This year, I got my present a little early. I have been saving for a little while to buy a DSLR camera. With birthday money, I was able to get it! I am SOO excited! The one I chose is the Canon Rebel SL1. It is very small and light and they now make it in white, which I love because it is so different from the usual black. I don't know how to do anything other than "Auto" and look for natural light, but I'm excited to learn!
Kyle did a fantastic job, per the usual, of planning and really going out of his way to make my day really special. Starting with sleeping in! He got up before the kids woke up so he could go get Krispy Kreme Donuts. Then, after I nursed Archer in bed, he came and got him for me so I could sleep another hour.
I really really really miss getting to spend my birthday with my sister. It just doesn't seem right to be twins and not see each other on the day we celebrate! Definitely one of the down sides to living so far away. I am thankful I got to talk to her a couple time throughout the day.
After lunch, we took a family drive down to Bienville Square, which is the historic downtown square in Mobile. We went to a favorite candy store called Three George's to get some treats and then we let the kids play in the park around the square. Their favorite part was chasing the birds.
After our drive we came back home for naps. We are in the middle of weaning Archer from the swaddle...yes, at 6 months. It's going great... NOT! Poor buddy just does NOT know what to do with so much movement! If he weren't rolling on his tummy so frequently, I would still have him snug in the woombie, but I just don't want him getting trapped! Definitely not the most fun stage though.
After naps we headed over to my parents house for a BIRTHDAY FIESTA!!!. It was so fun! I told Kyle and my mom that I wanted a burrito bar because I am missing good Mexican food since moving here. Kyle made homemade salsa that I almost drank because it tasted so good to me.