Cory turned 28 on January 3. Usually, Cory works on his birthday, but with the way Christmas and New Year fell this year, he had his birthday off. He had basketball practice, but besides that the day was ours. It was lovely!
While he was gone, Sheppard and I ran errands for his birthday with our niece Maili. I think birthdays are far more exciting if you get an awesome birthday bouquet. Then, after picking up his fabulous balloons, we picked up a big cheesecake at The Cheesecake Factory in a couple flavors. Maili wanted to get him a present, so we stopped at Dick's Sporting Goods to get him a new basketball and then we met him for lunch at the Subway in the mall.
One of Cory's quirks is that he loves walking around the mall. When we're old and grey we will probably become mall walkers. He will be rocking his white velcro sneakers and have a walker that has a Kansas Jayhawks banner. So, we walked around the mall a bit.
Later, we opened gifts (a new electric razor he can use in the shower, a tie, a Nike shirt, the SI Basketball Book, some new headphones, etc.) and left Sheppard with Cory's mom so we could go out to eat. We tried out a mediocre sushi place and then hit up the outlets at Grapevine Mills Mall. We got an Auntie Anne's pretzel of course (a favorite). Cory's mom met us to go to Les Miserables. I heard it was absolutely fantastic, but I unfortunately spent the majority of the film out in the hall with Sheppard. He was being a chatterbox and was being way too disruptive to stay in the theatre. Lesson learned: four months is too old to take to the movies. A babysitter will be booked for our next movie theatre visit!
Overall, it was a great day. Cory gets more good lucking and dashingly handsome each year. Plus, he grows more and more thoughtful. I'm a lucky girl and Shep is lucky to have such a great daddy!