Thanks for all of the birthday wishes everyone! It was a good one this year.
Here's my recipe for a fabulous birthday weekend:
Time with my girlfriends
Time with my husband
Time with my kids
Time alone (just a bit!)
On Saturday the girls and Kenny got busy making me my cake (yellow cake with chocolate frosting) and don't forget Ariel since she's my favorite princess -- and favorite princesses are pretty important around here. I turned my kitchen over to the chefs and enjoyed some alone time getting a pedicure. I almost got brave enough to branch out and pick an actual color, but nope. Stuck with my stand by. Then I went home and had cake with my family and spent time with my littles opening presents and receiving their cards. I got a lot of sweet cards that I will treasure always - especially the two pictured above. Later that night Kenny took me to dinner and shopping. He hates to shop but was a good sport (aside from mentioning that he wished he had a book over and over in the shoe department in Nordstroms and then at one point almost falling asleep. Although he perked up pretty quickly when we headed to the swim suit department...) . He also gave me something I am SO excited about! My magazine holder from Ballards. I wanted this for Christmas but it was on back order and it was unclear if it would ever come in. But it did! Just in time for my birthday!
I figured that since I have about 3,000 of these floating around...
Something else very exciting happened on my birthday weekend extravaganza. We took the girls to the park and finally taught them how to ride their bikes without training wheels! I know my girls are a little old to just be learning this (especially Ellie) but we honestly have not had a free Saturday in SO long to practice with them. (I couldn't teach them during the week because I always have Kole and he needs 24/7 supervision.) They did amazing and aside from a few crashes and spills that are part of bike riding territory, they had a blast and are were totally cruising around on their bikes minus the training wheels -- with daddy running along side them the whole time. (Talk about a good workout for Kenny.)
It was so fun to see my girls reach this milestone together! I wish I could have taken more pictures.
But I was a bit occupied. With my boy. Who doesn't want to play at the park when we're at the park.
He would much rather hang out in the bushes...
or climb on the rocks...
or hide from me along the fence...
or chase his sisters on their bikes.
Like I said, time alone, time with girl friends, time with my husband, and time with my kiddos.
The recipe for a fabulous birthday! Year 35 is off to a great start.