Tuesday, March 12, 2013

.....cake and confetti......

 ......we have had snow and rain......we have had mild and cold.....mother nature can not seem to decide what she wants to do, so we follow her lead......

.....sunny walks.....


.....a little vitamin D......


.....and then some indoor activities while we get hammered with wet weather.....



....not enough rain to dampen our celebration, though.....

.....tonight is Stefan's birthday and I just got the kids to bed after our big family party.....we made pizzas, we added mac n cheese on the side, we gorged on cake, and we opened gifts......we spontaneously watched a movie and I even let the kitchen sit messy and watched it too, which never happens.......the girls giggled with glee when I suggested a day of hookie from nursery school tomorrow because we don't do well when we hit the sheets at 9:30pm after a festive evening of candles and confetti..... 

.....it was an unordinary Tuesday night and I sighed with gratitude this evening as I took it all in......my babies know how to celebrate and they do it with fervor.........in fact, I think there was even a discussion between the girls and Stefan at one point that there would never be a birthday in this house without cake......

.....they are getting it.....little life lessons that I want them to cherish are being validated.....tonight was about their Daddy......this hero of warmth, silliness, safety, uniqueness and head over heels love.....and they were thrilled to celebrate him......

....and so was I.....

.....happy birthday, babe.....each year gets richer and more grand.....


.....off to rest up for a day of hookie....I love those days with my kids.....

.....there is also only one more day for the Stuck on You giveaway.....don't miss your chance at winning one of five $30 vouchers for personalized merchandise and labels......


.....for details of the giveaway, click here and leave a comment.....five random commenters will be selected tomorrow night at 8pm!......

....good luck!.....

3 comments :

Nikki said...

You are crazy. When the kids have a late night and wake up cranky, that is EXACTLY the time to send them off to school.

Nikki said...

You are crazy. When the kids have a late night and wake up cranky, that is EXACTLY the time to send them off to school.

Vanessa said...

You're such an excellent momma! Your blog always inspires me.