Happy Birthday Dearest

20140912_161010I wrote this out much earlier but forgot to add the photos and post it.  So last weekend two weekends ago was Richard’s 26th birthday. We’ve decided that perhaps we’re too old busy for an entire birthday week but a whole birthday weekend is just right. I always feel like I drop the ball on birthday celebrations. I didn’t grow up celebrating birthdays so I’m not very good at planning out big to-dos; which is perfect because Richard doesn’t like big to-dos. This year we had what felt like a 3 day weekend together. I don’t have class on Friday and Richard only had one class early in the morning. It was a cold rainy weekend so we couldn’t do much outside so instead we decided to stay in almost all weekend, except to go get food. We had lunch at one of our favorite places, Queenie’s in Utica Square. Queenie’s food menu is pretty simple, think sandwiches, salads and a burger. We always split a delicious grilled cheese and anything else. But really we go there for the desserts. We split a little chocolate cake and a lemon bar. Our waitress went above and beyond making them both very pretty and extra tasty.

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Because of some other issues earlier in the day, we weren’t able to make it to the museum like we wanted so instead we built a fort. We made it super cozy with extra pillows and blankets. We ran to target and I bought Richard a few gifts. I’m not sure if I should call them presents since Richard picked them out and most didn’t get wrapped. I bought a battery pack for our dead X-Box remote and bought Plants v Zombies. I’m not a gamer at all. I only like silly and simple games that usually include repetitive tasks and beating a timer. Richard LOVES video games. The kind that involve shooting and memorizing some sort of map. Those give me motion sickness. After buying our supplies we returned to our cozy fort and played video games for the rest of the day.  We only stopped to go get soup from the Whole Foods up the street.

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The rest of the weekend was a perfectly lazy event filled with more yummy food (steak from Texas Roadhouse… yum!)and plenty of time in our fort.  We watched the OU football game from our fort on Saturday night.  Sunday Richard’s mom came over late that evening and brought a yummy chocolate cake.  I busted out the multiple boxes of Oreo’s I bought just for him.

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I’m thinking this fort building may be a new tradition in the making because Richard LOVED it. He got so excited when I pulled out sheets and he realized I was being serious about crafting our fortress.

p.s. Sorry, the pictures are so grainy… I really need to bust out our real camera more often just around the house.