Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I'm 32!

Here's what I love about having kids.  Who else is so worried about my birthday?  No one.  But my girls?  Yeah, they're pretty much determined to make it my best birthday ever EVERY YEAR!

So this year, I woke up to Maddie (who is too young and needy to have caught the spirit of making mom's birthday the best day of her life), who was fed, and then showed her affection for me by agreeing to poke her dad up the nostrils and pull his hair until he got up out of bed with her and I could go back to sleep.  Which I did, until 9:30, people.  9:30!!  That right there was the highlight of my life.

Then I was treated to these three cards.  Olivia's letters are currently full of questions.  I was to answer these questions on the back of the card.
 This is a birthday cake, a la Bella.
 Naomi labeled Bella's card.  I wasn't clear how to indicate the birthday after my 31st, but it appears the correct term is "32th."

 And apparently Picasa thinks the correct orientation for these card shots is portrait.
 As Naomi indicated, they "srved me brekfst."  Olivia made the pancakes, Naomi made the scrambled eggs, and Bella stirred my yogurt.
 Then. . . wait for it. . . they did dishes!
 I love these girls!  (And their dad, obviously, who encouraged and enabled this lovely show of birthday affection.)
Happy Birthday to me!

9 comments:

Mike and Kelly said...

Happy Birthday Lady, and welcome to the 32th club. You do have adorable little ones.... and very good card writers... Have they considered a career at Hallmark? Hope you had a lovely rest of your day!!!

Renae said...

Happy Birthday Emilee!! That 9:30 am sleeping in sounds like the best gift ever, well, next to the artwork and not having to clean up. :)

Story Family said...

Indeed! What adorable girls. Happy, happy birthday!

adventure knitter said...

Happy Birthday! I didn't know that you're an April b-day too! Mine is on Monday...the big 3-0 this year. I hope my kids let me sleep in until 9:30! that's all i want this year...

formatie petreceri said...

Happy Birthday to you. My birthday is tomorrow, but after this day i will have 40 year, i don`t want :(

Liz said...

Happy birthday! I really can't decide which was better: the sleeping in, the breakfast in bed, or having the dishes done. What lovely, thoughtful girls you have!

Millie @ The Busy Butlers said...

Too sweet!!! Happy Birthday, cute girl!

brittani c. said...

Such an honest question on your birthday card, "Are you happy?" I think it's a great reminder as we get older. :) Happy birthday!

Sara said...

Happy Birthday! I wish I was there to spoil you right along side your girls!