Monday, August 5, 2013

"I'm not really 30, I'm 18 with 12 years of experience"

I read that quote in my title somewhere and cracked up. I really am excited I'm 30. Age is just a number, after all. And I finally feel like that number now matches how I've felt for a while.

Hubby and I were sitting on the couch at about 11:40pm the night before my birthday, when we realized I only had a few minutes left of being in my 20's. So, obviously, we felt the need to document the moment with a silly photo! A lot of people ask if I have trouble talking my husband into all the photos we take. Nope. I'm pretty sure he likes them as much as me. (And he's learned that if he just goes along with it, it'll save me from taking 9,000 photos to get the perfect one). Ha!

Unfortunately, I had a teacher training to attend on my birthday. The big bummer was that Mr. Howard was home with the kids just playing and having fun. Boo! Can I tell you a piece of information that is going to be WAYY too much information? I arrived at my training and was getting all set up with my binders and pens and such when I realized I had forgotten to put a bra on. I mean...are there any words? Is that a sign that I'm getting old or what?!? I am pretty sure that is the first time in my entire life I've just completely forgotten. I texted my best friend and asked her if that's what I had to look forward to in my 30's (the slow, or maybe quick, progression of a loss of memory!).

My old principal, whom I adore, (he was also the person to hire me!!) was in my training and was so sweet when he found out it was my birthday. When I came back from lunch, there was a Starbucks brownie on my desk with a happy birthday message. Such a happy treat!
After I got home, I changed quickly into some workout clothes (and put on a bra!) and packed Isabella up with me. She and I took out the single stroller (WHAT?!? Who knew I even had one of those! I haven't used it in at least 2.5 years.) and went on a run. Girlfriend sat eating her little fishy crackers and water. I didn't hear a single peep from her the entire time! She was probably so thrilled to get a break from her wild brothers.
 I did a little over 2 miles, but it was just nice to get moving (after being in a training all day!) and made me feel a little less guilty about indulging in sushi for my birthday dinner than night. I've mentioned this before, but my 30th birthday goal is to complete a half marathon before I turn 31. I've registered for one on October 6th! I love, love, love walking. And I'm not sure yet how I feel about running. But my goal isn't to run the whole thing. It's just to finish. And to model to my kids how important it is to move your body!
For my birthday celebration, Mr. Howard had my sister come over and spend the night so that we could go out to dinner and a movie. Here we were before we left:
He took me to Mikuni Kaizen, which is an amazing sushi place. The bottom left photo shows these amazing scallops. I swear I could have eaten all 6 of those in about 30 seconds. They are spectacular!! I know the pictures are less than awesome. I was so stinkin' hungry, I barely even got a photo!
We rounded out our time taking advantage of a babysitter with a 10:30pm 3D showing of Man of Steel. We're lucky we stayed up until the end - because it was touch and go there for a second. I know. It's ridiculous how old I am. But in all fairness, I also had to be back at a training at 8am the next morning. Boo!
And the evidence that the kids had as much fun as we did while we were gone? When we went to get Connor up in the morning, he loudly yelled, "No!!" We were confused. But before we could even ask what was wrong, he told us that he didn't want us. He wanted Aunt Katie. Well, we missed you too, buddy.
Because I am such a lucky girl, I still have two more birthday celebrations. The first is with my mom, sister, and brother's girlfriend. We are going to see Chicago and go out to a nice dinner. And then, I am also going to spend a girl's weekend with my best friend next weekend (a whole weekend away being able to eat meals without being interrupted...without changing a single diaper...and without having to do the teeth-brushing, baths, bedtime routine times three!). I am clearly spoiled. Woot. Woot.


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Happy Birthday!!! You look beautiful as always and only 18:)

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oh my goodness I just had a nightmare about that! Happy Birthday though! :)

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Haha! Thank you!!

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Thank you so much! Is it weird that I still sometimes think my students' parents are going to look at me and think I'm too young to be teaching their kids? At what point does that go away?

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Hopefully Never;)

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