I'm 29. There, I said it. It feels so strange saying my age (and having it be 29). It seems like the last five or so years, the topic of age rarely has come up, so I never think about it. Where did 27 and 28 go? Why did it seem like people were always bringing up their ages in college? Weird. Anyway, look at what a modern woman I am, not hiding my age. Ha! I guess I'm ok with it right now because this birthday really was such a great one.
Yesterday, November third, was my actual birthday. Unfortunately, Camaron had to work at his internship all day, though. So it really felt like any other day, as I just stayed home taking care of the kids all day. But it was still great. Fox and Sloane were awesome all day and even easily went to bed. Fox had even let me watch "mommy's favorite show" all afternoon (Gilmore Girls). And when Camaron got home, we had a feast. A Trader Joe's feast! Their mac and cheese is divine, FYI. Then we watched some Fresh Prince and finished off the night with the most delicious cake and s'mores ice cream sandwiches (more Trader Joe's gems). It was such a nice day.
The crazy, fun-filled day occurred on Saturday.
Since we knew Cam would be working on my birthday, he let me know that a special surprise would be happening on Saturday, and that I would need to be ready for the day at 9am. So I woke up that morning, got ready, and Camaron packed my bag for me and then sent me on my way. He told me to go to the bus stop and to get on a certain bus and then open an envelope he had put in my bag. It was so exciting. I followed his instructions and once I was on the bus, I found and opened the envelope.
It said I was going on a scavenger hunt! Camaron had given me a stack of envelopes, each needing to be accomplished before opening the next:) The first clue led me to a yummy breakfast at Astro Donut (a place I had been wanting to try since we got here). Then, I followed a clue to a nail salon and got to have my nails did. The day went on like this -me getting time to myself and also getting to do the things I just seemed to never find time for. I finally got a Georgetown cupcake! (It was delectable, in case you were wondering. And ,yes, I did have to wait in a super long line, too). The day ended with me following a clue into a 7-11 in Virginia, finding a locker, inputing a special code, and then finding some presents inside. Have you ever heard of Amazon lockers? It was so cool! Then my phone died and I had to navigate my way home by myself. And I did it! It felt like another birthday present to be able to find my way onto the correct metro, transfer, and get home quickly from somewhere I had never been (without the help of google maps). Very 29 of me, if I do say so myself.
Thank you for all of the birthday messages, texts, calls, cards, and wishes! 29 is already rocking and I can't wait to make the end of my twenties be the best ever:)