Yep, it's true, yesterday was my Birthday (31 whopping years old) and other than a few self imposed frustrations, it was a great Birthday. I got lots of phone calls (from family far away) and lots of kisses (from family not so far away).
Porter said "I'm sorry mommy, I didn't get you a present, but I can go get you one...do you want presents?" I told him mom's never want presents, they want well behaved children.
I spent a good portion of my Birthday week wishing spring would come faster so we can spend more time outside.
I wish I could say the whole day was quality time, but alas some time wasters gobbled up a good portion of it...I had to get the Motor Assistance guy to jump my van, I was really dreading doing this but I feel so good now that it's done. Then I got to go to the grocery store all by myself and bought more Ribs for dinner (I though we were supposed to have the missionaries over, but they called and said there was a miscommunication and they weren't coming, so Casey, the kids and I got to eat ribs to our hearts content). I also got some things to make dinner for a friend who just had a baby (I later found out someone was already bringing her dinner, but hopefully my meal will still come in handy). So I spent the entire afternoon cooking. I made three racks of ribs, baked potatoes, and salad. Then I made 2 German chocolate cakes (1 for us and one for the friend) and I made Elaine's yummy curry chicken and rice casserole (for my friend's family, but I licked the bowl like crazy!). It's a good thing I enjoy cooking (and eating). The only unpleasant part was cleaning up after all that cooking.
Maya's gift to me was a big ol' smoochy face kiss (which I loved). Then a little later she started crying and saying "I don't think my kiss was good enough". Poor thing, she always wants to make people happy, unfortunately she has that female trait of being too hard on herself.
Once all the mischief makers were finally in bed Casey and I ate cake and watched a movie (It Might Get Loud) and although some of it was interesting I wish today I would have gone to bed earlier.
Look at how big this guy is getting. These are 12 month clothes, and today he unmistakably ground crawled over to the camera.