I cleaned all day. That was the only downer. But mid morning my husband showed up with my birthday doughnuts. It's tradition. I get up at 6 am and run to Haggen and get the doughnuts before anyone wakes up. Then we have doughnuts for breakfast (only 7 times a year) and that is the kick off for your special day. I didn't even expect birthday doughnuts- since I didn't go get them myself.
When the kids got home from school they called their dad to see when he would be home... and then they all ran off together.
For dinner we met my parents at The Olive Garden. My. Very. Favorite. Where the waitresses kept sneaking my adorable offspring Andes Mints. I opened my presents and then asked the waitresses not to sing to me. We had yummy dinner (and lunch, too) and a great bottle of champagne.
But check out my birthday haul!
Clockwise from the top there is:
Movies from Caleb
Stuffed mama and baby elephants from Elizabeth
Coupons for: No dishes for a week, A day to go where ever I want, and Breakfast in bed From Jesse
Candy to go with my movies from Caleb
And from Abigail, Jesse, and Sebastian:
It is engraved with the first initials of each of my children's first names in birth order (JCEAJ).
Tonight I get to go out with Karen and Andreena as is our tradition as the Three Musketeers.
Happy Birthday To ME!