Thursday, March 12, 2009

Birthday Fun!

Today I am celebrating my 37th birthday! Woo hoo! I still can't believe that I am only 3 years away from 40. I remember when I was younger and I used to think that 30 sounded so old. Now, I am at the age where people in their 20s think that I am old. I have also officially passed the mid 30s stage and am now in the latter part. I decided to celebrate my wisdom years by taking Gracie to Disneyland. I love Disneyland and everytime I go, it makes me happy and things seem right with the world. I could take a book there and sit on a bench and read all day. Well, maybe not all day but at least for a couple of hours. :) Currently, Disney has a deal where if you go on your birthday, you can either get a free ticket to get into the park or if you are a passholder, receive a merchandise voucher for $69 good for anywhere in the park, aside from the restaurants. The bonus is the voucher never expires. Since I have a pass, I chose the voucher. I had a lot of fun with Gracie and enjoyed our Disneyland bonding time together. All day, she kept saying Happy Birthday Mommy, it was very cute. We were able to get on tons of rides as it wasn't too crowded and I treated myself to a huge yummy cupcake which I am going to eat later after Gracie goes to bed. I know, I am a mean mommy. I did buy Jerry one too because I knew he'd want to hoard mine. Next week, Jerry, Gracie, and I are going to San Francisco for a long weekend to celebrate my birthday. All in all, today has turned out to be pretty darn nice and just for a moment, I felt young again when the nice conductor on the train gave Gracie a celebration button and said that it was in honor of her sister's birthday!!;)

I hate having pictures taken of myself but this one isn't so bad

My very yummy huge cupcake!


Karen and Bob said...

Happy Birthday Tanya! You are just a young thing! Hmm...I graduated high school when you were that's old! Glad you had a wonderful day today. We will be following in your footsteps next week.

Christy said...

Happyt birthday Tanya!! I cant belive we were born exactly 6 days apart-- that is so strange same year and all!! What a fun burthday at disney!! Im right there with you on disney making me happy. It is just a feel good place. Think we are gonna go next week. I may take the boys out of school so we can go. Cant wait to see you monday at the zoo! It should be fun!!

Happy birthday!!

Christy ;0

Jay, Angela, and Laney said...

Happy Birthday, Tanya! Sounds like a great place to celebrate your birthday. :-)

Natalie said...

Happy Birthday Tanya!!!
you are still so young!!! I'm so glad you got to celebrate at a place you love so much with your little bug.

I use food coloring in the tub to make it fun for the girls and when I have Isabella do the dishes. (just for fun) I like to use green, purple, blue... she LOVES it and can't wait to do the dishes again!

William and Bobbie said...

happy birthday!!

Mom of Three said...

Happy Birthday late! It looks like a great day. Have fun in San Fran :)

Ivy said...

What a fun way to spend a Birthday! You're daughter is beautiful with a mile wide smile!

Glad I stopped by, please come on over and say hi!


Teresa said...

Happy Birthday, Tanya. I came across your blog from Christy's. We were at Disneyland on the 12th too because it was my Chinese daughter's 5th birthday. It was also our 15th anniversary. Caroline got her gift card since we are passholders. Very cool!

We also had a president fly over our house in 2003 when President Bush landed at the HS across the street from our house. He was making a speech at the Santa Monica Mountains. We had Chinese exchange students who were leaving that day and I told them they were extremely lucky because the Pres. of the US doesn't come to our neck of the woods, ever!