With my family being pretty small and most of George's family living out of state, we don't often have much of a family celebration, especially now with the kids being older. That said, I know for sure Jacob and Kristin's birthday was very low key last year since my mom living with us made it difficult to make any great plans. With their birthday being on a Friday this year, it was crying for some kind of celebration! After consulting with them, we concluded that I would take Kristin and two friends for manicures and pedicures and then to the mall to browse around. She's all about "beauty and fashion" these days don't ya know!!??
My husband took the day off work and took Jacob and two friends for 9 holes of golf. Later, we would all meet up for a pizza dinner at Buddy's and FINALLY.....ice cream at Dairy Queen!!
The girls got some very nice manicures and pedicures. I just had them do polish only so as not to risk and creepy infections or anything like that. At the mall, we shopped for bargains. We went to Nordstroms, Pink, Aeropostale, 21 Forever and Bath and Body Works. I got Kristin and her two friends each a shirt from Aeropostale, two necklaces and some barrettes from 21 Forever, and some body spray/perfume from Bath and Body Works along with some lip gloss. It was fun to let them browse around although we ended up in a bit of time crunch since we had to allow time to meet the boys for dinner.
The boys were sooo cute when we got to the restaurant. They all had hats on with their "shades" on top of their hats and each was a bit "sun kissed". I wish I had a picture of it, but my camera battery died and getting them to re-pose is not something most boys are into. I had also asked my husband to take pics on the golf course, but apparently he had his hands full with his "other duties". LOL! It was also fun to watch the boys and the girls laughing and "showing off" in front of each other -- remember when you were 12!!??.
We were busy from about 1-8 pm and the kids all seemed to have fun. That night, J and K thanked us over and over for their "best birthday ever"!!! They deserved a day all about them -- they are great fun-loving kids and I'm lucky to have them in my life!!!
Oh my gosh, you got me Salon Express...!!?? And you got me a football iPod Touch case!!!
Love ya brother -- Love ya back 'sis!!
Now those are some nail colors!!
Is this gonna be clothes???
Kristin Got The Toms She Wanted...with Bling!
Jacob Got His Fishing Pole and Has Been Practicing His Casting!
Choosing colors -- the hardest part of the manicure!!
(Kristin, Kaleigh and Isabella)
This is a few days later...the pedicure (with flowers!)
The Golf Dudes
Connor, Jacob and Aiden