I chose to do the Day in My Life project as my birthday. I will most likely repeat this project at a later date at some more mundane day, but yesterday begged to be recorded, especially since it fell the day after completing the 365 project.
Woke up, but after going to bed very late, went back to sleep.
Finally decided I was up. Checked email - lots of facebook love.
Time to get showered, dressed and packed for the day.
Saw the message my awesome roomie left for me on our whiteboard by the front door:
Drove to my parent's house for brunch. But first, present time! No wrapping needed - I ordered this one on my own, but it was partially gifted by my parents as well:
Just opened the box. It's so pretty. Syncing it up for the first time:
Brunch with my parents. Mom got up early and made my favorites: popovers!
A brief nap, laundry and other everyday stuff occurred here. And maybe some toying around with the iPad.
Time to work on my birthday cake. Mom worked on the batter as I prepped the bowls to dye the batter six different colors to make my rainbow cake. That's paste food coloring - very potent in color.
See? But since a little goes a long way, we were tentative in the coloring at the beginning. Our theory was that the batter would get lighter in color when cooked.
You have to pour it quickly - gravity is both our friend and our enemy. Six bowls, six colors, six spatulas. Mom and I switched off every other color.
Ready to go in the oven!
Cake's done! It looks amazing! We're not going to ice it, but just sprinkle some powdered sugar on it.
Research and purchasing of tickets and reservations for a trip in August happened here. No pictures taken, sorry.
Portrait photography meet-up. A chance to play around with lighting equipment that I don't own without having to rent it. Also fun to chat with photographers of various skill levels.
Birthday dinner with my parents and roommate at a Mongolian BBQ place that also has a buffet. First, you have the appetizers:
Yes, that's toasted ravioli you see. So what? It was there, and it's St. Louisian. :)
Then it's time to mix your own veggies, meats and sauce and they grill it up for you:
Birthday cake with my parents, my roommate, and my parent's neighbors:
Look at the cake! It turned out SO well!
It's been a long, fun and exciting day. Even with the rainstorm. Time to curl up in bed with the iPad.
Thanks to all who were a part of my birthday, whether in person, by phone, by text or by facebook message. Thanks for making me feel so loved!