The present-receiving actually began about two weeks ago when my sister decided to give me my gift - a beautiful Vera Bradley bag and wallet - a little early. Was she so overwhelmed with gift-giving excitement that she just couldn't wait another day? Nope. She just happened to be driving by our apartment after buying the gift and felt like dropping it off. She even handed it to me in the store bag ... from Wright's Chicken Farm (she bought it at their gift shop). That Mallory - always a class act.
Cinderella's Bakery in Fall River, which was a great way to begin the day. After that, Mom treated me to lunch at Sam Diego's in Plymouth - my favorite restaurant - where we had a delicious Mexican meal. Everything - from the frozen mudslides to the chips and salsa - was absolutely delicious. I've been wanting a do-over ever since we drove away from the restaurant. *sigh*
Jalapeno poppers with buffalo wings
Cupcake Charlie's to get a few cupcakes to take home with us (carrot cake, mint, and peanut butter). We didn't get around to eating them until the next day, but they had a fantastic taste. I can't wait to go back to see what the other ones taste like!
Cinderella's to pick up some malasadas for breakfast. They were hot, sugary, and fantastic. I opened my gifts (I got this, this, and this) and couldn't wait to use/watch/read them all. Oh yeah, and to top it all off ... the moment you've all been waiting for ... we had this for dessert:
Eskimo King, and it was outstanding. I could not leave it alone, but it was HUGE and lasted a very long time. I miss it terribly.
So ... that was my birthday, and it was a complete success. THANK YOU MOM FOR EVERYTHING! Maybe you can do it again next week? I don't mind turning 33 a little early if I can have more of that cake ... or the lunch ... and the presents.