Friday, May 22, 2009

It's my birthday and...CUTE!

It's my birthday! YAY! =) I love birthdays. My parents did an amazing job of making birthdays special when I was growing up. I believe my husband would say they did TOO good of a job! My Mom would go the whole 9 yards with decorating, a big pile of presents (which were also from my Dad, of course), an awesome home made cake, and a party. When I got married (at 21), I had come to expect such birthdays. Let's just say that my first married birthday was NOT a success. I am a teeeeny bit high maintenance on my birthdays. I couldn't understand why my husband (who comes from a family where birthdays are a little bit more low key) didn't decorate the house in streamers and balloons, fill a table with presents, make a cake for me, etc. It became a running joke that I haven't made it through a single married birthday with out crying. That may or may not still be the case (HEY- I'm SO pregnant, I'm ALLOWED to cry whenever I feel like it though!). I think Alan prefers me to be pregnant on my birthdays because I don't have the energy to be AS high maintenance as I can sometimes be. It was a WONDERFUL day and he did a great job of making me feel special. We have both come a long way. =) Jackson sang me happy birthday three times although two of the three times he said "Happy Birthday dear Jackson" instead of "dear Mommy" which he thought was hilarious. We had a nice dinner out just the two of us while our good friends Cory and Melynda baby-sat which was so relaxing! It was a great chance to enjoy it being just the two of us before the craziness ensues on Monday! A family of FOUR- that sounds so big!
I got a lot of great birthday cards and gifts and phone calls, but one of my FAVORITE things I got today was a gift for Jackson and baby Chase! My friend, Brenda whom I know through my 2006 online mommy board sent me some of her amazing creations! She's an incredible seamstress and made these absolutely adorable outfits for the boys!!
From Spring 2009

Jackson cheesin it up as usual. He immediately goes into weird smile mode when a camera appars! But check out that ADORABLE shirt. He especially loved it because he has recently seen "Wall-E" which is all about robots so he insisted on wearing the shirt as soon as I opened the package and walked around going "Wall-E! Eva! Wall-E" and he thought it was SO funny that Baby Chase ended up with a matching outfit. He is still very excited that they get to match so we'll have to get a picture of them together in their outfits very soon!!
From Spring 2009

It's crazy how huge Jackson's shirt looks next to that outfit! And it fits him perfectly! I guess my baby isn't a baby anymore!
From Spring 2009

Close up of Chase's outfit.
From Spring 2009

Close up of Jackson's shirt!
THANK YOU, Brenda!!


♥ LyNnE ♥ said...

OMG those are awesome!!!!!!

Marianne B Dean said...

Hey friend! Happy late birthday! I am soooo enjoying our blogger-comment-conversations! I am also so thrilled for you--your little one will arrive in just a day or so!! What a wonderful late birthday present--not being pregnant anymore AND a snuggly wonderful little newborn!!

piersonam said...

Those outfits are soooo cute! I think you should make a point of trying to have Jackson and Chase match as often as possible... and maybe even get them to match Gpa as well. :)