Happy birthday to my wonderful and amazing sister!!!
Today she turns 32 years young!
Yesterday, we celebrated her birthday with my mom and Matthew, who, of course, is the cutest baby alive.
In conversation, I said something about Murphy and, for some reason, it caught Matthew’s attention.
He thought the word “Murphy” was hilarious, so I kept saying it over and over again to make him laugh. Oh my gosh, it was so cute!
If Matthew likes the word “Murphy” that much, I hope he loves the actual dog even more! Murphy is pretty hilarious.
We decided to get lunch from Panera yesterday afternoon. My mom and I ran out while my sister stayed home and hung out with Matthew.
I ended up getting a spinach salad with mushrooms, bacon, and fried onions. It was good, but I sort of wished I got chicken or something with a little more substance on it.
Oh well. I still ate the entire thing.
After lunch, we celebrated my sister’s birthday with Scotcharoos and presents!
Growing up, my great aunt, T.T., always made Scotcharoos for family events. (We actually think she had a lifetime supply stored in her freezer, so she could just grab-and-go whenever she needed a batch.) Our whole family loved them, but my sister and I (and our cousins) went especially crazy over them. I can even remember a few times when I ate so many Scotcharoos I felt sick to my stomach. Sugar overload. Scotcharoos are sure delicious, but definitely not the healthiest.
I thought about “healthifying” the Scotcharoos that I made for my sister, but I didn’t think that would be very fun. Plus, I wanted them to be as close to T.T.’s Scotcharoos as possible. I did, however, buy all of the ingredients at Whole Foods, so most of them were at least organic. You know, because organic corn syrup and cane sugar are different than the conventional stuff—kidding, obviously. The freshly ground peanut butter seemed to make a difference though. That flavor came through nice and strong! Yum!
My sister said she loved her birthday Scotcharoos! Yay!
Look at that pouty face! I don’t think Matthew liked our singing.
I loved the birthday card that I gave my sister yesterday, and it definitely cracked her up too.
The image on the front reminded me of something that happened when we were kids. I told my sister to eat cat food when we were at my Grammie’s house (I swear, all of the ridiculous things we did as kids happened at Grammie’s house), and she did. It was just Meow Mix (the dry cat food), but I didn’t think she’d actually do it. Well, she ate it and she did it without hesitation.
I still have no idea why she even listened to me. Maybe she was curious? Or hungry? Maybe it was just because I was her big sister? She probably just wanted to make me laugh. (Truthfully, I tried the Meow Mix too, but only because my curiosity was killing me!)
Anyway, inside the card said: “You’ve come a long way, Sis.” Haha!
Even though it wasn’t his birthday, my mom sent me home with a present for Murphy.
He was pumped!
Murphy loves presents!
What is it?
My mom bought Murphy a kiddie pool so he can cool off when it’s too hot for pugs.
Despite his less-than-enthusiatic expression, I swear he liked it!
Questions of the Day
What ridiculous thing did you do as a kid because one of your siblings suggested it?
Have you ever eaten cat (or dog) food?
P.S. For the pug lovers: 41 Reasons Why Pugs Are The Most Majestic Creatures On Earth. (We already knew this though, right?)