I had a great birthday yesterday. I woke up and cuddled with Eva for a while. I cleaned the house a bit but was for the most part lazy all day. I didn't get any schoolwork done or do anything productive, which I slightly regret since finals are quickly approaching. I received some beautiful flowers from my mama:
When Daniel came home he gave me my gift. It was a My Book cloud so that I could backup all my pictures, movies, and music (and have the extra storage space since my MacBook is almost full). I'm stoked. I can also put all the pictures I take of Eva in a folder that my family has access to back in Texas. We'll also have access from our T.V. and phones. Pretty neat. Right after that we went to Dave & Busters during happy hour where we ate dinner and I enjoyed a mango margarita and a couple of jack & cokes. I really wanted to play Deal or No Deal, but I was a bit disappointed with some changes they made to the game. Instead of playing for 1,000 tickets you can only play for up to 600 now and it didn't seem like the machine was paying out. Hah... I'm talking like I'm in Vegas or something. Anyway, we played a few other games and with the tickets we won we bought Eva a purple teddy bear. She didn't seem to care about it, but oh well. She loved looking around everywhere in D&B at all the lights and sounds. She probably thought, "this is even better than my crib!" When we got home we watched a couple of episodes of "Up All Night." We were looking for a new TV series to get sucked into so we gave it a try and it's alright. We ended up switching to the new Ultimate Fighter episode, though. All in all, I had a great day. :)
You are staying awake during the day more than ever. You love looking around at all the decorations around our house. You want to be carried around so she can check it all out, but I don't mind. I just put you in the wrap and tote you around. You have had trouble going down for naps sometimes. You play this game with her chupie. You deliberately spit it out and then whine to have it back in. You stay content for a few minutes and then spit it out again. It's not every time, just when you're really fighting sleep, I think. You've been a really happy baby, though. Lots and lots of smiles and laughs. The best thing in the world is when you look at me or her daddy and just smile. We no longer have to make weird voices or jingle her toys to make you smile (although you still love that, too). I love my little baby so much! This week you went to the Kid's Club in the gym while I worked out. You did really good every time and they said you didn't cry at all so I'm stoked about that. You're going to be seeing a lot of gym's Kid's Clubs in your lifetime.
Eva Day by Day:
New this Week:
-6 weeks 5 days: First Real Tear :-( !!! (Before her eyes would just fill with tears when she cried. On this day a single tear fell out of the corner of one of her tiny little eyes.)
-Blowing bubbles with drool
-First time at the Kid's Club at the gym with mama.
-Slept 6 hours! (Only one night, though. Probably a fluke.)
-Celebrated her mama's 25th birthday at Dave & Busters
Today is my 25th birthday. I remember when I was 18 and thought 25 was old. I still feel the same as I did back then (not about 25 being old, just in general); yet so much has changed. I got married, had a beautiful baby, and am now finishing up law school. I've lived in a lot of places and traveled just as much as I had hoped to. But if you would have told me back then that I'd be where I'm at right now I would have told you you're crazy. It still seems crazy to me- how life goes by so fast. It still feels like I'm "playing house." It doesn't feel like I'm a grown-up yet. (Which is funny because an article came out yesterday saying our brains aren't fully developed until we are 25 and we are still adolescents til then.) Most of my friends haven't reached this stage in their life and have no desire to do so quite yet. But I love it. I love where I'm at. I love what's behind me and I look forward to what's ahead. I have a feeling 25 is going to be a great year.
This song by Sage Francis always reminds me of growing up.
"Wonder if I’ll live to see my kids have kids if I do I’m gonna tell em how it is- don’t listen when they tell you that these are your best years. Don’t let anyone protect your ears. It’s best to hear what they don’t want you to hear. Better to have pressure from peer then to not have peers. Beer won’t give you chest hair. Spicy food won’t make it curl. When you think you got it all figured out, then everything collapses. Trust me kids. it’s not the end of the world."
Here are 25 pics from the past 25 years. I kind of got carried away and was going to post even more but I have stuff to do today!