Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A Very Special Day

Yesterday I tweeted that I was feeling badly that I hadn't done much for Alex's birthday.  He didn't get a party and I didn't decorate the house...his main *gift* was a visit to Denver to see his Nana which is what he said he wanted.  He didn't want a party.

I had a fun day planned and hoped that would be enough for him and luckily some unsuspecting strangers helped make the day really fun!

Our first stop was to a coffee shop in Ogden called Cafe Ville Bella because Mommy needed more coffee.  There was a super sweet gal working there who Alex fell in love with and preceded to put the moves on right in front of her boyfriend who was tapping away on his computer a few tables away.  Amy brought out a scone with a candle in it and everyone sang Happy Birthday to him. 

 The owner came over too and tried to hook Alex up with his 4 year old daughter.  He can't wait to go back to Cafe Ville Bella....

I decided to take Alex to the Dinosaur park because he loves it, it was a beautiful day and I had 8 days left on my family membership pass to get us in for free.  Bobbi had the day off so we invited her to come with us.  I thought there might be an issue about getting her in for free and I wasn't really excited to pay $7 for her admission so I had a couple of ideas about how I was going to handle it.

I presented my card to the cashier and she looked us over.  Two women, two kids.  I thought my plan might be thwarted because Mallory looks like she could be Bobbi's daughter and it might have looked like we were TWO moms trying to get in on one family pass.  I was all ready to go with plan B which was to tell her that we were lesbians and how dare she not accept us as a family when she asked for my drivers license to verify the membership belonged to me.

I didn't have my Lesbian Card with me so I decided if she pushed the issue I was going to go with my original plan which was that Bobbi was my STEPDAUGHTER and that my husband was an old man and I was a Gold Digger.

We had a great time chasing Alex all over the park and feeding the ducks.

And I barely got out of there without them trying to keep Bobbi!

And the icing on the cupcake was when Daddy came home early and took Alex to the train store and bought him an electric Thomas Train Set that I told him we didn't have room for. And now the kid has THREE trains...can you say spoiled?

P.S. I'm really upset about Kate Gosselin leaving Dancing with the Stars. I know she didn't dance great but she was trying. I hate the way the media has treated her during this show. Criticizing her for doing the show in the first place when she's just trying to earn a living for her family. Does this mean that the media is going to do this to Angelina Jolie when she films movies for 18 hours a day and is away from her family for weeks at a time? Yeah...I didn't think so.


  1. I'm so glad he had a nice birthday and that you had good weather for the park!

  2. I think that he had a pretty good birthday. :)

    And I agree with your statement about Kate. I didn't like her dancing but she should be able to go out and make a living.

  3. who needs a party when you can have an awesome day like that?! it sounds like he had a blast!! happy birthday little man!!! and i'm so with you on kate!!!

  4. Redmond is looking over my shoulder and wanted to know if the dinosaur was real. Glad you and Bobbi managed to pull a fast one and save some coin. You're clever girls!

  5. Connie, you have a great imagination. Love how you had come up with so many ideas to get Bobbi in without paying. You are a clever, clever girl. :)

    I used to LOVE Kate, and I have such a hard time liking her anymore. I wish I could, I just don't look at her the same. Can we still be friends? ;)

  6. Yes Liz...we can still be friends!

    Y'all have no idea the lengths I'll go to to save $7. :)

  7. Kate sucked. I'm sorry, but she really did. But I have no problem with her working to support her family. How could I? I do the same.

    Bud got trains for his birthday too, but these are the battery operated ones. Hopefully they will keep that style long enough that we can just keep letting him play with those and not invest in the wooden ones.

  8. Oh my word you make me laugh :) You could have just lip-locked Bobbi since you didn't have your card with you at admission - that would have solved that problem.

    And Angelina doesn't leave her kids home, they trot around the globe with her and the goat! (You know, Brad and his horrible beard?) I do think Kate gets a bad rap, but she really was an awful dancer, and it IS a dancing competition. Remember Jerry Springer and Cloris Leachman? They needed to go home SO BAD. Anyway. Have a great day!

  9. Sounds like a super fabulous day!!! What a cupcake :)

  10. I love how Alex got the VIP treatment at the coffee shop! You will definitely have to take him back there.

    Love the picture of Bobbi behind the fence!

  11. Sounds like a super day!! I know you made it extra special too!!

    And did you watch Lost last night???


  12. Kissing Bobbi was my last resort! LOL

    I did watch LOST and I'm even more LOST and I might have thrown something at the TV.

  13. oh my goodness, it's too bad you didn't get to use up those excuses. Love them!

    Sounds like a great birthday to me!

  14. What a great birthday! Those are some beautiful photos too, Connie. Check your e-mail for my note!


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