I originally wrote this on my birthday in 2017, but it still applies! We’re always trying to find fun things to do with our boys on a dime! Signing up for free birthday treats is a great way to celebrate a birthday cheaply!
Funny how being an adult and having a birthday is so different from when we were kids. I’m not complaining. I’m noticing the differences.
For example, the twins didn’t care it was my birthday. Last night they were up and down and up again for 2 hours. And yes, I should be in bed instead of posting this in case they do it again tonight.
Then this morning I woke up early to call the doc for an appt. Needed an antibiotic to get over some crud. Got the appt in the morning like I’d hoped. Started my day off with going to the doctor. How fun. Super thankful for my mom for running over to watch the boys. Going to the doc wasn’t my number 1 choice, but feeling better is. Worth it.
Free Starbucks was next. Excellent. One of my favorite things about my birthday. I got the Venti (free, ya’ll!) Mocha with caramel and I didn’t get the skinny (nasty) version today. Because birthday.
Mom took me out to lunch at Chipotle. YUM. My favorite. I think they cooked it extra special today, just for me. We also took a few minutes to look in Hobby Lobby. The boys didn’t super want to cooperate so we made it a short trip, but it was a good time. I love Hobby Lobby 🙂
Luke surprised me and took the afternoon off, so went to go see Thor Ragnarok. Interesting movie. Good. But interesting. I hadn’t been to a movie in a long time so that was a huge treat!
We picked the boys up from my parents’ where Mom was watching them during the movie. They were grumpy grumpy after naps. That’s kinda been the mood of late after naps and I just don’t understand it. Shouldn’t they be refreshed and little angels to everyone around them? I tried to explain that it was my birthday and I wasn’t in the mood, but it didn’t help much. Then we had to run a few errands on our way home. Trying to run a few errands with grumpy babies wasn’t too much fun. But necessary. Needed some groceries. It was a great birthday treat in reality because now I don’t have to worry about what to have for breakfast tomorrow!
Went to IHOP for free birthday pancakes. Oops. Saw after we got there that we were at the wrong location. The server asked the manager and he was kind enough to honor the deal. We enjoyed a nice quiet dinner thanks to Blippi (a YouTube show haha) and watched the WSU basketball game on Luke’s phone. And don’t even think about hatin’ on my choice of IHOP for dinner. Not only did I truly enjoy my bacon, eggs, and pancakes, but the boys ate EVERYTHING I gave them and I didn’t have to cook it or clean up. Also, we probably looked like THOSE parents watching Luke’s phone and letting the boys watch mine, but it was truly the best birthday gift ever to have a quiet meal with basketball on.
The boys were exceptionally fussy this evening. We got them to bed not a moment too soon. But really, it wasn’t terrible. Just part of my grown-up birthday.
In the middle of all this I got a million and a half fb messages, texts, videos, all reminding me that I am loved and that y’all remembered me on my birthday. It was fun. It was an extra special part of an excellent birthday. Thank you 🙂