Tuesday, June 07, 2011
I'm breaking my bloggy silence to wish myself a Happy Birthday. Am I allowed to say that? I think, yes. It was a lovely day. Isaac greeted me this morning with his runny nose, stinky diaper and smiles. Jonas sang every version of happy birthday to me that included me looking like a monkey and smelling like one too, something about Scooby Doo and another one about a snake eating my cake. Ella carefully wrapped every drawing she's been working on for 3 days and cut out lots of paper hearts and wrapped up coins from her bank. Kate let me share my birthday with all of her stuffed animal friends. That was a special privilege, I suppose. She was very sweet and kept hugging me and saying how much she loves me today on my birthday. Amy had coffee ready for me this morning and a special special thoughtful sweet gift from Anthropology. I'll have to post pics of my new locket charm bracelet. I had lunch with my birthday twin. My friend, Lindsay, and I share the exact same birthday. How special is that? We try to get together every year and share a birthday freebie. This year we went to Caribou and had drinks and doughnuts from a pastry place that people here rave about. It was more of a sugar rush than a lunch, but it's our birthday! We can do that! I spent the afternoon with my beautiful children shopping for a small pool and enjoying my free drink from Dun Bros coffee. We all shared a large smoothie. It was a special treat and very fun. I'm so thankful that school is out and we are all home together everyday. Today it was 102 degrees. It was stifling hot. It hasn't been this hot in Minnesota in 23 years. So, the weather breaking temps were just for my birthday. Isn't that nice? I actually enjoyed the weather today. We spend months and months complaining about how cold it is here and I was reminding today that we got what we wished for all winter. Our little window ac unit just can't keep up though. After running full strength all day long at 11 tonight our house has finally cooled down to 80. The bedrooms are hotter. I'm hoping the kids sleep well tonight. They have all had colds, coughs, and fevers off and on for several days now. I'm thankful for the special day the Lord allowed me to have with friends and my family. Each day is a gift and every year I realize that even more.