Saturday, April 26, 2008


April 25th is one of my favorite days! It's my birthday and I've always been blessed with amazing friends and family who make my birthdays great.
This morning Susannah and Jen made crepes for breakfast! Susannah also made her famous smoothies (just like Jamba Juice). I opened presents from Jen, Susannah, and my parents. We were in too much of a rush to take any pictures, but Susannah got me a new propane grill with a little help from my parents. Jen got me a Bocce Ball set, and my parents sent a new pressure cooker. Fun stuff!
My room mom and a couple of other moms from my class surprised me at the end of the day with some gifts and cookies for the kiddos. It was a lot of fun.
Here's me with the class and some of the gifts they brought.
I had to take a close-up of the cake George brought me. It's tiny - maybe a twinkie is underneath. It's so cute, though!
A few of us went out for Mexican food at Los Vega. Jen's plate was FULL of food. It was like a huge mountain!
Here's my annual chocolate chip cheescake, lovingly prepared by my fantastic sister. Thanks to Jess for passing along the recipe!
Happy Birthday to me!
The Mexican surprised me with a cool photo album and a beta fish and little tank with food. We decided to name him "Nacho." I'll get some grill and bocce pictures posted sometime soon!


mom said...

Thanks for sharing your birthday, I wish we could have been there for all the fun. Did Jen scrape all that food up and put it on a bean?

Alona said...

You know she did - actually we did use that quote (we always do when we eat at Mexican restaurants)!

kristal said...

Yay for the 25th. Yay for crepes! Yay for a little twinkie dog cake! Yay for Jen's mountain of food! Yay for the mexican and his beta! Boo for your WHOREible Arizona friend who totally freaking forgot! I'll make it up to you!!!! Happy late birthday!

Hansen Family said...

Alona, Happy Birthday!!! Looks like you had a fun time. That is the same little dog cake I got Leif for his 1 year b-day! Funny!!


Tyler Bushman said...

Happy Birthday!!

Bushmwc said...

Happy Birthday Cousin Alona! Don't kill the fish!