Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The big 2-5

Yesterday was my 25th birthday...it was a rough day.

Travis promised me that I would be able to sleep in, but the truck froze and he had to fix that and clean out the tank, so I got up earlier than planned to feed Phoenix. I didn't mind too much because I love that little fella. Then I spent at least an hour calling up customers for the next week, probably one of my least favorite things to do in the world. Audrey was difficult all day (she has been for the last two weeks), and Phoenix decided to take 2 20 minute naps instead of his regular 4 2 hour naps...which lead to a fussy baby. Then we had to get ready for our family pictures (it was the only day we could do it). Travis was late getting back from running some errands, and that meant me getting myself and both kids ready...and we got caught in traffic, so we were 1/2 hour late for our appointment. For the pictures Audrey refused to smile, and Phoenix finally fell asleep half way through (so he is absent in a lot of the pictures). Then we went to pick up some cupcakes from my favorite place, The Cupcake Shoppe , they are supposed to close at 8, but when we got there at 6 they were closed. I must admit, that was a real downer. I should also mention that Phoenix was crying for the whole car ride. Then we went to Olive Garden for dinner. Travis was absent for 15 minutes or so because he was putting Phoenix to sleep. But when he came back with a sleeping baby it was a huge relief. There was a large server who was over some tables close to us. The first time he walked by us Audrey said "Mommy, he is fat right?" I immediatley told her not to say that. The guy seemed really nice. After that every time he walked by Audrey said "He is really big" and I couldn't get her to stop saying that. On the bright side, the food was good.

Then we got home. Both kids were being difficult...again. As Travis put it "You can't change your kids. But you can change their diapers." That made me laugh. I gave Phoenix a bath and then put him down, and he actually stayed alseep. Travis was really trying to make things go well throughout the day, and that definately made things easier. Then I opened my presents. Travis worked out a deal with one of our customers that owns a spa that he would give them the rest of the year for free if I got the same value at their spa. That was by far the best present ever!!!! I love stuff like that, and the fact that he got a great deal on it made it even better. I also got a pink snuggie (both Travis and Audrey are jealous), and some perfume I really wanted. When I first put the snuggie on Audrey said "Mommy, you like Jesus!" I may be wrong in this, but I am pretty sure Jesus did not have a snuggie..but I guess that is a question we can ask once we are in heaven. We ended the festivities cuddling on the couch (me, Trav, and Audrey) all sharing my snuggie. There was definately a lot of stress throughout the day, but the end of the day was nice and relaxing. And I got to spend it with my wonderful family, and I wouldn't have it any other way (crying kids and all).

8 comments:

Brookie said...

What Audrey said made me laugh out loud! Happy Birthday late!

Wii are the Nelsons said...

Glad it ended well...sometimes I think our kids know when it's a special day coming up and sometimes make it tougher...that what happened to me on Mother's Day...
Happy Birthday!

Cherrie said...

I'm sorry you had such a rough start on your birthday but it sure sounds like it ended great! I can't wait to see the new family pics!

Sarah Newsom said...

Rachel, Happy be-lated birthday! Im happy you had a good day. Birhtdays never really go as planned but in the end its a fun day. I love reading about your little ones.. it gives me something to look forward to, someday :)

Leah said...

that post made me laugh. i cant believe audrey! and i cant believe you have a snuggie...thats awesome about the spa!do u think the waiter heard audrey?

Tatum said...

I'm sad you had a hard birthday. But Happy belated Birthday nonetheless. I love what Travis said about changing diapers... i just can't stop laughing.

A pink snuggie eh? You are a very lucky girl!

I hope I get to see you! Please call when you are here! We have the same old numbers.

Monson Family II said...

I'm sorry your birthday turned out that way! But I'm glad that it had a sweet ending.

Nick and Jen said...

Happy late Birthday! Sorry it was a hard day!! It seems like the kids know to act worse on days we need them to be on their best behavior...my last two mother's day have been full of stressful adventure. Fun stories now, but not during the process! You are a beautiful, wonderful person Rachel! Glad your my cousin! :) GO TO THE SPA!!!!!