Mom and Dad very generously treated us all to dinner at The New Hong Kong. It's totally Americanized Chinese food, but it's yummy. Mmm. Just thinking about it is making my mouth water a little. Here is the birthday girl:
My mom is so cool. I cannot remember why, but she busted out into the Thriller dance:
The girls and I all pitched in and got Mom a gift - she has all of these old, old photographs that she inherited when my grandma died, and they were, like, scotch-taped into an old, cracked, dollar-store frame. So I scanned and printed the pictures and put them into a nicer frame:
My mom is the best mom I could have ever asked for. All she does is help her kids out, I swear. Completely selfless. She called me the other night to ask me if I needed her to baby-sit sometime this week. I'm sure she doesn't feel like hanging out with my three extremely high-maintenance kids, but she does it for me. My mom is one of my best friends, and it's such a blessing. I honestly think that we probably were best friends in the pre-earth life, and we were both giggling spazzes up there, like we are down here. Mom is a lot of fun and extremely creative. And very loving. Love you, Marmie!!
Here's a slideshow of everyone that was at the restaurant and then at the little soiree at my folks':