Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Birthday Recap

My birthday morning began with me waking up to the sounds of a boy, which I won't name names Luke opening and eating chocolate candy in my bedroom.  

I opened my eyes, looked over and saw this cute chocolate face staring at me.  Thinking I was going to hear a sweet, "Happy Birthday Mommy," instead I got this, "Mom - I have to go poop."

After the morning routine of starting the laundry and emptying the dishwasher I sat down with my coffee to browse my email.  And what a great way to kick off the day.  I had birthday greetings from Tivo, a local Cleveland radio station, a radio station in Chicago, and numerous friends from Facebook.  It made me feel so warm and special. 

Carson came down already dressed for the day in a very clashing unique way.  He had on black pants and two collared shirts, one short sleeve with green and white stripes and one long sleeve with blue and orange stripes.  I asked why he was dressed the way he was and he told me he wanted to surprise me for my birthday by wearing fancy clothes.  How cute is that?  

Taylor's way of wishing me a happy birthday was to scare the pajama bottoms off of me by sneaking up behind me and shouting "Happy Birthday" in my ear.  He's so thoughtful.

Then my parents gave me a call.  I picked up the phone and they started singing Happy Birthday, but to the tune of 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas'.  They're not bad singers either.  

In the afternoon I took the kids to the local animal shelter (that we visit once a week) and we played with a few dogs for close to an hour.  I seriously don't know how I leave that place without adopting a dog each time.  I've come very close.

In the evening I went to my favorite workout class of the week where the instructor played music that I requested (which also happened to be a CD that I gave to him for a Christmas gift).  We came home and I made the most delicious Chicken Piccata dinner (minus mushrooms) for dinner.  (I will have to post the recipe - it is to DIE for! And all my boys loved it.)  I also baked an angel food cake with the help of my boys.  

They presented me with homemade cards, which I love and will cherish forever!  And as far as hubby's gift, I must say he did very well.  I asked him to go to any store that he thought I would like and pick out an outfit for me.  He has good taste and I was curious to see what he would buy for me.  So stay tuned for a picture of the newest addition to my wardrobe.

We ended the day by watching the Chicago Bears game and drinking a few glasses of wine.  Not a bad day at all.  

Thanks for all the wonderful birthday wishes, whether it was via my blog, email, Facebook, Myspace, text message, voice message, phone call, in person or a card in the mail.  You all made my day!  I couldn't have asked for more.


  1. So happy to hear that you had a happy birthday! Hope you have a joyous Christmas celebration, too.

  2. I'm sorry I'm a day late, but Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a really nice day.
    And the dinner sounds pretty great too!

    Merry Christmas!

  3. It sounds like your birthday was wonderful! I love that your boys made it so special for you.

    Happy belated birthday, girl!!!!


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