As some of you know, this week, (ending tomorrow, officially) has been my birthday week. It truly has been fabulous. My boys have been incredibly accommodating - helping me whenever I have asked, spending more time with me than usual, and I really am charged up for yet another year of playing the part of the queen in our lovely home.
Yesterday began by taking my sweet Gram home after her week with us. I was sad to see her go as I would have liked her to have been able to enjoy my birthday dinner out with us last night. However, before she left, my handsome husband took a photo of the two of us which I love~ When we met my aunties - to do the Grammy pass-off - they gave me a wonderful trellis which will be perfect for planting sweet peas on next spring!
In the evening, hh and I took #s 1, 2, & 3 out for dinner to celebrate. (#4 is still under the weather and 6 pm is the witching hour for him on a healthy day - don't even ask what it is like when he is tired and not feeling great...) We had so much fun, the boys were wonderfully behaved, and I enjoyed a cocktail (or two...).
After dinner, my boys dropped me with with my girls - three of my dearest friends. After sorting out a *slight* mixup in plans, we spent the evening at the fireside bar of our local lodge which sits smack dab in the middle of our little wine country here (in case you are ever looking for fabulous accommodations to treat yourself - J & J, hint hint...).
When I arrived home last night #s 1 & 2 presented me with THE. MOST. BEAUTIFUL. letters that they had written me for my birthday. Yes, of course I cried! I will cherish them forever, and would share parts of them with you, but I really don't think it is kind to rub in what amazing kids I have. Really, it simply seems mean... :)
When I climbed into bed last night, I felt like an absolutely gem. I received so many birthday wishes yesterday, phone calls from a dear sweet darling friend in France, my family, and friends, and was once again reminded of what a wonderful family I have. I really don't know what else a girl can ask for~