Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Birthday Week

I guess I should post something about our birthdays . . . since I had one, too, and all. I don't usually post things about gifts, but since this year was extra special, I thought I'd mention what Steve and I did for each other.

My gift came a little early. . . in June. Here's a hint:



Wicked was AMAZING. I've never been to a musical of this caliber before, and although we were up in the balcony, it pretty much knocked my socks off. But one of the best parts of the evening (aside being child-free for a few hours) was getting to wear white slacks and heels and strut around San Francisco for a few minutes. It was a far cry from the t-shirts and jeans I've been wearing every day for the last 3 or so years. I miss wearing nice clothes.

Steve also had a life-long first. . . being excited about shoe shopping. He's been wanting a pair of these crazy-looking shoes for a while now and we decided to get him some.



If you've never seen these before, here's the website. The first time I saw these were on the feet of my OB/GYN when I was pregnant with Ivy. You can wear these to run, walk, and do just about anything else in. The idea to simulate going barefoot. Walking around outside on uneven surfaces barefoot stimulates the feet and exercises them, as well as the lower legs, more than stiff, constricting athletic shoes do. They'll help to improve balance and agility, among other things. Once you get use to them, I hear they're really great. (Steve's still in that phase. After his first jog in them yesterday he hobbled down the stairs a few hours later because his calves were sore.)

The weekend before our birthdays, Steve's mom came and took the kids back to Sacramento with her overnight so we could have Saturday to ourselves. (Thanks again!!) It was lovely, to say the least. We got to attend the temple (which is rare these days), go out for sushi (just as rare), and saw Inception (oh yeah. . . movie theaters exist). We picked up the girls on Sunday and then our actual birthdays (I thought) were going to be rather uneventful.

Until I got roses from Steve that morning and some of my friends here threw me a surprise (sorta... I knew the night before :)) lunch/play date!



Thanks girls!!! And thanks for the gifts!! I'm going to have really good hair and a nice stash of recipes for the next month or so :)

Let's see, what else....

Oh, I made us an ice cream birthday cake. Probably the best ice cream cake I've ever had. Seriously. And we went out for Indian on the 18th, which is "our" birthday (the day between our birthdays when we always try to do something together).



Oh yeah, and my dearest friend Sarah made me a "hottie wife" apron. Check it out...



I know, right?

9 comments:

Sarah Junsay said...

Seriously, who could look hotter in such a cute apron with cute earrings and awesome hair!?! It was so fun to spoil you on your day. Welcome to the 30's!!

And those shoes look really crazy! Good luck Steve!!

ElegantSnobbery said...

Oh my goodness, that is the CUTEST apron! And Wicked! *dies of jealousy* I haven't seen that, but want to!! So glad you had a great birthday!!

Heather said...

Yay! What an awesome birthday! You deserve it, especially turning 30!

Kathryn said...

Look at you, hot momma! heehee! I'm sorry I couldn't make it to your "surprise" birthday party. Looks like you had a great time.

I'm jealous about Wicked, too! Isn't it so great being childless in SF for a few hours?? It makes me feel so cosmopolitan ;)

Natalie said...

I know I missed you that day! I told Sophie that Josie might be there and she got really excited. One morning last week I asked her where she wanted to go and she said, "Josie's house."

And yes... cosmopolitan is the perfect word. :)

Jessica said...

Wow, wicked. How fun! You look adorable in that apron. Happy Birthday!

Jodi said...

Glad you had such a great day! Love the apron! Those shoes look...interesting. I have never seen them before but love being barefoot so the concept is appealing to me. Wonder what my patients would think if I showed up to work wearing a pair of those! Also, as much as I love my kids, I am loving (more & more) those kid-less times, rare as they are. I love just being with my hubby and am glad you two got to do some fun things!

Mary said...

Thanks for the garlic tip Nat! I'm paranoid about relapsing (my throat was starting to get itchy the other day) so I've decided to try it. Is it weird that I'm not that grossed out by eating a clove of garlic straight? :)

Cassia said...

So the shoes look odd, but I really like the concept. Honestly, I'd be all for staying barefoot if it weren't for hot side walk, stiff weeds/grass, etc. So neat idea! :) And it sounds like you both had wonderful birthdays - yay! :)