Monday, July 8, 2013


 Today was my birthday. I hate to admit that I can no longer deny that I'm in my 30s. Ah, 2 years and I still haven't gotten over it! I told the boys they could be dyslexic today and call me 23:)

My gang treated me royally today! Ben made pancakes and sausage for breakfast and put a candle in some pancakes and they all sang to me. The boys insisted we all wear birthday hats! They are so sweet:) The kiddos all colored me sweet cards and gave them to me before I even rolled out of bed this morning.

A little later in the morning, we all went out to a couple stores, where they let me pick out a little trinket from one of my favorite places "Charming Charlie." (side note: if you have not visited there, GO!) I also got a gift card in the mail for a store that just happened to be 2 doors down from CC's, so we browsed in there. I'm pretty sure I'm going to save it and try to save money to buy a new rug (ours has been beaten to death by children and time...) or some dishes (lots of our dishes have been broken).

We had a little quiet time this afternoon while Eliana napped and then we went out for a sandwich at Jimmy John's and came back for some DQ ice cream cake! No, I am not 311 years old, although some days I might feel like it! We had no "2" so Ben improvised:) Looking around at the earnest faces singing me happy birthday, remembering all the extra hugs and "I love you's" I got today....I felt very blessed.

And I want to wish a special Happy Birthday to my birthday "twin!" My dear Aunt T! I hope you had a special time being celebrated TX style! Sending you hugs from Chi-town....:)


Aunt t said...

Dear Heidi,
You are so special to me! I love sharing a Birthday with you. We always joke it's our Birthday week, so we milk it as long as we can.....­čśŐsometimes it works!

Emily and Frank said...

Mmmm...DQ ice cream cake. Somehow those crunchy chocolate things make it so delicious.
Hope you have many more happy birthdays to come, dear friend!