Today was a nice lazy Saturday. Ashlyn got up around 9am...I played with her till Aric woke up, then while he played with her, I crawled back into bed and slept another hour. We spent the first half of the day at home, just doing odd-n-end stuff. Aric and I are planning a dinner for Ashlyn's first birthday. After researching restaurants and other party venues, we decided to just have the party at our house, and have it catered. Ashlyn's such a spoiled lil' girl....she's having a party here and another one up North. But it won't be like this every year. We figured her first birthday is a big deal (plus, we were lazy parents and never threw her a Red Egg and Ginger Party). =P

Aric, Ashlyn, and I went to South Coast Plaza to exchange some of my birthday gifts. I don't usually like exchanging my birthday gifts. I think it's kinda rude. But I'm flattered that my friends think I could still fit a size "small". =D *giggle*
The mall was even more crowded than usual! A photo tent was set up at the center carousel area...and tons of kids formed a line, awaiting their turn to be photographed with SpongeBob SquarePants. WHO?! Dunno who he is, but I'm sure I will in time. hehehehe

Aric patiently shopped with me all afternoon...even asked if I needed to stop into Sephora. Okay, who are you and what did you do to my husband?! I swear, since returning from my vacation, Aric has been REALLY REALLY nice. Not that he wasn't before, but now it's just scary!
Afterwards, we went to BestBuy and he picked up a portable CD player for his trip to China.
Peg: "I have one if you want."
Aric: "But does it also play MP3s?"
Peg: *nodding* "No."

The weather drastically changed...all week it was super hot, but today was gloomy, cold, and drizzly. It started raining as we left the mall. My father-in-law called and was in the area. We met up with him and Netty for dinner at Natraj's Tandoori at The Marketplace. We haven't had Indian food in a long time. It was a nice change. After dinner, they came over to play with Ashlyn some more. My father-in-law and Netty stayed till close to 11pm.

So much for NOT updating everyday...it's weird. When I have the choice not to update as often.. suddenly, I have so much to say. Strange.

Ashlyn watching Teletubbies (yeah, I know...she sits too close to the TV)


oops...fell over

Ashlyn's pics of the day

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