I know your ready for October to be finished so I can stop talking about my birthday.
But I just love it so much! What a happy day I had! I wish you each could have been there to enjoy the day with me. I'll post pictures so it will be as if you were.
First, I took the kids to the dentist and bought them the gift of cavities filled and molars pulled.
While I was there I picked up three of the largest (and tastiest) croissants I have ever seen.
I came home. Made milkshakes for the kids, who couldn't feel their lips; and made a fresh cup of Mudslide coffee and sat down to eat my croissant.
After we had finished our breakfast the kids wanted me to open the gifts they had bought and wrapped, all by themselves. This is precious to me and may require a post of its own, however, today I will just say this:
I love those two brown-headed babes more than I can even begin to tell you.
The kids and I then sat down for about an hour and finished the latest Nancy Drew PC Game, Warnings at Waverly Academy. (Love me some Nancy Drew PC Games, just so you know)
...with a pot full of my favorite Tortilla soup.
You'd think that coming over with lunch would be enough to show her love, but I have a confession to make.
I tested her love.
After she fed me birthday soup. I told her that it was my birthday and she had to do everything I wanted to do or she had to go home.
No! Just kidding!
I told her I wanted to introduce her to the Clinton the Embroidery Machine.
Introduce, meaning, I wanted her to sit-down-for-an-hour an watch me sew.
She passed the test, so I let her keep the hand-towel we made as a party favor.
Of course, your guest might find your sewing arrangement comical and sneak away to find the camera. In order to download certain patterns into Clinton I have to get closer to the computer, which may require the use of a piano bench and a child size chair.
Or maybe the camera just makes me look bigger than I am. You'll never know.
At this point there was a knock on the side door.
It was EW my running partner-- but most importantly, my dear friend-- coming over with a little gift she likes to call a Happy (this time is was Oreo Truffle's). Happy's are my favorite kind of gift. I got several this year: handmade washcloths, halloween socks, hand lotion, a Starbucks gift card, candles, just to name a few...
At the same time EW knocked, there was a knock on the back door. My neighbor Helen stopped by for a visit, and y'all, she folded the load of laundry that was on my couch. That, quite possibly, might have been my favorite Happy of all....if I had to choose, but I'm glad I don't have to...
Soon it was after dinner and time for cake.
Chocolate Mousse cake that I want to write about, but this post is already too long.
We were all out of candles so we had to use one of the gifts.
It was a good day.
Wish you could've been there!