Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The BIG 3-0

Chad is officially old.

Here are some quotes I found about turning 30. I was hoping they would cheer up the old man, but I don't think they worked.

"When you turn thirty, a whole new thing happens, you start to see yourself acting like your parents." - Blair Sabol
"After 30, a body has a mind of its own." - Bette Midler
"Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most, live the longest." -Unknown

"30 is the new 20. Unless you're 2o, then 30 is the new 40."- Dan Pettigrew
For his birthday, Chad simply wanted to go out to eat to his favorite restaurant- Old Chicago. PROBLEM: The nearest Old Chicago is in Grand Junction, so thus began Chad's 30th Birthday Weekend Extravaganza.

This is how it ended:
The whole Smith fam eating at the Old Chicago in Grand Junction.
This is how we spent some time in the middle:

Swimming at the hotel. This picture here captures how Karli spent a whole hour...LITERALLY. She would climb up the ladder, jump in and go under, then do it all over again. This was the first time she went under water (intentionally) and she was loving it. What a little fish!

Kissing Cousins: Super cute at age one, SUPER embarrassing at age 13.
"Fies." We went to the McDonald's play land to let the kids gets some energy out. After playing for a while, Karli noticed another child had some fries, and she went to her Grandpa and tapped him on the knee and said, "Fies?" Needless to say, she got some fries.

We ate some jelly bellies. Turns out Karli likes black licorice. Sick.
Found a bouncy play place called "Bananas."
Went to the Dinosaur Museum.
This is how his Birthday weekend started:



With a Giant pink lemonade cupcake!

4 comments:

Alison said...

happy birthday gf #5!

R.D.L.L said...

Oh my goodness that looks like so much fun! Rob turns 30 next month - I wish Rob would think of a restaurant far away that we can go to for his Birthday! I love the quotes they crack me up!

The Mahaffey Family said...

Happy B-day Chad! You better watch out for your daughter did you see those lips pucker! You guys are in trouble later in life!

Holly said...

I love the picture of Karli & Tucker kissing!!! That was a fun weekend--thanks for turning 30, Chad, so that we could have a reason to celebrate!