Friday, April 18, 2008

Happy Birthday to ME!

So, I turned 21 yesterday, and I was expecting the same ol' same ol' go out to dinner type of a thing, with a quiet evening at home. Boy was I mistaken! Kirby had a huge date planned out, which was a culmination of several of his favorite dates so far...

First off, we went to Fat Cats where we engaged in a raucous game of air hockey. Last time we played, he beat me three games to two, and he, naturally, wanted to give me a chance to redeem myself. :)

I failed MISERABLY. I Lost three games straight. The first two were pretty close, but the last one he beat me 7-1, I think. So sad. Then we played a game of foosball, which I failed miserably at again. I don't know what was going on, but my game was definitely absent last night! :) Despite my miserable attempt to redeem myself, the rest of the night was quite delightful!

We headed to Ruby River Steakhouse next, where I ordered the hot wings appetizer, and Kirby ordered the sampler appetizer. Yup. Those were our meals. :) Faster, cheaper, and just as filling! And did I mention delicious? I have to admit, though, those wings were either hotter than usual, or my spice tolerance is diminishing. They just about killed me! We also both got a Ruby River Reo, which is an oreo malt. I think the Reo was my favorite part of the meal. It was here that I got my first "I Love You Gift." Kirby and I agreed that our new computers would be our birthday presents, but he had a couple things he still wanted to get me, so he put them in the "I love you gift" category. My first gift was a Borders gift card. :) Excitedly I talked about some of the books on my list of books to buy, and Kirby just smiled.





We dropped off our leftovers at home, and stopped by 7/11 to get some ice (I had no idea why at the time) and then hit the road again. Partly for a psyche-out and partly to burn time, Kirby drove in the wrong direction. I was trying to figure out what date was in the direction he was driving and I had no idea. At all. It turns out we were going to Mark and Amy Curtis' apartment, where we played a vigorous game of Starcraft! :) In order to do this, Kirby had to pack up my iMac, without me realizing it. I wasn't allowed to go in the office for the last 1/2 hour before we took off on our date. And I had to close my eyes as Kirby made a trip to the car with various items for our date. We won. That super advanced Protoss force never had a chance! :) I got my second "I Love You Gift" here. It was The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Andrews Edwards. If any of y'all haven't read it, then you are missing out! This is one of my childhood favorites, and ironically it was one of my the favorite books I was telling Kirby about at dinner! No wonder he was smiling! Mark and Amy also gave me some Bath & Body foam soap stuff. SO FUN. It's basically my favorite kind of hand soap. EVER.

The next portion of our evening didn't have anything to do with a previous date. Andrew Hicks has three cats, and one of them had her kittens! ON MY BIRTHDAY! How cool is that? So of course we had to go and visit them. And since Katja (Andrew's mom) is basically the mother of Rocket (the mother cat), we were able to hold the three-hour-old kittens as long as she was the last one to touch them. They were so teeny and so cute! :) I love kittens. (Except for the fact that they can't control their claws. That wasn't really a problem yet. but it will be...

The next event was a combo of two dates--our first kiss, and the time we were watching Mission Impossible 3 at the park and the sprinklers came on. :) This time, though, we took the necessary precautions to prevent the sprinkler attack, as exciting as that would have been. So we went to my parent's backyard where we set up a million blankets (it was a chilly night), the laptop, and Kirby brought out the cooler full of Henry Weinhard's rootbeer and orange cream soda. He also got me a bag of mini reeses and a box of Junior mints as the final installation of the "I love you gifts." We watched Dan in Real Life which was fun, and then we looked at the stars a while before packing up and heading home. :) So much fun!

What a fantastic day! The only part that is less than desirable is the fact that I now feel a ridiculous amount of pressure to do something as awesome for his birthday on Wednesday! Ah! What to do!? Any suggestions???

14 comments:

Melisa said...

ooooooooooo wow it sounds like soo much fun you had!!!!!!! Kirby is so much fun too.
Lauren you re soo young!!! only 21?? jaja I m 23 i feel like I have wrinkles I swear.
Happy birthday!!!!

kristin hanson said...

HOLY CRAP - you are exactly the same age as my sister! Same day and year! Happy belated birthday.

I didnt know you blog, too. I'm sending you an invite to ours

Nat said...

Holy cow, he really went all out.

Amy Jane said...

Wow, happy late b-day!! That is fun that your birthdays are so close together...have you guys done the ropes course at class ropes? That could be a fun idea if you like that sort of thing...i actually don't know if they are still open..hmm.

Lauren Davison said...

Haha. I have been to CLAS, actually. But I don't know if they're still open, either! :) Hahaha. And yeah, Natasha--all out is right! surprise!! :)

Ashley said...

wow lauren, happy late birthday and early birthday to kirby!! Sounds like you had an awesome 21st birthday!! Kirby sure went all out. Good luck with his birthday! haha, i'm sure he will love whatever you do!

Andy and Jessica said...

Happy Happy Birthday Lauren!!! I wish I could drink two shakes at the same time right now!!

Meridith said...

Yea! I'm so glad that the surprised was fabulous! HOW CUTE! So, I guess this means we aren't going to the movie's tomorrow. haha

I bet you can come up with something super cool for Kirby since you know him best. If you need help setting anything up, let me know. ;)

Meridith said...

*surprise*

haha

Miriam said...

I love The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles. I have it hardback and softback. I read it in the 3rd grade and it has stayed a part of me.

Little One said...
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Little One said...

Hey happy very belated birthday. So this one time I was going to call you, but then it was 7 that night... and I thought Kirby would be up to something amazing. Nevertheless, happy birthday. Sorry I'm so incredibly slow. I'm really awful.
On another note, I love that book as well. It's great :)
Oh also just so you know I changed my blog to http://jubilantjourney.blogspot.com/

Katie Rod said...

Lauren!

Wow, your hubby is so sweet. What an awesome birthday! What's new in life? Check out our blog!!!

-Katie Roderick

michellep said...

Well HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lauren! You think you could have Kirby call up Miles and give him some pointers??? Our 3rd anniversary is on Wednesday, Miles is in charge this year, and I'm pretty sure he doesn't have anything planned!! You guys are the cutest!

 

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