Anyway, my birthday was on Saturday the 12th, and we started the "celebrating" on Thursday. My parents both came to visit and we spent the day shopping at IKEA/watching Grayson be cute. That night we all went out for a hibachi dinner. It was our first time taking Grayson to a hibachi place, and we lucked out and he slept for the first part. But of course he woke up right before the guy started cooking and stayed awake the rest of the time. Luckily the big fire didn't seem to freak him out, and we ended up having a really nice dinner.
My parents left Friday morning and Grayson and I spent the rest of the day being super lazy. I even laid down with him for his nap around 4 that afternoon. He woke us up about 4:30, and right before 5 we were hanging out in the living room when the doorbell rang. Addie started barking like a psycho and I waited to see if the person would go away because I was in sweats with gross hair and no makeup. They rang the doorbell again, so I gave in. When I opened the door, my best friend Rachel was standing there! I was absolutely shocked. She has been really good at surprising me lately, and Arsen has been good at keeping things a secret. Needless to say, I was super excited to see her and it improved my weekend by about a million percent.
Saturday Rachel took me out for lunch at Chuy's, which is probably my favorite place ever to eat. I'm pretty much addicted at this point. I crave their queso on a regular basis, and I swear they have the best coke around. If you're a devout coke drinker like myself then you know that everyone's coke tastes a little different. Anyway....after lunch she took me to get pedicures, which I haven't had done in forever. It was so much fun and super relaxing. I'm pretty sure we talked for about four hours straight. Even though I missed my little guy, it's nice to get out and do non-mama things every once in awhile.
That night we went to our favorite sushi restaurant here in Frisco, Kotta Sushi Lounge, and had what was the best sushi dinner of my life. Totally serious. We got four rolls, and every single one of them was amazing. Grayson has turned into just the best baby ever, and he was happy as could be for the entire dinner. We came home and decided to watch Hangover 3, which was just as hilariously ridiculous as the others, and then went to bed immediately after. Super low-key evening, which was exactly what I wanted.
Sunday Rach had to go back home, so after I went and got a massage at 10, we all went to brunch at a local place called Lemon Bar that has become our favorite new brunch spot. After a bit of lounging around she left for Tulsa and I hung out with the boys and Addie Jane for the rest of the day. I'm not kidding when I say it was the perfect birthday weekend, which is hilarious. I had just one glass of champagne on Saturday night, was in bed before 1 AM both nights, and didn't do anything extravagant at all. It's truly crazy how quickly life can change and how much you can love it.
So here's to my 29th year. I have a feeling it's going to be my best one yet.