So today I turned 31. I had a good day. A really good day. I don't care about being 31. I mean I was just 30 yesterday, what's the big deal? If I were 11 yesterday and then suddenly 31 today I think I would be a little bummed. But that's not how it happens, thankfully.
Ben and I had a little 2-hour "birthday date," as Miles called it. We went "window-shopping" (since we didn't buy anything) at some antique stores in our town and then to lunch at a coffee shop. I got the yummiest soup - artichoke with chicken fettuccine. Delicious. It was a fun time together.
After we got home Ben wanted to take the kids out so I could do whatever. I told the kids that for my birthday I was giving them $5 to spend at Target on a toy for themselves. They freaked. Jonas declared, "You are the best mom ever!" It was quite hilarious. So they went out and I finished up icing my cake, doing some dishes, getting online, talking to my dad, and even took a perfect 30-minute nap.
The kids came home and just played for a bit while I started a few "craft" projects - that I may or may not show, depending on how they turn out. Ben made some soft pretzels, again. Dinner was made and eaten (paninis - yummy!), and then presents opened and cake enjoyed.
Oh, how lucky and blessed am I? Beautiful children, lovely flowers, delicious peanut butter rice krispie cake with chocolate frosting, and a wonderful husband behind the camera.
I just love this picture. It makes me happy. I love the flowers - Miles picked them out, I guess. So springy! And I love our new cake pan/lid that Ben found at an antique store (he went back out later in the afternoon to another store remembering he'd seen one there). We didn't have anything for our cakes and I love what he found. Perfect.
A really, really good day. Surrounded by a really, really great family.