Turning 32

On Monday, I turned 32. As much as I hate getting older, it wasn’t too bad. 🙂

We started off the day with our traditional breakfast at Wes-Man’s. There’s nothing like one of their HUGE biscuits and some home fries. Yum! Joe also had my name put on the truck again. One of these years they’ll get it right. Last year, they put “Cody.” This year, it was “Kady.”



Lucy seemed to know it was Mommy’s name!


For lunch, we took Lucy to McDonald’s to play, and then we went to Provino’s for my (free!) birthday dinner. When we got back, we made a quick stop at Publix (or, as Lucy likes to call it, Pubbox) and picked up THE MOST DELICIOUS cake EVER. Chocolate fudge with a HUGE chocolate covered strawberry on top. OH.MY.GOSH. Yeah, it was THAT good.


Lucy wanted to help blow out the candles.


The best part of the day, though, was hearing Lucy say “Happy Birthday, Mommy” over and over and over in the car. Love it!


Menu Plan Monday — March 26, 2012

Sooo…yeah…I haven’t menu planned in a while. It’s probably because we tend to eat the same old things every week (we’re boring and don’t really care since they’re foods we love), but this week I’m actually doing a few different things, so I thought I’d post them for you.

  • Monday: Birthday dinner at Provino’s
  • Tuesday: Egg rolls and rice
  • Wednesday: Homemade vegetable soup, bread
  • Thursday: Spaghetti, veggies
  • Friday: Take-out
  • Saturday: Take-out
  • What’s on your menus this week? Share with us in the comments!

    I’m linking with Organizing Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday.

    Rick Perry, M.D.

    This link is hilarious. I was laughing so hard I was crying. Lucy thought I was insane.

    Friday Fun — New iPhone Apps

    Leslie introduced her readers to some new iPhone apps last week, and I’m going to share my two favorite with you guys.

    Viggle — This is one of my FAVORITE apps. You get points for watching TV, and then you can redeem those points for gift cards! I’ve had it for 10 days, and I’ll be getting my second gift card this morning. Besides checking into TV shows, you can also watch a bunch of videos for points. Click here to download it.

    JunoWallet — This app pays you to download apps. All you have to do is open the app, and you get paid $0.16. There are also other apps you can download for more compensation. You can cash out the money in your account for gift cards to retailers like Starbucks, iTunes and eBay. I’ve had this app for 10 days as well, and I already have $6.04 in my account. I’m pretty close to the $10 gift card! Use referral code CS817082 when it asks for the code when you sign up to get $0.25 automatically added to your account! Click here to download this app.

    Draw Something — I’m not an artist by any means, but this app is a lot of fun! You can download it here. If you download it, let me know your name so we can play!

    Anyone with smartphones have any apps you just love? I’m always looking for good ones for my iPhone and Joe’s Android. Share your faves with us in the comments!

    The Big Race

    Lucy ran her first race last weekend.

    On Saturday morning, we got up early and headed to Atlanta for the Cuties Luckie 5K and Kids Fun Run. The races were part of the Georgia Marathon event, and the 0.1-mile run (which really seemed to be more like 0.2 miles) was perfect for young kids.

    Lucy ran with her cousin, Rivka, and the girls had so much fun. The girls were pretty happy, considering we left the house around 7 a.m.




    Before the race started, we got their faces painted and got balloons. Lucy didn’t mind the face painting as it was happening, but once she saw it in a mirror, she freaked out and yelled, “Off! Off!”


    The girls walked around holding hands, which was RIDICULOUSLY adorable. OH.MY.GOSH. The cuteness.



    That last picture is one of my favorites.

    When it was time to line up, we pinned the girls’ bibs on. Lucy was not thrilled about it, but once we showed her that all the other kids were wearing them, she stopped trying to pull it off.



    And, finally, they were off!


    I opted to not join them and stay by the finish line to take pictures instead. A lot of kids crossed it while being held by their parents. Not our girls! Joe said they ran the whole way. I am so, so proud of them! And, they crossed the finish line holding hands. It’s too bad I was so far away that I couldn’t get a good shot of that.



    After a big run, you have to refuel.



    The kids got medals and beads, none of which Lucy would wear. Oh well. They will be fun for her to have when she gets older.



    We definitely plan on doing the run again next year. It’ll be fun to see if Lucy gets into running like her Daddy.

    Wordless Wednesday

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