thanks for all of the happy birthday wishes! between this blog and facebook and all of the sweet phone calls i got, i felt so loved, it was wonderful!
i had a great birthday. tristan woke up at 6am but i had no idea because josh got him out of bed and kept him quiet until he had to leave for work at 6:30, so i got to sleep in a bit. then my friend sara showed up with a starbucks mocha for me and a birthday gift. the phone kept ringing all day and then josh got home from work early. he was going to bbq some carne asada, but it was raining, so we decided to order in some greek food instead. it was SCRUMPTIOUS, though next time i'll be tempted to order tristan his own meal since the little scavenger kept begging us for scraps even though he had already eaten!
while we were out to pick up the food, we stopped at the grocery store to grab a few ingredients for josh's amazing deep dish brownies that he made for me. tristan usually loves wandering up and down the aisles, giving strangers huge grins, but for some reason every time i tried to put him down, he'd start fussing and cling to my legs. once we got home we discovered why he wouldn't walk anywhere....in my haste to get the food, i had put his shoes on the wrong feet! never done THAT before. poor little guy was getting his legs all twisted up!
after dinner i relaxed in a bubble bath with a glass of wine while the smell of brownies wafted upstairs. once tristan was in bed, josh and i enjoyed large glasses of milk with his mouth-watering brownies and cuddled in bed while watching a dvd on our laptop. oh yes, and i got some great gifts as well, including money from tristan to get a pedicure at a spa!
my pedometer officially sucks, so i admit i haven't been wearing it lately. i took 10 steps with it on and checked it and it said i took 23 steps. as much as i appreciate its generous spirit, i'd rather have something more accurate, so i think i may look into getting a better one. especially since sara and i have been walking 4 miles the past 2 days.
tristan is enjoying the semi-freedom of his wearable blanket by choosing to sleep on his tummy. i really hope i don't jinx myself by saying this, but he's been sleeping through the night regularly for about 5 days now. he no longer has 2 naps a day, but instead has one nice, long nap. last week i was trying to push the timing of his nap later and later and found that he'd only nap for about an hour, so instead i brought the timing waaaay forward, to 10:30 and that must be the magic number because he's been napping for about 2 1/2 to 3 hours and it is WONDERFUL! he still wakes up early in the morning no matter how late his bedtime is, so we put him to bed around 7pm and enjoy a nice evening alone. life is good. :)