So, yeah, I never did get to around to posting about Zoe’s birthday…
Well, we were barely home and unpacked, but there was celebrating to do. Harper wasn’t quite well on Sunday morning but after a few more tummy troubles, things started getting better. By mid afternoon he was eating the house down (no food in the tummy will do that to ya) and by 2pm he was back to playing around like he’d never been sick. Thank goodness!
So, with him being back in the swing, we decided to go ahead with our plans. Zoe wanted to go to Fuji Steakhouse for dinner, a Japanese hibachi place, but I asked her if we could try another place just like it, Kodo. I had eaten at Kodo with a few friends and really liked it. It’s much quieter than Fuji and the food is just as good if not better. We were the only people there that night with the exception of one guy at the bar and a few people picking up take out. We had a good time and the food was great.
After dinner, we headed back to our house for cake and presents. I picked up a tuxedo cake at Costco earlier that morning and let me tell you, it was delicious!
Of course when it came to singing Happy Birthday, Dakota HAD to be right with the birthday girl! There is nothing Dakota loves more than a “hap birt-day”! She loves to hear us all sing it and help blow out the candles and open the gifts. Lucky for her Zoe is old enough that she doesn’t mind the help! :)
After singing happy birthday and eating cake, it was on to the gifts. I thought I’d get her some Christmas decorations for her apartment, so that’s what she got from us this year. She got some moola from Mema and Meme and Papa got her some cute mugs and coffee’s. It wasn’t a ton, but a pretty good haul for a 20 year old!
Zoe and Brandon headed home after the cake and presents since it was back to real life for all of us the next day. I’m so glad we got to celebrate her big day with her even if it did seem a bit harried. Just as long as she knows how much we love her, it’s all good.