My family wanted to know what I did all day for my birthday. So, here it is.
12:01am - Hubby comes home from work. He says, "Happy Birthday" then we go to sleep.
5:00am - I wake up exhausted yet restless, unable to fall back asleep.
5:45am - Hubby leaves for work
7:00am - I fall back asleep
9:00am - Noisy kids wake me up - the day begins.
11:00am - Take the kids to the library
1:00pm - A friend and her kids come over to play, not knowing it was my birthday. But it worked out perfectly. I had someone to talk to and my kids had someone to play with while I cooked and baked all afternoon. One dinner for my family and one for a family who just had a baby.
I even baked myself a cake knowing the kids were all about cake on birthdays, even if it's not their own.
So imagine my immense surprise when Hubby walks through the door at 5:00pm with a small cake, ice cream, my favorite cookies, and roses... all with the Walmart price tags still attached.
I had to smile. The man's improving!
Of course then we had to joke that Walmart needs a new slogan. What do you think, "Walmart. Saving the world. One marriage at a time."
Seriously, have you ever tried going there at 11pm the night before Valentine's Day or Mother's Day?
5:30pm - Friend and her kids leave
6:00pm - Take dinner to other family
7:00pm - My brother and his wife arrive. We eat dinner.
By then the kids were beside themselves. They wanted that dang cake and ice cream! So we obliged them before one of them had a stroke from too much anticipation.
Whew! I know I'm getting old and all, but I sure was impressed that I could blow out all 28 candles in just one little breath.
That takes skill people. Real skill.
Then the roses were handed to me. One from everybody.
(And I still don't understand why men can't just be normal for the camera. Wait... maybe the goofy faces are the normal ones! Hmmm...)
Even little Claira had a rose for me.
My bother and SIL gifted me why some wonderfully perfect jewelry. Just my style.
The kids were finally in bed about 10pm.
Hubby and I watched a show, then collapsed into bed. Sleep was almost instantaneous.
I must be getting old.