Thursday, October 12, 2006

It's my first annual 29th birthday!

Hooray for me! I love my birthday. I'm selfish that way :) Iris just left with my friend to go to co-op for a couple of hours and Eloise is still sleeping, so I'm enjoying my birthday cuppa joe and blogging. Life is good!

Last night my friends Julie and Stephanie took me out to dinner at a great restaurant called El Camino. It's my absolute favorite place to eat out in Seattle. They make fantastic margaritas, which was very much a highlight for me. Unfortunately they serve them in pint glasses, so I was more than a bit tipsy by the time my dinner came. Luckily I just ate and ate and ate and we were at the restaurant long enough for the buzz to wear off before driving home. The waitress brought me flan with a candle in it and Stephanie ordered a decadent chocolate something-or-other, as well. Needless to say I fell right off the sugar wagon, but I will be getting right back on-- tomorrow. One of my birthday traditions the past few years is getting ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery, which we will be off to tonight!

Iris gave me a card that she and Matt made for me, it was very, very sweet. Matt said she insisted on putting a birthday cake on the card, so that's what he drew.

Not much else has been happening the past few days. I've been really exhausted because Iris is in her early rising phase again. She sort of goes back and forth between waking up at 7:00 and waking up at 9:30. We're in a 7:00 phase. She is also sleeping the whole night in her own bed, which I like, and she seems to like, as well. Her bed is about two feet from mine, but it's still her own bed! Eloise has also been going through a phase where she wakes up right when I want to go to bed and then I spend a good hour getting her to fall asleep, which means I don't get to sleep until at least midnight. On the plus side, she wakes up once to nurse in the night, once when Iris wakes up, and is still sleeping.

We're going to be taking Eloise to Bob Dylan tomorrow night, as well. A very nice mama from co-op is going to watch Iris. She offered to watch them both, but I will feel better about taking Eloise. And how cool will it be for her to say her first concert was Bob Dylan when she was less than two months old! A friend suggested I get wax ear plugs for her. They brought their daughter to a Seahawks game and tried that and she slept the whole time. Sounds good to me!

I don't have much planned for the day, well, I have a suprise later that I will share with you all, but other than that, today's just another mama day at home. I hope Iris takes it easy on me today. Yesterday she dumped her "coffee" all over the chair, was super sassy with her sister, didn't listen to me at all . . . it was a rough day.


  1. I think I know what your surprise tattoo-chick knows another...and if so, I'm so freakin' jealous!

    Happy Birthday Mama!

  2. Ooooo, that's a good guess! If I wasn't BFing that would absolutely be my birthday suprise!!!!!

  3. Happy B-day!! How awesome for baby to go to a Dylan concert! I went to an Elvis concert, in utero... if that counts for anything!

  4. Happy Birthday! My 3-0 happens next month... Ugh!
    I hope you have a wonderful day! Looking forward to your surprise!


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