got some pretty awesome deals and some super sweet new duds (am I too old to say that now?) I even had time for a little snooze before picking the girls up from daycare!
In our house, it is a tradition that I fix your favorite meal on your birthday. In keeping with tradition, Mike decided that he would fix dinner for me! Mike doesn't cook so this was HUGE! I was so excited to not have to do anything! He fixed a chicken dish with green beans and pears... YUM-A-LICIOUS.
Click here for Mike's Italian Chicken printable recipe page!
I didn't even have to clean up after dinner! Instead, I went downstairs with the girls and put puzzles together and made awesome castles with blocks! Jaden asked me who was on my shirt so obviously I had to introduce the girls to a little Brit-Brit. We partied like it was 1999 (and I was turning 17 years old)!
Taylor got me mini Reese's PB cups and Jaden got me a "coffee card" to Starbucks! They definitely know their mama! Mike found one of my favorite infomercial products that I drooled over once. He remembered how obsessed I was and surprised me with it! I loved it :o)
On Tuesday, Mom (Dad was at work... Missed you, Dad!) treated Mike, the girls, and I to dinner at Casa! Jaden kept forgetting what the restaurant was called.
J: "What's it called again?"
J: "I keep saying 'Chinese.' Can I just call it Chinese?"
So at daycare she talked all day about going to "eat at Chinese." J is super picky so when Annie asked her what she ate at Chinese, she replied, "spaghetti!" Duh.
It was a great SHANuary celebration :o) Thanks to everyone that sent cards, commented on my blog, wrote emails, posted on my FB wall, texted, and called me on my special day! It meant so much to me and left me with a huge, stupid, 30-year-old grin on my face all day long :o)