Slap me sideways and call me Sally. We had such a crazy busy week last week that if you had in fact called me Sally, I would have answered you like it ain’t no thing. Between work, blog, birthdays and you know, like life stuff, last week had me on the brink of sanity balancing on my tippy toes, trying not to fall right off the edge.
But the good news is that we survived. Yup, I might be writing my first post as a 30 year old, but that doesn’t change the fact that we are on the other side of a trying week. Thank goodness.
Let’s Talk About 30: As it turns out, it’s not that bad. In truth it’s actually no different to what it was like being 29. Duh. But somehow even though logic told me this before we celebrated the big change on Sunday, I had to experience it to believe it. And after being all emo about it leading up to the big day, I actually had the best time on my birthday. That never happens. Either my family and friends totally spoiled me over the weekend or I stopped being a self centred chop, but either way I felt so special that I felt silly being so emotional about it before.
Watching: We’re were back to watching Orphan Black on Netflix but then when we wanted to get our fix last night it wasn’t there anymore. Does that happen to anyone else?? We had to watch New Girl instead, but I’m not complaining. I freaking love that show. Even more than Friends. Yes. I said it.
If you could join a group of friends in a TV series, which one would it be?
— Snap: cindyalfino (@CindyAlfino) September 26, 2016
Adapting to: We go out a lot as a family. At least once a weekend we find ourselves stopping for a quick bite to eat at a restaurant. And, as anyone with kids would probably experience too, we most often end up at the Spur. It’s the kids first choice – always! And we don’t mind it either because they can play safely while we actually get the chance to chat uninterrupted. The only thing was that the food options for the kids weren’t all that healthy. But last weekend we discovered their new kids menu, have you seen it? You can substitute the chips for sweet potato fries, sweet corn, salad or veg. It’s so cool. Our kids were a bit bummed (which is why I say we’re adapting), but only because of this… 😉
Did I just make my kids order veg at the Spur while I eat my chips and onion rings? You know I did
— Snap: cindyalfino (@CindyAlfino) September 9, 2016
Also have you seen their virtual reality goggles? They’re just R20 and the kids get to go on all different kinds of adventures. And by the kids I totally include my husband. He spent the first night that we had them wandering around the house with them on doing strange things like climbing Everest and what not.
Realising: So, due to many unfortunate events and September being like, the busiest month ever in the history of the World – we had far less people at our party than we usually do. An although I was really sad that people couldn’t make it (and we missed them), it was actually so cool having a small, intimate party. I actually got to sit down and talk to everyone, and eat and drink and be merry. It was so nice compared the rush and stress of what normally happens. Definitely thinking of scaling down in the years to come too.
We also toned down the whole party. The focus was on food and decor. But I didn’t do any games or jumping castle. And you know what? The kids had just as much fun! It was such an eye opener for me.
Anyway, there will be a full post on this sometime this week, but here’s a sneak peak of the birthday cake 🙂