How did I spend the actual day, you ask? Well, first I got up and spent some one-on-one time with Joshua, which I (almost) always love. Then I pampered myself with a pedicure at Bonny Nails (I think this should be a yearly tradition) and came home to a completely clean kitchen--one of my birthday presents from my sweet husband. Thank you, my love!
We next loaded up in my sister's van and we all drove down to the BYU Games Center for...bowling! Joshua had never been "real" bowling before, but we figured he'd have fun since he loves it on the Wii. Even with bumpers, my scores were abysmal, but I blame the fact that it had been probably at least five years, mayb six, and I was out of practice.
After bowling, we spent some time at the Lees' while Maggie got a nap, and then we loaded up again and went to Texas Roadhouse for dinner :) Quite tasy! Chicken, sweet potato, part of a roll...yummy stuff. I think Joshua ate like four rolls in addition to his hot dog and some corn. Oh, and I made sure they didn't sing to me. At least, they didn't offer and I didn't volunteer the information that it was my birthday.
We then went back to the Lees' and had birthday cake. Kirsti was sweet enough to bake it for me (Cody was fine with letting her do that, since his baking prowess is a little lacking), and it was absolutely delicoius--carrot cake recipe courtesy of my sister-in-law Shelly. SO good. Cody and I finished up the night watching Thor on our couch, with me sleeping through some of it and going to bed shortly thereafter. So, all in all, a very good day :)
I'm sure you want to see pictures, so here are a few (gotta get some from Kirsti on their camera, as my phone battery died by the end of the day).
First up, Cody and Joshua bowling together. I love Joshua's pose as he watches his ball sloooowly make it down the lane:
I love this kid!
Me bowling...yeah, I'm going so fast it's blurry. But don't let that fool you. Even with bumpers, my highest score was 100. Yep.
I love having my sisters close by...at least we got one last birthday celebration together before Brianne moves away later this year. Anyway, here's Brianne, Kirsti, her husband Rich, and their daughter Maggie:
I just thought this was hilarious. Apparently Maggie loves to hang out in her toybox. She just climbed right in and sat there for a while
This is my beautiful carrot cake. I love the decoration on top (guess there wasn't room to write "Happy Birthday"):
This was actually Sunday night...Joshua said he had a headache, and the next thing I knew, he was curled up on the couch asleep. He NEVER does that. Poor kid must have celebrated too much the day before :P Doesn't he just look so sweet sleeping? I never really get to see him like this anymore.
Oh, and one final thing: About two years ago, Cody and I were having a discussion about the future of our family. We've been wanting to add to our family for a while, but health and finances have been a little contrary. Well, for some reason, I told Cody that I wanted to be pregnant again by either our 5th anniversary (last August) or my 30th birthday. Well...I made it :) My birthday next year will have one more Alleman with which to celebrate...can't wait!