Sunday, May 1, 2011

Birthday Week

I believe that a birthday is not just one day, but a whole week. People have to be nice to you the whole week. Well, hopefully people are nice just because it's good to be nice. But, for the the birthday week we have to be especially nice. That's what I use to say as a kid anyways. Being the youngest of 7 you can get teased a lot. So, I would use that as a way for my siblings to remember as a kid. "Hey be nice, it's my birthday week." It worked for the most part. So, having said that, if you didn't get a chance to call Stephen on his birthday, or e-mail him, or facebook, whichever it's not too late to tell him you love him and Happy Birthday!! For his Birthday I got him "Sherlock Holmes" the movie, and "Iron Man 2" and he loves them. We had a small party yesterday, not much, the usual: pizza, soda, cake, some fruit and veggies. Our friend Valerie who is about 4 or 5 months pregnant did something very pregnant and spread the hummus dip on her pizza. hmmm... i usually use it for sugar snap peas, but I'll have to try putting it on pizza. We had a good turnout, a total of 12-13 people (not including ourselves) that came. Luckily they all came in stages (because our apartment isn't huge) from 3:30-ish, and the last people left at like 8. Sorry, I forgot to take pictures, too busy socializing. Before the party Stephen and some friends went to a Utah Defensive League Pistol Match and had a blast. By the way it snowed yesterday. (These are pictures from our apartment window)


*sigh* That's one thing I hate about Utah. Winter and Summer tend to hog the other seasons. I'm the type of person that likes 4 very distinct seasons. I like them to start on time and end on time. Each season should get 3 months. Period. But what can ya do. James was sick again this last week. The usual, runny nose, sneezing, and coughing. Now I'm starting to feel a little tickle in my nasal passage as well. grrr. James learned some new words this week: hot, two, and okay. I'm glad he's starting to understand "hot" so that now I can use it to refer to something that can hurt him or is dangerous. "No" has pretty much lost meaning for him. BTW I made myself a spring skirt. See.


Have a good week!

5 comments:

Becky said...

Hummus is really good on pizza. I love it. Happy birthday Steve. And that skirt is really cute, Melinda.

linda said...

Happy Birthday Week, Stephen! I like the idea of celebrating for the whole week. I'm glad that you were able to have fun despite the snow. (Who would think of snow when it is almost May?) I agree with Melinda that seasons should have the decency to appear on schedule, although I do remember something Biblical about the seasons being in upheaval in the last days...

That skirt is WAY cute. I will have to try to copy it.

clutchmonkey said...

Happy Birthday Stephen! Sherlock Holmes is a fun movie. I second the cuteness of the skirt-with a wonderful smocked waist. You have become such a talented seamstress Melly Sue. Now if only I could drag my machine out and resume the passion I used to have for it! You've got snow, we've got rain. I'd probably take our Portland rain over snow into May. Ugh. When will the skies shine blissful, unhindered sun rays for more than a few minutes?!

MindyD said...

Happy Birthday Stephen! We were thinking of you on your day, just didn't let you know. ooops.
I love the skirt. Did you use rows of elastic in the smocking?

A Wink and a Smile said...

Yes, I did use rows of elastic in the smocking. It's super easy. Nice catch Mindy.