Okay, so I'm posting these out of order but since blogging is taking the place of journaling (is that a word?), I'm putting this in. :) This year, on August 13th, Brian turned 31! Birthday's around here tend to be a several day celebration (and why shouldn't they be?) since we have both sides of our families and our own family to party with. It started a few days before his birthday when the mailman delivered his present wet, so he had to open to see if it was damaged in case a return was needed. The kids and I got him a Kinect for his XBox and thankfully it wasn't ruined! Brian was shocked, which is what I always hope for. Woo-hoo! With the Edling side of the family, my mother-in-law made Brian his favorite dinner that she cooks and he requested that I make hot fudge sundae cake (it's a play on Bob Big Boys famous dessert). We opened presents, played games and the kids ran wild as is usually the case when all the little cousins get together. I'm so mad at myself for forgetting the camera!! Bad wife!
The next day the kids and I made him breakfast in bed (no one was burned which is reason to celebrate right there). After he was done eating, the kiddos gave him a special candy-gram and then we got ready to go out. We met my mom and Jonathan at Irvine Regional Park to celebrate. I made a sub sandwich picnic complete with cupcakes and mom brought the drinks. We had our picnic and then visited the attractions. This place is so busy! We love it there! Mom and Jonathan were a huge help with the kids,so that's awesome! I tried to limit the pictures but there's still a quite a bit. Bare with me....oh, and Dad was still recovering from surgery and couldn't attend.
It's just a small zoo with mostly CA animals, but the kids love it!
|I love the look he's giving her!|
Waiting to watch the bears feed...
|paw size difference between a grizzly and a black bear. The black bears 600lbs seems pretty tiny by comparison!|
Boat Ride on the Lake
|there were races...but they didn't end well hahaha|