Sunday, June 20, 2010

Gift Giving

We're not really big into gifts between the husband, son, and myself. Presents on birthdays and mini-days like Mother's Day & Father's Day are pretty limited between the three of us. We do tend to celebrate with gifts for family outside the three of us though.

Honestly, I prefer it that way. It's very uncomfortable trying to find something in a store just because it's a special day. I think it's more special to find something for someone randomly just because 'it's perfect for them'.

For instance, last month our son turned seven. Knowing that he'd receive a ton of gifts from family & friends, we held back on getting him anything significant. With that in mind... today, while we were out, I saw something that was perfect for him. Something that I know he will enjoy and look forward to doing every day.

Seeing his face light up tonight when he got home and I showed him what we had found for him was priceless. While the thought of the gift totally makes me go 'eek'! I know he will absolutely love watching the ants in his new ant farm create tunnels and live off the plants and food in there.

After spending the day with his grandparents, he also came home with a special gift for each of us. Isn't this lovely? He picked it out for me all by himself. I swear the picture didn't look fuzzy on my phone before I uploaded it.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

31st Birthday

Today it happened.  I turned 31.  I don't feel any different.  Should I?

It was quite a busy day today.  I spent most of the day on the road driving between central and western PA.

While in Johnstown, we stopped at Glow Golf.  My son LOVES this place.  Today's picture is from there.  It's actually a picture of the doors at the back of the place - I love how they've used the paint as graffiti and make glow.  Super kid-friendly place and if we had one closer to home, you bet we would be hosting a birthday party there at some point.  It was our first stop at 10:00 this morning, we were there by ourselves and in and out in a flash.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Coming soon...

So this year, I thought it would be fun to do 31 things while I'm 31 years old.  Officially, I turn 31 on June 19th. 

Over there on the left sidebar, is my list.  As of right now it's not quite complete, but I hope to have the last seven things filled in very soon.

The plan is as I do each of the items, to post about it here with and link the post to the side bar so it's easy to find later.

Anyway, check back soon - I turn 31 on Saturday and that's when all the fun will begin!