I had a good day yesterday. It started off by going to dim sum with my mom and sister. We had dumplings galore- shrimp, scallop, pork and shrimp, chicken and basil, and jalapeno shrimp morsels. We also had barbecue steamed buns, sea bass, and peking duck. It was all scrumptious! We ended the meal with fortune cookies (the title is my fortune) and pictures with the buddha.
My mom and I then went to T.arget to get gifts for my cousins birthdays. My mom and I have birthdays one week apart (hers is on the 5th). My cousins have the same birthdays as ours. So we usually all celebrate together, but this year we didn't- which is fine with me.
I sat up half-asleep and confused. When I said hello, my MIL and FIL started singing to me! Can you believe this? I haven't spoken to them in a week and a half but they called me to wish me happy birthday. I still find this a little dumbfounding. I thought for sure my FIL wouldn't remember and my MIL just wouldn't care, but I was wrong. I don't know if this is her way of trying to make ammends (because she does not apologize) or if she was just trying to be nice. Either way, it was much appreciated.
For dinner Mr. H, Aaron and I went to dinner at a local pizzeria. We had never been there before (I had a coupon), but it was honestly some of the best pizza I have ever had. Then we went to my mom's house for birthday cake. She is not a baker by any means, in fact it's very difficult for her to follow a recipe, but this is one thing she has figured out how to make (and she's good at it!). She made me Tres Leches cake with fresh strawberries. mmmmm :-)
Here are a few of my favorite photos from the evening: