I turned 28 yesterday. That sort of depresses me, but I know it shouldn't because that's still really young. Everyone has assured me that 28 is still really young. That doesn't change the fact that it depresses me. But, despite that, having such an amazing husband and family sure makes my birthday fun.
We went to the zoo! I've been wanting to go to the zoo for a whole month, ever since my 7 year old piano student's mom told me she took her kids to the zoo. So Seth, Mom, Dad, and I met my beautiful sister-in-law and her two kids at the Houston zoo. I've never been to the Houston zoo before, but I thought it was great! Much better than the Waco zoo where it takes about 30 minutes to see all the animals.
When we got there it took forever to find a parking spot. My dad tried to out drive every other person on the road to find an empty parking spot. Mom gasped and braced herself. Seth and I just sat in the backseat laughing as we watched my dad's gray curly hair flying from one side to the other as he whipped his head from side to side, looking for a spot to snag. Finally, my mom, yelled, "Well you're not going to find a parking spot going 55 miles per hour! Slow down!" She talked a little sense into him. He slowed down to 50.
Dad was a real trooper. We like to call him Gandalf The Gray. Here he is, equipped with map in hand. Already asking for directions 5 minutes into the park. Lead on, wise Gandalf!
We finally found my sister-in-law. Here's me and my sweet niece.
We saw lions and sea lions and elephants and monkeys and giraffes. My favorite was the baby elephant rolling around in the mud. And the giraffe, who looked right into the camera for me.
Of course they all paled in comparison to the crazy elephant that broke out and went after Seth!
But don't fear, fancied friends. Seth got away just in time to sit down to a healthy and wholesome lunch of Hot Dogs and Cheetos.
Not too long after lunch and a carousel ride, we went home to rest, and then off to Michaelangelo's for the birthday dinner, which was quite yummy. Seth and I had lobster and spinach ravioli for dinner complimented by a delicious Pinot Noir, and a decadent Chocolate Mousse Cake for dessert. Very tasty and the perfect ending to a perfect day.
Thanks Mom and Dad for spending the day with us. Love you both!