My daughter is starting her 2nd decade on a good foot (at least with her Mom). We hadn't gotten her Birthday gift yet...remember that whole procrastination thing? My kid is lucky she got her birthday party on her birthday and not 2 weeks from now!!! So I asked her what she wanted to do after her guests left today at 12:00...Her reply, spend her day with me!! How cool/sweet/awesome is that?! Of course I ate it up...wouldn't you?!!
Next stop: The bullseye boutique...Tarjay!! This is my child!!! Cameron's new obsession is earrings...she loves to get new earrings!! So we looked around and she chose a couple pairs...we then went and looked at scarfs, belts, purses, wallets, cd's, school supplies, toys, bedroom decorations, etc., etc. She ended up with 3 pairs of earrings and an i-tunes gift card. We stopped at the gourmet snack bar for a little snack ( and Cameron's first ice cream of the day)
We started a tradition this past year, that the birthday boy or girl gets to choose what they would like for dinner. I asked Cameron what she wanted, but she didn't know. I asked her her favorite food (offering pizza...we still have 4 whole ones at home!!). She said Italian or Mexican...I went through my Italian and Mexican repertoire (which she declined). She then remembered that you can eat free on your Birthday at Kobe's. That's great for the birthday person, but the rest of us would still have to put out $25.00+ per meal. I remembered my friend, Sheila and Jan mentioning this place out near them (about 20 minutes from me) that was the "Redneck Kobe's" Same food at 1/2 the price...my kind of place...I called Sheila for directions...then Cameron asks if Lauren (Sheila's daughter) can come with us. I
stalk call Sheila once again and ask them to join us... We arrive at Lam-pu's (actual name) and watch a wonderful Teppanyaki-style show. I really wish I had the balls to take pictures of the clientele...Oooh, Baby!!! Rednecks were out in style!!!
Anyway, at the end of dinner, they brought out a sundae and birthday gong for Cameron and the whole restaurant sang her Happy Birthday. She had a wonderful time and we were so happy that Sheila, Alan, and Lauren were able to join us.
Lit Birthday Sundae
The night ended with the traditional birthday spankings...
Whew, I'm all birthday-ed out...at least until next week when it's my Birthday- Yeah!!