Friday, April 24, 2009

Happy Birthday weeks for Flower!

**Be forewarned, it's long because the last two weeks have been a PAR-TAY!

I am a firm believer in the birthday 'weeks' celebration and it's made so much easier and cheaper with all the restaurants that offer freebies! :) I want her birthday to last as long as possible. We started her celebrations on Saturday, April 11th with a family party. Then we went out several other times during the week before and the week after her birthday.
Tuesday evening the, 14th, we went to Chili's so she could get her free Molten Lava Cake.

Oh the yummy goodness of the molten lava!
Thursday the 16th, after I picked Flower up from preschool, we went to Baskin Robbins for her free ice cream cone!
While we were enjoying our ice cream she proclaimed, "Ice cream and noodles. My dream come true!" I asked her what kind and, with hand gestures and all, said "long noodles(spaghetti), curly noodles(Ramen), and shee shell noddles(sea shells-not sure where she's had these!). Those are the best!" I couldn't help but laugh and the girl behind the counter joined me. The girl loves noodles. She will eat any kind like pene, ziti, fetticini, macaroni and whatever we put in front of her and she'd eat them every meal if we let her. The ice cream of course had to be something pink.
Thursday evening, the 16th, we went to Red Robin with the Klein's. Flower got a free full meal, adult size! She and I shared her meal, each eating exactly half, leaving us stuffed! We only had to pay for KG's meal and tip. The grand total was $15! Not bad. They also sang to her and brought her free dessert and gave Ashton and Elle free dessert too! Awesome!

When they came to sing she started to hide under the table! She is not normally shy so it made sense when I asked her later why she did that, she replied she thought they were coming to take her away. Sad.

Friday the 17th, on our way to Tamarack, we stopped at Sonic for Flower's free kids meal. Lunch for the three of us? $7! Love all these great deals.

Sunday the 19th, on our way home from Tamarack, Flower requested noodles for dinner so we stopped at The Old Spaghetti Factory for her free meal and dessert. Unfortunately we didn't eat as cheap but it was still within our new budget so I can't complain. I've discovered it's really not my favorite place to go.

Monday the 20th we met our dinner group at Pier 49 Pizza to celebrate. Flower got a free sundae!
Think she's excited?!

Cindy is going to pop in two weeks with baby number two.

Tuesday the 21st, she got to take birthday treats to preschool. I wanted to make something fun and different so I made cakepops. I have wanted to make them for some time after seeing them here. She is very talented and I loved her Easter pops. I was just thrilled with my sprinkles job. :) I thought they were yummy although I will use a bit less frosting inside next time. All the mom's and kids at the school loved them! Nice little stroke for my ego. :)

After preschool we went downtown for a free Ben + Jerry's ice cream scoop and then to Oriental Express for her Birthday chicken and rice.

Thursday the 23rd, after the zoo, we went to Cold Stone to get her free ice with sprinkles. So shocking. :)

Friday the 24th we went with the Sturgill's to Tepanyaki or Tepanyucki as bratty Kris calls it. Hopefully we changed her opinion. If not, too bad for her. :) We love it. It's my favorite place to get salmon and they have my favorite fried rice and I really like the salad. And come to think of it that is the only place that I will eat any type oriental soup. Yummy. Flower also got a free birthday cheesecake. Sturg's gave Flower a cute umbrella and she is thrilled. She's been wanting one ever since she last played with Ellektra and they fought over hers.
*Take note of Jer's hat*

Can you see the egg in the air? It's in between the cute, unsuspecting couple in red that we totally embarrassed pretty much the whole time we were there! It might have had something to do with two people, who's names begin with K, exchanging the middle finger and two people being accussed of being lesbians as part of the convo. They were from Idaho Falls and I'm pretty sure they were a sweet mormon couple. We scared them. Ha!

So the hat. Jer left it sitting on a chair so K grabbed it and brought it outside while J flirted, or or paid or something like that, with the cashier. We saw him come out just enough for him to realize his head was cold and go back in looking for the hat. We were cracking up. K put it on my head and we waited for him to come out. The whole place was looking for his hat.

I don't think he was nearly as amused as we were. Somehow I think that's normally the case. :) We had a great time!

This is now the last of the celebrations of Flower's birth.

Fun, fun times! We love you girl!


The Goodsell Shrub said...

That's a lot of ice cream and free food. Awesome. We really should take advantage of some of those deals more often!!!!

Amanda said...

Wow, so much fun! I've seen that website about the cupcakes. They are so cute, you did a great job!

Heather BT said...

I had no idea so many places gave away free food for birthdays. I knew about the Baskin Robbins, but that was it. Look out next year! Thanks for this post!
Heather BT

Kami said...

Sounds like you guys had fun. We have so many offers on our birthday and now that we live here we can't use them. Since me and Emma's birthdays are so close we may have to take a weekend trip to Spokane just to use them all. :)

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