My birthday was last monday (yay for being 27!) This is what I look like now:
I know, I know. I look 26 still. That was weird to me too...
So my family came over to celebrate. My sister the grillmeister cooked up some turkey burgers for us and we accidentally posed for these ridiculous photos. Please note that EVERY single one of these shots is full of hilarity.
Jayna a la grill
Apparently I have some very secretive exciting plans for this cute shirt from my mother....if only I knew what they were...
This picture shows three people simply in love. Curt with his dew and Zac Efron hair. Me with my new green shoes and Caroline with her immodest tank top. BLISS.
Now for the crowning glories...Here are Jayna and Brigitte looking mutually disgusted. (Kallie as always looks gorgeous)
And then, as if suddenly hit by an uncontrollable spurt of joy, they mutually burst into laughter. Man, it was a good party. Just look at those faces.
Speaking of faces...Brigitte has nearly 7 teeth! Her other front tooth is FINALLY coming through...and we are thankful. The family joke has been that she was one bottle of rum away from robbing ships! (because of her pirate-y grin!)
For my birthday she wore her best little pink linen dress from our friend Caroline in England. I have been waiting all summer to put her in it and it WAS ADORABLE!
Also, you may notice we have been putting rather large ridiculous looking flowers in her wisps of hair. This poor girl looks so much like her daddy that we try desperately to girly her up any chance we get! I cant help it, I still think she is the cutest little girl I have ever been bitten by.
Our little fish of a baby has been getting in some quality pool time almost daily. (This has to be some kind of swimwear record for me. The things you'll do for your kids. And thanks to the wonderful invention that is the swim skirt, I am faring quite well!)
Brigitte is quite the spicy little independent thing: as you can see in this video, she prefers to kick herself around the pool! Is 10 months too early for swimming lessons?
And finally...You may all be relieved to learn that after weeks and weeks of hard work, Gabe (with an honorable mention to his dad Seth!) FINALLY finished Brigitte's room!!! I have to say, this is now my favorite room in the whole house! Brigitte loves her chandelier and points her chubby finger up at it every time we go in there! I haven't made her pink crib bedding yet, so its still a little bare, but you get the idea! I hope she likes me living vicariously through her. Wouldnt you have LOVED a room like this as a little girl? I know I would have!
So thats it friends. Sorry for the lengthy post, but we just had so much to document! Also, We wanted to say welcome to the family LOGAN ALEX BEAL!!! Sorry we dont have a picture, but Alex and Anna had their perfect little guy a few days ago. 7# 9oz, 19 1/2" and so so cute!!!! Congratulations you guys!
* Also, Shelley you dont know this, but your birthday money bought me the most fabulous pedicure! Thank you thank you for being so thoughtful and keeping track of all our birthdays! You truly are the BEST mother-in-law in the WORLD! And I am sorry, but its against my personal moral code to photograph my feet....but trust me when I say they sparkle like the sun!!!
And thank you also to my new BFFs Myca, Amy, Amber, and Natalia for each doing something special for me! I love having friends again...what have I been doing for the past year all by myself???!!! Youre the best!