Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Cherokee Indians & Another Birthday Celebration
My parents went at the end of last week to see the Cherokee Indians in Cherokee, NC. My great, great grandmother on my Dad's side was a Cherokee Indian so they took my sister and her family to go check it all out. We hope to go one day as well. I think the kids would really like it.
My parents brought back gifts for the kids from their trip. Cooper and Grant got tomahawks (don't worry they are made of rubber). Cooper keeps calling it his ax despite the fact that I have explained to him that it is called a tomahawk. I told him he can remember because it is like when we go to the Braves game and we do the "Tomahawk Chop" :) Kindle and Celeste got bead Indian necklaces. Here is a close up. They really love them!
And Gunnar got a wooden hand drum. He actually held and shook it a bit which was cute. I am going to save it for him till he is a little bigger since he is starting to want to put things in his mouth. My parents also bought them a book for me to read to everyone to teach them about the Cherokee Indians for school.
I am looking forward to teaching them more about their Indian heritage!
Tonight, I went out with my friend, Alanna. We went to dinner at Rafferty's. It was very yummy! We both ordered the same thing, chicken salad croissants & cream of potato soup :) The waitress brought us a bowl of ice cream with whip cream and a cherry on top for our birthday. We also got the waitress to take a photo of us since our last photo together was way too long ago to even mention.
After dinner, we went to see Dinner for Schmucks. We are both big fans of The Office and like Steve Carrell so it was a great choice. The movie was really funny. I laughed out loud which I don't do very often. I would definitely recommend it. (Disclaimer: It is rated PG-13. There is a bit of bad language & some adult content, but it wasn't too bad.) I am very glad we had the opportunity to celebrate our 30th birthdays together!