Monday, August 11, 2008
today was jen's birthday. we spent the day visiting the arboretum and botanic garden. i was really excited to see it. i have never been there and had visions of me strolling through these beautiful gardens. i think i would have enjoyed it more if it wasn't so hot out. it was so hot i was grouchy. i just kept thinking that i can't believe people lived here without air conditioning. there was this old cottage that the baldwin family had as a guest house. you could peek into the windows and get an idea of how they lived in 1885. why were the women wearing such long gowns in this heat? good lord. mason had a great time running around after his uncle ray. where does he get his energy?
after the gardens we went back to my house to shower before dinner. mason was super tired and threw a fit when we got ready to leave. ugh. we ended up ordering take out instead. i was so bummed. i really wanted to have that seared tuna at purans for dinner. i felt bad for jen to have to spend her birthday eating take out. sorry sister. i guess it is just what happens when you have a two year old in the house. she didn't seem to mind. we made a lemon yogurt cake to celebrate. yum. i was so happy to get to spend the day with jen, ray and bodhi. happy birthday sister.