Yesterday was my birthday!
Aside from the present the dog left me in the morning (he threw up on the carpet) I had the best day. The girls got up and we headed to my sisters house, I opened my presents from her (she spoiled me rotten...a new swimsuit, umbrella, scrap supplies, burts bees, chocolate and a shoe bookmark...all the things I love or needed) and then we loaded up the car and took off.
First stop, the Merry Go Round Museum in Sandusky. The kids LOVED doing the rubbings and riding the merry go round (my nephew is into Toads, so he picked the frog to ride).
Then we headed over to the shoreline to see Lake Erie and wander around a bit at the park. Livy loved that Cedar Point could be seen...she cannot wait to go back there!
After that, the girls were after ice cream (they are ALWAYS after ice cream. I'm not a huge ice cream fan so was trying to find Trin's logic for saying it was a birthday present for ME). Amyway, we were headed to Port CLinton on Route 6 we passed Toft's so we had to stop! Omgosh, they have lots of choices and a small cone is like 4 scoops!
Happily sated, we got in the car and drove the rest of the way to the Great Lakes Popcorn Company in Port Clinton:
We tired lots of flavours at their tasting station and came up with a few favourites. Trin was all about the Columbus mix and Livy the jellybean, but Mindy and I both went crazy over the salt and vinegar. Omgosh, it is awesome!!! I think I found a new favourite junk food!
Afterwards, we headed back to my sisters, where my BIL made us dinner on the grill and the kids played in the sandbox. Then, we went over to Big Lots where I found the much sought after thickers for $2 a pack!
When we left, standing by the road across the street, we saw her...she was nice enough to stand still and pose for me. We looked at each other awhile and then she went back to eating and we drove back to Min's.
My mom called as we were leaving, so I talked to her on the way home and Stan was waiting here at home for me with tiramisu! The best birthday cake ever! And a great way to end a perfect day!