Chris was out of town for Hannah's birthday on the 20th (Monday) so we waited to celebrate until last night :)
Dad brought home 17 beautiful pink & white carnations and we had some Cold Stone Creamery Peanut Butter Playground birthday cake.
That was a mouthful ... literally ;)
Then we headed out to P.F. Changs (her choice) for a birthday dinner ... just mom, dad and the birthday girl.
We do a lot as a family and that has always included birthday dinners. Last year as I sopped up a spilled drink and refereed a WWF match between the boys while trying to make Emma's birthday dinner feel "special" I had an epiphany!
How about celebrating birthday dinners with just Mom & Dad? I mean really, Mom & Dad could use a little celebrating too and wrangling
Bonnie & Clyde Clara & Benjamin is a lot of work!
So that is just what we did last night ... and a new tradition was born!
She is 17 ... no cliches needed to
sum up how ridiculous this is.
Birthday candles are just about the best thing in the whole wide world.
You can't see her little helpers in this pic but
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3!
Just what every 17 year girl dreams about!
Later at the restaurant, I waited patiently for my Mongolian Beef.
Which was really more like, "WHERE IS MY MONGOLIAN BEEF?"
We took several pics with Hannah's phone ...
We blew the waiter's mind and asked him to take a pic with Hannah's good camera.
It might have given him a seizure.
Banana Spring Rolls!
"But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show
that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us."
2 Corinthians 4:7
Thankful that our fortune is not contained in a cardboard cookie.
However, Hannah does put up with quite a few small
annoyances each day in the form of some short people who live here ;)
My big girl.
AKA: favorite husband and daddy :)
Happy 17th baby girl.