Friday, August 30, 2013

Another Birthday in the Books

So. I turned 32 on Wednesday.
My family celebrated me on Sunday afternoon.

Mylie isn't so good at sharing the spotlight. She likes to be right in the middle of all gift opening.
(It's blurry, but she's so cute!)
She puts her ball in every single gift bag or on every present.
She wants to make sure that you know she's there.
We know Smiles, we know.
This is how I feel about sitting in the spotlight. Under a Dollar Tree balloon bouquet.
Also, blingy silver necklace is a Grandma gift. Came with an accompanying blingy bracelet.
American Idol the Untold Story, kitchen towels, a hand mirror, and a mustard yellow sweatshirt were also my Grandma Gifts.
I know it's blingy, but please don't mug me.
Also, mom made me come back and pick up my balloon bouqet.
Stay back there, fools.

And then my sweet friend Wendy & her two kiddos, who I have a standing weekly lunch date with,  made me a yummy cake. Both kids notified me of said cake upon my arrival. Surprises are not their strong suit. But being excited for birthdays definitely is!

And then on my real birthday, these ladies accompanied me to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
The second happiest place on earth.
Cindy gave me the coolest birthday card, it came with a "pocket hot dog" (yes.), which was a bit of a talker.
He got to come along too. 

After spending about 30 minutes taking the above jumping picture (there isn't much spring left in this chicken), we decided to head to the arcade to kill some time before the rides opened. We hit up the DDR, skeeball, and fun house mirrors.

And of course the photobooth. My favorite thing of life.
And then it was lunch time.
Corndogs. Underneath the Hurricane roller coaster.
All other corndogs are imposters.

Followed by the carousel.

And then two times around on the Giant Dipper. Cue the whiplash. Cue the ibuprofen.

And the Sea Swings. Terrifying. Yet, the best photo op possible. Worth the defying of death just for this shot.

And no trip to Santa Cruz is complete with out a scoop (or two) of Marianne's.
I skipped my traditional 10-20 flavor and went for Burgundy Cherry. Which is more like purple-people-eater-cherry, but still delish.

And wrapped up the day celebrating with a few of my favorite little people, who made me the cutest cake (alongside their Mama), I'm pretty sure they were more excited about my birthday than I was. As they should be.

And one last outing with the pocket hot dog to my favorite local haunt, where I blew out one of those ding-dang-darn candles on purpose, for once.

Alright 32, let's do this thing.


  1. Happiest of birthdays Kim! Welcome to 32, it's awesome.

  2. Looks like you had a great birthday! Enjoy your year!! :)

  3. Happy Birthday!
    Looks like fun!

  4. happy, happy birthday kim!!! it looks like you had some FUN celebrations :)

  5. Welcome to 32! I am 3 months in, so I can tell you it gets even better. ;) Pocket Hot dog. Haha!

  6. kahlua krunch or die.
    thanks for having a birthday so i could party with you!

  7. What a fun celebration! You know how to go ALL out. I may need some pointers come Nov...when I say good riddance to my 30's (ahhh!)

  8. Such a fun day!
    HBD friend, HBD!!

  9. A tip I learned from my teenage nieces. Next time you want a perfect action shot like the jump, take a video and then screen shot the "perfect" moment in the video. I mean 30 minutes of those jumps is fun I'm sure, but just in case you're crunched for time. HA!

  10. Good to hear about this kind of birthday.

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