Wednesday, August 24, 2011

They say it's your birthday....

     Happy Birthday to me!  Today was with birthday, which as I have gotten older tends to just seem like another day.  Today was a very nice birthday, even though we didn't do much. I gave myself the day off from working out and decided to be more relaxed. I let the kids watch two episodes of Jake and the Neverland Pirates. They rarely watch TV and usually I feel guilty if I let them, but today I did and instead of cleaning while they watched it,  I read blogs. Then we met my husband at work for dinner and came home and played outside for an hour.

                                                  He loves the camera

                             He insisted on taking a picture with his leaf

                           No one will stay still  at the same time for a pic

                                             Can't believe how big he is already

  Plus my kids seemed extra sweet today, an added bonus on my birthday.  I was wearing a dress today (which is rare and part of me trying to dress more like me pre-kids), nothing fancy just a jersey dress and Liam (my 3 year old) said "wow mom you're beautiful, dad's going to think you look so beautiful when he sees you."  Then afterschool he asked if I was wearing my headband so I would look beautiful and I said yes, then he said well you know you're beautiful without it too. What a little sweetheart.  I need to remember this next time he has a melt down. Oh yeah, and my husband brought flowers home for me and gave me kindle. I could use more days like this.  All and all a great day, maybe I need to be relaxed more often.


  1. thanks for sharing all these cute photos with us.

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  3. Your kiddos are SUPER cute!!! Happy Birthday :)

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  4. Happy birthday! Wow, what a bunch you got there ;)

    I'm a mother to an almost 7 yr-old daughter. We never planned to have only one child, but I guess it just happens that way. After years of feeling quite content having only one child though, I've been thinking about having another one quite a lot lately ;)

    Your little ones are already showing signs they know what they're talkin' about!! How sweet that he mentioned you'd look pretty with/without a headband!

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  5. Aw, Happy Birthday! :) (a day late!)

    Your Liam - ADORABLE. Don't you just love the things that they say sometimes? :)

  6. Happy Belated Birthday! The photo of your three kids on the ground is very cute. You must be so busy! My three are spread apart by years.

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  7. Happy Birthday! Glad you had a great day!

  8. Hi! I'm your newest follower from the Thursday hop.

    You have a beautiful family. Happy Belated Birthday!

  9. omg they are all adorable! and happy belated birthday :)

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  10. Happy Belated Birthday! Don't you love those mommy moments. Those little boogers really can be a handful, but they also can be so sweet and sincere. Thanks for stopping by the Sit and Relax weekend hop again! See you next time,
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