Talk about an awesome birthday! Wednesday night we had a little birthday celebration with Tim’s family, complete with homemade strawberry shortcake with fresh whip cream. The kids designed darling birthday cards, Jennie brought a huge thing of gingersnaps that will last till next June and Jean made a beautiful full size quilt! In blue, brown and cream, they’re the perfect colors and perfect warmth for summer.
Tim surprised me with breakfast in bed with a delicious shake, crepes and granola. I finished reading Princess Academy, lounged around, bought the new Alanis Morissette album (such beautiful heartbreak songs) and went for lunch with Denise.
Tim had surprise adventures planned for the rest of the day, so we loaded into the car and were off. As we’re on the 215, I figured out we were going to the zoo, much to my delight! Here are some highlights:
Here are our two favorite adventures at the zoo: there were two giraffes, one was eating, the other was nuzzling and smelling it. Well, the first one is doing his business and taking a pee and the other lowers his head and starts to drink as if from a fountain! Our dialog: “Wait. No way. What are you doing! Gross!!!” We laughed and laughed about it on the way.
The second: after the zoo was practically empty, we’re at the gorilla window and he actually comes right up to the window. Tim gets down on his knees to get a closer look at him and the gorilla, feeling challenged, lunges at the window and we both jump back. He pounds his fist against the window and we take off.
Tim totally had it all planned out. We went to an amazing Italian restaurant called Tuscany and sat on the garden patio – it was an amazing meal! Kudos to Tim for a perfectly orchestrated day – I love you!