Monday, December 8, 2008

6 Elements of a Happy Birthday

One more trip around the sun, y'all, and boy are my arms tired! Oh, I am hilarious. Yesterday was my birthday. When I was a little kid, I knew that my birthday was also Pearl Harbor Day, but I didn't know what that meant. Somehow, I formed the idea that Pearl Harbor was that woman on "Hee-Haw" who had the pricetag hanging from her hat. I thought December 7 was a day dedicated to a national celebration of her. Later I found out the real story, and I thought, "Wow, that's much grimmer." So, a day which shall live in infamy. But a good day for me. Here are a few highlights.

1) We had some friends over Friday night, and Matt surprised me with cake. He got up with the kids both Saturday and Sunday, while I slept late. Then he raked leaves in the backyard and supervised Hank at the same time, while I sat on the sofa and read magazines. Or I think that's what I did--it's kind of a pleasant blur.

2) We took the kids to the mall to ride the merry-go-round. It had been so long since we were there--like almost a year--that I don't think Hank remembered the carousel. He was awestruck. He just sat and stared. Like this.

3) Unbeknownst to me, the real reason for our trip to the mall was so Matt could go to the Apple store and get my present. Hello, Lover.


4) I realized that my age is now a perfect square. It really is the little things.

5) I loved hearing from my Facebook friends all day.

6) These little goodies arrived in the mail.

Six napkins, each with a different cookie on it, from our friends David and Michael. LOVE THESE. I am already imagining different table settings for them. I think they will work great for Christmas, too.

Thanks for indulging my birthday scrapbooking. I hope your weekends were cozy and warm!

And Anna has an excellent list today at ABDPBT:

listbutton

15 comments:

Michele said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

I am so jealous of your gift. Sounds like a grand weekend all around.

Ginny Marie said...

Wow! I never get surprised with cake! If I want a cake, I have to make it myself.

Happy Birthday!

Cassie said...

Happy, happy birthday! Sounds like it was an incredible day. =)

RambleRamble said...

Ooh, happy belated birthday! Sounds like all around loveliness!

Keely said...

Yay, happy birthday! I'll have to forward this to hubby for some hints...

The Stiletto Mom said...

Happy belated bday! How cute is your baby??? OMG, those cheeks!!!

I need to add you on facebook...off to stalk you over there now. :)

Jane said...

Happy birthday! Those napkins look like they were absolutely made for you.

Cassidy said...

Happy B-day!

Have fun with your new toy!

Better Than Machines said...

Pretty cool gift. Way to go, Matt.

Casey said...

What a great birthday! You have a great husband, I almost typed "you're lucky to have a great husband" but I think you deserve it. Glad you had a great day!

Becky said...

Thanks for the good wishes, guys! I am still having birthday afterglow. iPhone-assisted afterglow. Tonight I actually caught myself wondering if it was okay to take my iPhone with me into the bathtub. Genius.

clear screen said...

Happy late birthday! I"m sure you've been occupied with the iphone.
xo

cathylwood said...

Love the napkins! Any idea where they're from? I already can imagine them in my own kitchen! Isn't it great to have friends who know you so well?

Becky said...

Aren't they cute, Cathy? The wrapping was from Rose and Radish in San Francisco, so I bet if you go to www.roseandradish.com you would find them.

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Happy belated birthday Becky!! Have a wonderful weekend.