12:12 PM

Happy Birthday/Father's Day!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 (continued...)

So Saturday Brian and I had reservations at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Amazing hotel. Amazing view. Olivia got us a VIP table at BlackFinn and Brian had to dress nice (sans baseball cap) and take me out. We walked and shopped and had a blast :) We met up with Olivia and Amanda Kidd at BlackFinn about 10:30 pm but about 1:30 am I was exhausted and Brian and I walked back to the hotel. The night was so clear and the stars we're so bright. We slept with the cutains open and we were high enough that the city lights didn't obstruct our view of the sky. Simply amazing. It was the best birthday I have EVER had hands down.

The most amazing hotel bed ever. Memory foam sleeper, down sheets, feather pillows. Ah. Worth. every. penny.I'm the one that looks albino next to these girls who have time to go and tan. Sheesh. I love them anyway.Yep. I did. I walked home with no shoes on... Good thing I had that amazing over-sided tub to shower in :)

Sunday we ate some yummy breakfast and headed back home for a Father's Day cookout at my Uncle's. We also celebrated my big 2-4 with the family. Kaleb and Brian are literally the spitting image of one another. It kills me to see the faces they make! I made Brian this beautiful scrapbook frame. I got the idea from Dani and Brian ate it up. He read the poem in the frame and just cried gigantic alligator tears. Of course, it started the whole cycle and the entire room was crying by the end of the reading. Here are some of my favortie pictures:

Kaleb was obviously jealous of all my birthday attention.

Have I mentioned the way they feel about water?

Opening his Father's Day gift.

I still cannot believe this picture. Look at those faces. Kaleb is like a mini-Brian.

Daddy, take my hand in yours and you will plainly see, How very much I need you now to love and care for me. Then as my little hand grows, I will need you even more. Everything I do in life, I have never done before. Teach me to be kind and loving, sharing and forgiving.Show me through your acts of love the pure joy of living. The years will pass by quickly and one day I will be grown. I will pass what you have taught me on to children of my own. Hold me always in your thoughts and remember when we are apart, The special love between a child and daddy's heart. (The poem inside his frame)

Get's me everytime. It was a great weekend!