Wednesday, August 4

super duper long

here is a little update on familia brower!
(ok, its not little, its long and includes alot of photos. but, if you stick around, i promise some of these pictures will make you smile!)

first and foremost, it was my birthday yesterday and we celebrated all weekend! yes, all weekend! thats how much i love my birthday. ok, not really. my dad and bo went out of town on saturday so we celebrated my birthday on friday! mom and larissa made a most scrumptious meal of homemade fettucini alfredo, grilled chicken, apple & gorgonzola salad, garlic bread and texas fudge cake with vaniller ice cream. it was sent from the heavens, it was SO delicious!

can you tell the kids put the candles on the cake? allison, i'll save you the trouble- there are 25 candles

carrie, this is the only recent picture of my buddha belly...somehow i try to avoid those...

here is sweet little ellie girl in my favorite outfit. she's hard to resist!

what happens when there's a birthday cake, birthday candles and three little kids who dont get to blow out the flames? a whole lot of this...
we relit the candles several times for the kids to have a turn blowing them out.

my loot:

i have wanted this watch for oh so long, but couldnt come to grips with spending the money on it. i kept waiting for it to go on sale, but apparently its such a popular item that they dont think it will be going on sale any time in the near future. so, i guess a birthday is the perfect excuse :)
i should also add that this year was the year for hilarious cards! i appreciate all of the kind (and funny) thoughts from you all!

on saturday we went to golf safari!

if you can enlarge this next picture, you should! it was SO stinkin' hot! jack was even sweating from under his eyes... i didnt know that was even possible, but apparently it is

and yesterday we went and ate at iguana mia! i love fried, greasy mexican food! and nothing beats a free meal on your birthday!
lets not even talk about how silly this next photo is

alright, enough birthday talk.
lets get down to the nitty gritty.

in real life we have been learning how to dip oreos in milk:

having movie nights:

and getting ourselves dressed in jammies at bedtime:


Larissa said...

it was a grand birthday celebration indeed! and man-oh-man golf safari looks so hot! when is winter coming? (thanks for all the cute ellie in pig tails pictures- wait I mean fish tails)

Kandie and Steve said...

Happy Birthday Lisa,
It sounds like you had a good one. I love birthdays, and love how you guys CELEBRATE!! Your little bump is looking so cute. Pregnant women are the greatest, unless it's me, then it's not so great. I love Ellie's pony tail, she has reached true little girlhood. Every girl needs to experience "the ponytail". And last but not least, tell Jack that Steve sweats under his eyes too.

Steve and Donna said...

so it looks like the family did you proud on your big day. Lots of fun pictures- like I said your kids are creative so they must have your genes (good of course).

Carrie said...

Thanks for the picture Lis! It's a cute picture of your pregnant belly! You have a glow, just like I told you I think most pregnant women have! You look great, and I'm glad you had such a good birthday! Looks like it was a lot of fun!!!

Rikki Browne said...

Yep, those are the kind I like... nice and long :) What a gorgeous gaggle of grindylows you got there! Miss all 12 of those cheeks on thems kiddos!

Katie said...

Your hair is getting so long. I don't know if I've ever known you with hair that long. I LOVE IT!

Ellie has got to be the cutest little girl. Love her white hair and tan body. We sure miss you guys!!

Julia and Sterling said...

Happy birthday! I got in bed on the third and said, "oh no I didn't wish Lisa a happy birthday!" So, it's a little late, but happy birthday! And cute belly by the way...congrats on that too!