I'm a little late on this post. My birthday was on the 6th and we we forced to celebrate it early because the husband had to leave for work. So these photos are from the 3rd. I just have to take up some space bragging about my wonderful family and friends.
First of all, Kaitlynn, who is only 11, and a completely fabulous young lady, wanted to cook supper for me. She decided that keeping it simple would be best. She did not want a whole lot of help from her Father. The dinner consisted of a delicious, tender porchetta, roasted asparagus, and twice baked potatoes. Everything tasted so good. And they took it one step further, and made sure there were leftovers for the next day. Yay! - Two days with meals made for me!
|Our tasty dinner!|
Dinner was followed up with this fantastic white cake that my daughter baked from scratch. She also did the decorating. Did she not do a fabulous job for her first time ever??? It is a sunflower, of course, because we all have Spring on the brain. It tasted so good served up with french vanilla ice cream and sugared strawberries.
|First time cake artist, my 11 year old daughter!|
If that all wasn't enough, there was also a shockingly large pile of gifts for me. There were so many cute and thoughtful things in those boxes. There were gardening knee pads and a butterfly wire sculpture for the garden. I now have a trio of the most adorable little songbird figurines, thanks to my daughter, and they have various homes around the house. My son found an adorable little, baby bunny figurine for the mama bunny I have in the living room. I'm also now addicted to a very unique candy called 'Chimes'. Strong ginger is the main flavor, and I can not get enough of them. I try to limit myself to 5 a day.
There were also some dip mixes that I'm looking forward to trying. And someone must have been paying attention to how I cook my egg in the morning, because I've been given the handiest little thing. I'm forever pushing my egg whites into a neat, tight circle around the yoke. I hate when it gets thin, and cooks up like crunchy paper. This little silicone ring solves the problem! Just toss the ring in the non-stick pan, be sure it has made firm contact all around, and crack your egg into it. Voila! - no more thin egg whites. A revolution, I'm sure.
On the 6th, my actual birthday, the kids were in school, and the Mr. was at work. But a couple of friends were free for breakfast, so out we went. And they put together a wonderful garden themed gift for me too!!! I felt so spoiled. Gardeners soap, body wash, pumice stone, wind chimes, a flower shaped body puff and they bought breakfast for me too! Thank-you to the wonderful thoughtful friends! I even got to drag one along with me for a bit of shopping after.
Before I had even left town to go into the city for breakfast, I ran into my little sister who had picked up the latest issue of our favorite magazine, (The Country Sampler) and a a couple of yummy smelling Scentsy wax melts. Thank-you so much Sis! I have the strawberry one on now, and it is just great!
The day got even better with a meeting I had that night being postponed to next week, so I got to spend the evening in with my kidlets. I also received steady emails throughout the day from friends on Facebook.
Thank-you to everyone who made my 38th birthday awesome!