Amy Is 36

Posted by Amy Evelyn Oden , Saturday, September 28, 2013 10:37 AM

I turned 36 earlier this week and we celebrated indulgently, with many of my favorite things. 

(1) Chocolate
(2) Palmiers
(3) Thoughtful, lovely gifts from kind family & friends (a few pictured below)
 (4) Going out to eat and (5) amazing food 
Saturday night: filet mignon with onions & mushrooms in wine sauce - a dinner enjoyed with Patrick's family at Chelsea Restaurant in Glendora


On Sunday ~ grilled fish tacos for lunch...

...and savory crepes for dinner ~ mine was chicken & artichoke with sherry cream sauce ~ at La Creperie Cafe

(6) Gorgeous weather!  Perfect for a fun outing...
...with a bit of hat peek-a-boo to pass the time in the car... the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA


(7) My two very favorites of all

Vianne's favorite part was getting wet! Above, she's signing "more" to the kid controlling the water spout...:-)

Touching the starfish and sea anemones. We also got to pet the sharks & manta rays!

These birds were so loud that Vianne covers her ears even when she sees the pictures of them.

Some very unusual looking creatures under the sea!
Afterwards, we went for a walk along the water...

 ...and V got in a nap!
 We brought home a manatee souvenir.  This is before heading out for happy hour on Monday, my actual birthday.  A very fun weekend of celebrating!