Monday, January 30, 2012

A (Belated) Birthday

This year my birthday was weird because we didn't get to celebrate until 2 weeks later. But we did get to drag out the celebrating over a two week period, so that was nice.

All four of us came down with a stomach bug the day before my actual birthday, so we were not up for celebrating  the next day.
Finally feeling a bit normal the day after my birthday, the kids were up and watching "Veggie Tales"

Later that day Gabriella helped me make birthday cupcakes. 

She also helped eat them! 

On Saturday we were supposed to celebrate at my parent's house, but my mom was super sick. So Matt watched all four of our nieces and nephews and Gabriella so my sis-in-law and I could go to the mall for an hour by ourselves. Then he took me out to dinner at Sizzler. He took Gabriella to the buffet line and let her pick out what foods she wanted. She thought it was awesome!

We had a Buy-One Get-One-Free coupon so we got the lobster and colossal shrimp & steak. I'm allergic to seafood so Matt got to eat all the seafood. He was stuffed afterwards!

On Monday Gabriella helped me make some Gluten Free cookies that were an exact replica of  Girl Scout Samoas. They were AMAZING!!! Check out the recipe GF Samoas

On the 30th we finally were all well and ready to celebrate. James was with Jonny and he had fun playing with Xander and Gabriella. He is so gentle with the younger kids. It is cute to watch them play together.  

Jonathan watching all 3 kids while Mom and I made dinner

Mmmmm! My standard birthday dinner order: chicken cordon bleu, broccoli, mashed potatoes and Jell-O. My mom rocks!!

After pie, Jonathan had to try out Xander's toy too.