Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Jae!

Today wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be.  Paul and I went for a 7 mile run, got coffee at Caribou and headed to the Mall of America.  We spent the next 4 hours doing exactly what we did on our very first date...riding rides at Nickelodeon Universe (only it was Camp Snoopy back then).  It was fun. And when our stomachs needed a break from all the twists and turns we went to see "Hall Pass."

For dinner we stopped at our favorite steak house, Porterhouse. Although I made the comment that we won't be stopping there a year from now or two years from now, or 4, or 5 or 6.  Our odds are much better for a Chucky Cheese on future March 29ths than an upscale steak house.  Greasy disusting pizza sounds great, as long as Jae is there with us.

Thanks for all the well wishes yesterday and today  Jae received some very thoughtful presents.  And I can't explain how much the texts, voice mails, emails, facebook posts, et cetera mean to us.  Jae will be home soon.  And then we will throw one heck of a Gotcha Day party.

And we decided on a tiger cake for Jae's 1st as the national animal of South Korea seemed like an appropriate choice.  And don't laugh, it was our first try at any sort of cake like this.  Let's just say we learned a lot about what we will do differently next time.  Paul named the tiger, Ed.  Don't ask me why.  He also named our dog, Larry.  Actuaries.  There is no understanding them.

Jae's Tiger Cake

Happy 1st Birthday, Jae!  We love you very much!

Jae's Mom

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday, Jae!

    So glad that you and Paul were able to have such a fun day!

    The cake looks great - you have sure upgraded since the days of "woof bark." :-)