Anyway, we spent his birthday weekend doing lots of fun stuff. On Saturday, my sister came down and we went up to Bays Mountain. It's a local park in our area. So up the mountain we went and we started with all the animals around the park. We saw the deer, otters, turtles, wolves (which came right up to the fence to Elizabeth- can you say tasty morsel??), and all the birds of prey. We then headed to the picnic area where we had a nice homemade picnic (chicken salad, chips, fruit, cookies, cake, yogurt, tea, and juice). Next came the planterium. Elizabeth wasn't too crazy about it until they started the program, which had a robot in it. You show that child a robot and she loves it. From there we headed home and enjoy the evening with a nice movie and wings!
|On the dock of the lake at the top of the mountain.|
|Checking out the wolves, or is he checking out us??|
The next day was Mark's birthday. We got up and had doughnuts, unwrapped his gift (the Decemberist's latest album on vinyl), and sent my sister home. We then headed to church where I got to announce to the whole congregation that it was Mark's birthday. Nothing like a little love. I also said thank you for all the shower gifts too. :) We decided to go out to eat, and Mark picked a fast food place since it had a playground for Elizabeth. Such a considerate daddy! When we got home we did some packing for the hospital and daddy & baby took a nap. That night I made Mark's favorite- homemade chicken and dumplings. We also had fried apples (east TN delicacy), fried okra, and cooked carrots. Not the healthiest of meals, but hey it was his birthday! For dessert, another favorite of Mark's- peanut butter pie. All in all, a good day.
|Peanut Butter Pie.|