Nope! I'm not afraid to admit it! I have earned each and every year. And I thank the Lord for each year that He blesses me with this life.
My morning started with sleeping in till 7, coffee, and my first birthday phone call from Heidi 1t 7:15. After getting Dominic to school and Emma Kate to my parents, we took Connor with us for breakfast. It's not very often that he gets time alone with Jeff and I. He told everyone he could that it was my birthday:)
At breakfast I opened some cards that I had been receiving all week from my amazing friends from out of state.
I cannot tell you how special these ladies make me feel.
Starbucks even remembered my special day :)
After breakfast we headed next door to this cute little bakery that we had never been in and picked up some yummies for after dinner. It was all I could do to not break into these early! Jeff had suggested we go to the beach or some sort of day trip. But really I wanted to just stay local and enjoy this gorgeous weather we are having! Our lawn needed to be mowed and Connor has been BEGGING since February to open up a water table Emma Kate received for her birthday. So I sat in a lawn chair and enjoyed the kids. I also received more phone calls and birthday texts...these continued all day...so much fun!
I heard from all of the important ladies in my life. (The most creative text was from Jaime...she sent a pix text of her 3 year old playing with birthday candles and holding one up toward the phone. So cute!) Everyone, including Libby felt like it was summer!
Later in the afternoon I left for a manicure. Recently I started getting the Shilac Manicure and I LOVE it! (Finally a manicure that is perfect for busy moms and lasts a couple of weeks!)
I picked up Dominic early from track(he called home suffering from Heat Stroke.) He was in bad shape. (Life as a mom definitely does not stop just because it's your birthday!) He was really sweet...apologizing on the way home because it was my birthday...really?!?! We got some food and fluids in him...as well as a 20 min power nap. He was a new man when he woke up...good thing cause we had dinner reservations at 5:30! Here are the other kids ready to go. Emma Kate has been very interested in my sunglasses lately:)
Jeff had made the dinner arrangements...his parents, my parents, Scott and Harley met us at the restaurant. (Shawna had to work. Sad.) Dinner was a little crazy with all the kids.
I received some really great gifts! One of my favorites was from Connor and "Bunga." Connor drew a picture of a train...shocker! And Jeff's mom transferred it to a kitchen towel with fabric markers. Baby Harley got me a Best Buy gift card (1 out of 2) that I got to help in the, hopefully soon, purchase of a new camera!