BIRTHDAY to Glenda!
Wishing you a day filled with Pooh hugs, Tigger bounces, Hunny Bs, and
weather has been weird lately. Yesterday was hot as heck, then today
it was cold and rainy. Luckily it cleared and warmed up by the afternoon.
Ashlyn and I went birthday toy-shopping for some of our friend's kids.
are so neat nowadays...I love the Leap
Frog line of toys and I can't wait until Ashlyn's old enough to
play with them. It incorporates learning with sounds, lights, and interactive
buttons. We didn't have stuff like that when I was a kid. I had a lot
of stuffed animals (and still do) and some board games. Do you remember
The Giggle Stick? It's this plastic tubular thing that made gurgling
giggle sounds when you violently shake the stick up and down. I had
hours of fun with that thing. My family lived on a tight budget when
I was growing up, so we didn't have a lot of toys. Wil and I relied
on our creativity when playing. We would hop on my bed and and call
it a "boat"....and sometimes I'd purposely fall off and cry,
"Help...save me!" then Wil (with her scrawny arms) would have
to help pull me up. I'd make it really hard for her too. HAHAHAHA! Hmmm,
what else?...we played "school" and "house" a lot
or messed around with my parent's stuff in the garage. I also played
"mad scientist" by catching bugs and stuff and keeping them
in different jars or doing "tests" on them (ie..dropping a
slug in a glass with Alka-Seltzer). *Ew!*...ever see green foam? Yeah,
I was such a grody lil' girl. =P We rode our bikes all the time and
rollerskated. Ahhhhh...the good ol' days!
I bought all the gifts and picked up a bunch of toys for Ashlyn too.
That girl wanted EVERYTHING!...she was reaching for everything down
every aisle. *shake head*
Glenda met me at the house around 6pm. We chatted a bit while I fed
Ashlyn dinner. Then I took Glenda out to dinner at Honda-Ya. It wasn't
as busy as I'm used to it being. We took off our shoes and sat in the
Tatamie room. We had sushi, sashimi, yakitori, and ordered a bunch of
little dishes to share. Ashlyn laid next to me, playing with one of
her new toys. Glenda and I sat there for a long time and caught up on
eachother's lives. It's been a while since I last seen or talked to
her and I was really surprised....no, stunned...that she didn't have
tonight already booked. Especially with the many suitors that has to
take a number to take her out. We both had a great time...oh, and our
waiter was a cutie too! *wink* hehehehe We made it back home in time
for "Felicity" and hung out some more while I baked cookies,
then she left shortly after Aric got home from school.
Pictures from tonight:
making a wish
556 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92780
Tel: (714) 832-0081
in her jammies
wearing the sweater that her great grandmother knitted for her. HAHAHA!
pics of the day