Friday was my birthday. It was a regular day. I had to go to work and all that. I picked up take-out and a movie on my way home. It was crazily windy and stormy and dark and cool out and it felt like fall which I hate. By the time I opened my gifts and we ate dinner and got the girls in bed Eric was falling asleep on the couch, so no movie.
But Saturday was pretty! We went to the zoo (along with 13,529 other people who had the same idea.) We've been planning to go all summer. We bought a membership so we can keep going all year and take friends with us. It was pretty nice all day. It didn't get too warm until close to the time that we were going to leave. The girls were getting all sweaty and the Pheebs had a faux-hawk which I unfortunately did NOT get a picture of.
On our way there we saw some signs for a puppet show they are doing, Xtinkshun (or something like that.)
Guess what? The puppets were everywhere. There were small stages set up throughout the zoo and we would walk around a corner and there would be a stage with a little puppet show going on! Oops. She actually did pretty well. We only stopped and watched one show and while she clung to my leg the whole time she didn't cry or insist that we leave, and when we talked about it afterward she said she wasn't scared.
(This week is VBS and there will be a puppet show every night. We haven't told her yet. Ack.)
Anyway! Saturday was a nice day and I think we all had an enjoyable time. I'm sure Peabody would have enjoyed herself more if we would have let her out of the stroller more but overall she did really well. We even went to the bird "moobie." It was very pleasant to sit quietly in air conditioning for fifteen minutes.
After the Sunday morning service we all went to 52 for pizza and birthday cake. Eric had another mysterious gift with a card. I had no idea what it could be and honestly didn't even try to figure it out. He had me open it with everyone gathered around ... and it was a NOOKcolor!
So, overall, it was a great birthday. Even though I didn't want to turn thirty, I can't complain about the way I turned thirty. Eric did a great job of making it a special weekend. He put a lot of thought into it and that means so much to me. What a wonderful husband God has given me. :) What a wonderful family I have, too! Sweet girlies and -- on both sides -- fantastic parents and brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews ... I am so blessed.