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Birthday memories and being lazy on Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!! 
I am looking forward to the next four days because I will not have to work or leave the apartment until I chose to do it.
I have turned down invitations for dinner and plan to spend the day vegging on the couch reading magazines and watching whatever marathon is on tv.
I had a great birthday weekend with JJ. I surprised him by having lunch with him and throwing a surprise birthday party in his classroom.
Finding me and cupcakes in his classroom!
As a reporter, I am always in various classrooms taking photos of other people’s children. It was nice to take photos of my not-so-little guy. I can’t believe how much he has grown.

He almost made me cry when he told what he wanted for his birthday.
JJ—For my birthday, I just wanted to have a party in my class and to be able to spend my birthday with you.
Me—Really, this is all you wanted.
JJ—A mommy and JJ day!
For his eight birthday, we got in the car and roamed. We had lunch at McDonalds with a playland so he could play with other kids. Then we visited some thrift stores looking for stuff.
He picked out some cool khakis for me and a nice Proenza Schouler jacket for $5. I googled and it is worth a lot more. My son has no clue about names of fashion. He just thought it would look good on me.
We ended our adventure at Target where we looked a books and other stuff. Then finish the trip with a cherry slushee for me and a Mountain Dew one for him. I love that kid!

Later, I made him his favorite meal of mini hamburgers and seasoned fries along with birthday cake.

We ended his birthday with a Ben10 marathon pajama party.  It was a good way to spend a weekend.

1. Being able to celebrate my son’s birthday with him.
2. Cherry slushees!!
3. So thankful to have a healthy and awesome kid! 


  1. I'm so glad you had a good time with JJ and wow, 8, that is huge! I can't believe he is that age all ready. I remember making his dinosaur card several years ago. I hope your time relaxing is good!


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