Saturday, January 23, 2010

Happy Birthday to ME!

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 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.

Bennett told me he loved me (WITHOUT being prompted) for the first time on my Birthday.

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.

Even though Miles didn't get any cake he was still Mr. Happy Pants.

Look at how big this guy is getting. These are 12 month clothes, and today he unmistakably ground crawled over to the camera.

He tries to act all innocent, but I have a feeling he's gonna be trouble!


Sarah Harward said...

1- Poor Maya! Such a sweet little girl!!
2- How sweet that Porter was willing to use some of his precious money to buy you a gift!
3- Miles looks SO cute in that little fire-breathing-dinasour shirt! And he is WAY to little to be ground crawling!!
4- I really could just gobble Bennett up, but we already know that.
5- You forgot to mention that the only thing that would have made your birthday better is if I was there to celebrate with you!! Love you and I'm glad you had a good day!!

Elaine said...

Happy Birthday Amanda-I feel bad that I didn't call you! You are such a great friend to claim the curry casserole as mine:-) I wish I could have been there to help down the chocolate cake! Love ya!

Sarah Harward said...

p.s. You need to write on here about Porter's Mad Math Skills!! I'm still blown away by him!!

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Kayli said...

Hey, thanks for telling me you like my playlist. I love it too!! (ummmm, obviously) But I'm really really really sad that I can't listen to it here in Switzerland because it says it's not allowed. Dumb thing!! Our friend at church was saying something about giving us something to fix that, so hopefully it works, because I love my music!

Jims said...

I'm sorry that I didn't call you on your birthday. I'm the worst brother ever! In my defense, the only phone number I have for you is your old cell phone which no longer exists. Give me an updated phone number and I'll call you on my birthday to make up for it. Haha. I love you so much and I miss your kids!