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Monday, July 17, 2006

Birthday Happenings and Weekend Update

THANKS to everyone that sent me birthday wishes! You guys are the best!!! In honor of my B-day I decided I was not going to work on Friday which basically meant I tried to stay away form the computer as much as humanly possible (you do have to get a little fix now and then).

The day started nicely enough. Nice and slow, no major issues. When the kids got up, they tried being all sneaky when wrapping my present before giving it to me. I have some of the worlds greatest kids. And if you thought that I was singing all the time before....well look out because my kids got me an iPod Nano! Its black and slim and already filled with music (but oh yeah-I will be adding more....haha).

Early afternoon, Mommy K and I decided to go to the outlets shopping for a while. The teenage daughter stayed home to babysit baby Duncan (plus we were only 10 min away so if she needed us we could be home quickly). We had a GREAT time and found quite a few bargains. On our way out, I stopped at Culver's to introduce her to their wonderful custard. And as I did, what do you think we spotted across the street (that I never knew was there before)....a new scrapping store! Oh yeah, don't you think we hightailed it right on over. It is a really cute store with a lot of unique items. We spent quite a few bucks there but had a great time doing it!

Friday evening I was instructed that Mommy K was staying at the house with the kiddies and I was to be in downtown Minneapolis at 4:30 sharp (ok I was a little late - had to get the hair done). Happy Hour at Brothers in downtown. Had to get my birthday mug which means free beer all night long! Of course I could have stayed there all night but......no...they had other plans for me. So, around 7ish it was off to Shannon's house for some grillin' and chillin'. John (Shannon's boyfriend...opps fiance now) cooked up some incredible burgers. We sat out on the lawn and had a nice time. I didn't really drink too much because I had to drive (bummer for my b-day) I just nursed a glass of wine.

Saturday: Up and at it. Had errands to run and things to do in preparation for Mommy K and my night of scrapping. We spent the majority of the day printing pictures, organizing supplies and getting things ready to go. Before we knew it, it was off to Archiver's for the night. We spent too much (but we always do) but we also got a great start on her baby album. Several pages completed and others were planned (to be completed this week). When all is said and done, I will post on pics for you on my scrap pages blog. We headed home a little after 11 and straight to bed but so much for sleep because guess what was coming on just as I crawled in....Footloose....you just can't turn off Footloose, so of course I had to watch some of it before falling asleep.

Sunday: Slept in just a little and then helped Mr. Cheeky pack. He is off to Chicago for the week. After everyone got ready, Mommy K, the kids and I headed out to the Mall of America where we spent all day shopping and taking pictures and basically looking like tourists. I made a major purchase at the Bare Escentuals store (my little gift to myself). I have always wanted to try this stuff and after doing the demo, I was hooked (I talked Mommy K into getting it for herself too - ummm moral of this story - don't shop with me unless you want to be talked in to getting stuff...hehe). I was very proud of the kids. They went were the adults wanted to go, no whining about riding the rides (from the man child).

We had dinner at the Rain Forest Cafe. I had been there before in another city. We had a great time and the kids really enjoyed it! It was a little on the pricey side for the family but its ok for a little treat now and then. The crab dip was incredible.

On the way home, the "hot now" sign at Krispy Kreme was lit so of course we had to stop and get a dozen of those little pieces of heaven. I have been good so far, haven't touched a single one of them.....yet...hehe.

Turned in a little early last night. Knew it was going to be a long busy week ahead.

Cheeky who is singing (and showing her age)....a little Wham - You put the boom boom into my heart, You send my soul sky high when your lovin' starts. Jitterbug into my brain, Goes bang bang bang till my feet do the same. But something's bugging me Something ain't right My best friend told me What you did last night. Left me sleeping In my bed. I was dreaming But I should've been with you instead.

Wake me up before you go go, Don't leave me hanging on like a yo-yo. Wake me up before you go go, I don't wanna miss it when you hit that high Wake me up before you go go, 'Cause I'm not planning on going solo. Wake me up before you go go, Take me dancing tonite. I wanna hit that high...

Posted byWendy aka Cheeky :: 8:09 AM :: 13 Singing with Cheeky

Sing with Cheeky