My birthday was this month. October 15th for those of you who didn't know and therefore could not send your gifts. Feel free to send one now, even though it's late. I wouldn't want you to feel guilty for the next year. :)
Anyway. This year I turned 27, and I can honestly say that this is the first year where my age has made me feel old. I wasn't even expecting to feel that way. I've always thought, what's one more year difference? But up till 25, you are definitely young. Then when you turn 26, you are just one more year older than 25, so what's the big deal? But once you are 27 you are much closer to being in your 30s, which isn't OLD, but it is certainly an adult. And I have two children, which aged me about 50 years in 1 minute, which is the length of time it took Dr. Mellilo to pull those babies out. Thanks Dr. M. I'm blaming this on you. :)
Despite all of this emotion though, I kinda dig feeling "old". It makes me feel much wiser than my 27 years. I have begun to see how different I am from today's youth. TOTALLY don't get why the 80's style is coming back by the way. No thank you. It was bad enough in the 80's! So here I am, enjoying myself. MYSELF. I like ME. I do still think about what others think of me, but not as much. I feel more confident, and I am enjoying my life. :) So far 27 is good.
Now on to the fun stuff. How did I celebrate? The day before my b-day, Eli took me to Vonn Jazz, a totally cool place with live music. And yummy food. The only downside was that it was a Wednesday, so the place lacked...well...people. But we enjoyed ourselves nonetheless.
day of my birthday I spent the morning with my kids. Mom watched them when Eli got home from work (early), and the hubby and I went shopping, had dinner at Cucos (a delish Mexican place), and then did a little more shopping. The day after my birthday my grandparents came over and the whole family had dinner at Buca di Beppo downtown. YUM! And finally...yes, there is more...that Saturday we went to the pumpkin farm with the kids and our friends the Browns. I have pictures of that, but they aren't mine. Sorry for the repeats if you read Liz's blog. But she has this totally great camera, and mine...isn't so great. So I just relied on her pics to document the occasion.