On Thursday evening, I had my birthday dinner. We didn't go out Wednesday evening because #1. That was my Juicy Juice party and I knew I'd be eating lots of pizza during the day and #2. That is the day that the Evil Twin always goes to the Chinese buffet with his co-workers and they eat until nearly comatose. We both realized that neither of us would be super hungry at dinner time, so we just decided to wait.
It was my choice - of course, but I couldn't really pin down where I wanted to go. Finally, I asked Buddy if he wanted to go to the "place where we can throw peanuts on the floor" (Logan's Roadhouse) and he was more than okay with that.
We left the house immediately after the Evil Twin got home from work, so we were there by 5 ish. I had a feeling, though, that most of the restaurants around town would be crowded because it was the first sunny semi-warm day we've had in forever and it was close enough to the weekend to pretend it IS the weekend.
I was right. But, we only had to wait a minute while they cleared a table off for us. I saw an unbelievable display of "humanity" walk through those doors in that one moment though.
We were seated and ordered. The kids had a great time cracking peanuts and then throwing the shells on the floor. Sissy would just bang them on the table until she cracked one, then would excitedly exclaim (each time, as if it was a new revelation), "Look, a PEANUT inside!" (what else might one find in a peanut shell???) LOL.
After our food arrived, a young couple with their little boy and infant daughter, in the carseat/carrier were seated at 2 o' clock from my line of vision. When she (the mom) sat down, I was treated to a full view of about 2 inches of her ass crack.
I said to the Evil Twin, "I don't want to hear another word about my low slung pants. Ass crack right behind you." And he said, "I'm not looking." Then, I said, "Sweet young thing." So, of course, he looked and kept looking! LOL. I even got my camera out at one point and took a pic of the Evil Twin and Buddy, then plotted to turn the camera quickly and snap the ass crack - not that I care, but I thought it was funny. I just couldn't stir up the courage. Her husband was sitting to her left and I was afraid to be caught by him. LOL.
We also saw lots of really morbidly obese people shuffle through. It was great. When we left, I remarked to the Evil Twin, "Wow! Nothing like mud flaps and butt cracks!"
On the way home, we stopped at a big box hardware store and bought 8 (eight) 50lb bags of play sand for the sand box we had bought the weekend before.
We chose this one:
The kids LOVE it!
I also got my new hammock in on Wednesday, but wanted to wait until Thursday evening to put it up:
Not the best shot, I know, but I need to wear it in a bit. I did sit in it for a moment and it's very comfortable.
And I did take pictures of my cake, but not until after it was cut. The kids were soooo anxious to; "get to it", I barely had time to make a wish and blow my one candle out! :-)
The side view, above. You can see why they call it a "checkerboard" cake.
And the top view:
Around here, we like to really maximize the celebration time for birthdays. So, I typically celebrate my birthday from April 22 to Mother's Day - whenever that falls (that second Sunday in May). I figure, "Why not?" Both days are for ME, ME, ME, right?
One more thing, before I go: one of the moms from my playgroup asked about a certain bush or shrubbery thing we have in our yard. She remarked how lovely it is and I agree that it's pretty, but I have no clue what it is: