May 25, 2012

Happy Birthday to ME!

I have been looking forward to my birthday pretty much all month long, which is strange because usually I don't really like my birthday. Stuff always goes wrong and it is just never very fun, but this year is different. It's changing my view points on celebrations and holidays and what not.  Do I have to remind you of Valentine's Day? 
I may have been looking forward to my birthday, but I never really had any expectations, which is where the disappointment comes in. All I wanted was to spend time with my family and that's just what I got! I woke up and got ready for the day, putting on my new dress, straightening my hair, having the boyfriend paint my toenails red since I'm not allowed to wear the red heels I wanted to wear in the house.  While I was straightening my hair, I saw my tiara that my aunt had given me for Christmas and I formulated a plan. I asked my cousins to bring over their tiaras too so we could be princesses together and I would have photo props. I also had a bunch of 3D glasses, so I popped the lenses out of those and made cute little hipster glasses! It was adorable because they were too big for Emily's face so I got a lot of pictures of her pushing them back up.
My grandpa barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs, which is what I asked for and we all had dinner.  It was very yummy. Next, was present time! My aunt gave me a bag full of snacks for my trip to Ohio. My cousins gave me cards that they made. I got a new laptop battery from my uncle.  My grandmother bought me pajama pants, which is exactly what I asked for. Boyfriend's mom gave me me three tripods and a camera bag. Last but not least, The boyfriend's present was the most special gift of them all. Two Christmases ago, before we were dating, he had given me a pink bracelet and I wore that bracelet EVERYDAY until one day it slipped off my wrist and shattered. He got me a green bracelet that looks exactly like the one he had given me before. <3
After presents, it was time for cake! Although, it wasn't real cake. Every year since I turned thirteen, I have had brownie sundaes for my birthday dessert because cake is not that great.  My grandmother made these brownies that looked like cake.  It was so delicious!
Now that everyone was full of barbecue food and brownie cake, we headed to the backyard to play some games. The cousins and I played soccer while the boyfriend took pictures. They even had little races across the yard. Overall, I had a wonderful day and could not have asked for anything better!