Saturday, August 21, 2010

Dina's Birthday Fest 2010

Kevin is such a great husband and dad. One of the special things he has done is starting the tradition of the Birthday Fest...

Whenever one of our birthdays comes around, we get to have several days of Birthday Fest fun, not just a single day of celebrating.

This week I've gotten to pick favorite meals, movies to watch at night, and last night we went out for southern BBQ for dinner. Kevin even brought home some of my favorite flowers.Today was another special day, Kevin and I had a leisurely morning enjoying coffee, playing on the computer, and talking.

Earlier in the week, we had decided what better way to celebrate my birthday then to go to Ames to visit the kids.

Heading out of town, we stopped at a couple of garage sales
(didn't find a thing, don't need a thing, why do we stop?).

We had a great day in Ames. A little different then two weeks ago when we were there. The students are all back, the streets and sidewalks are crowded with groups of freshmen, trying to find their way. (both on campus, and in life)

We pulled into town a little before noon, and we went directly to Dublin Bay. Kris, Allison and Emmy hadn't had breakfast yet, and Kevin and I only had toast ~we were all hungry.

We had a great day visiting with Kris, Allison, and Emmy. We walked around campus, went to the bookstore, and enjoyed each others company. We got a hold of Travis and Logan, my sister's boys, who are both now attending ISU, and they both got to join us. Kris had a friend visiting from WI who graduated in May so he was there as well.

Later in the day, we enjoyed a DQ birthday cake, and between the 8 of us, we polished one off pretty quickly. (just a small one, we're not that big of pigs!)

The kids have all been enjoying Destination Iowa State, walking around seeing all the new students, and enjoying the activity. While walking around, Kris saw Dr Mirka, a professor and the chair of the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering there.
Dr. Mirka mentioned again how he reads about the Watts' on this post. One of my few fans...

"Hi Dr. Mirka" :-)

Anyway, I had a great day, and was glad the kids were all able to help me celebrate it.
Thanks everyone!

1 comment:

Margo said...

Sounds like you have been having a wonderful Birthday Fest! What a wonderful idea :-)