My birthday isn't even here yet and already I am enjoying the gifts and feeling very loved. I admit, for some reason I feel very old this year. I thought that 30 or 40 were the rough birthdays, but for me, it's 35. So when I started receiving cards in the mail it was a nice pick-me-up. Thank you to Grandma and Liz for your thoughtful, pretty cards. They are sitting on my counter to remind me I am loved. Thank you dad and Sheryl for the birthday money and the video featuring yours truly. I wish there was a way for me to rip it and put it up here but if there is, I can't figure it out. It's so cool though! We have all enjoyed it. Thank you so much dear husband for the spa certificate and chain for the charm Holly bought me... leading me to Holly. Thank for the charm, it's darling. She said she chose it because it's called the seven heart charm and we are a family of seven. It's perfect. Here is the charm:
I thought I would post some more pictures of the kids and combine those with a thank you from them to Holly for the little goodies she sent them along with my gift.
Caleb wanted those strings that kids braid into keychains and such. Aunt Holly delivered big time!
Seth wanted a five star notebook with blue lines and red lines. That didn't sound too hard... so how was it the one thing she couldn't find anywhere? She finally found it at a grocery store on her lunch break! Well, Holly, you'll be happy to know, he put it to good use immediately!
Brooklyn is getting the name brand clothes bug that seems to be highly contagious with children her age. Holly had some name brand shirts that had shrunk up on her so she sent them with some cute notepads.
Holly sent the babies three very cute little books. Ayden was melting down when the package came though so he insisted on a picture with no book. He's cute even in the midst of meltdown mode.
Dillon can not hold his book. What is wrong with that kid? In an effort to build those book holding muscles, he is pushing up full force. Here he is, working those arms so they will be better able to turn pages.
Sorry I cut off the top. I have to frame him in the camera, then peek to the side and grin to get a smile out of him. I have no idea why a black box provokes no smiles from that child.
Bobby bought a cake for me and is planning on making a nice dinner tomorrow. He invited over another family and we are all going to celebrate mother's day together. I look forward to it and I'm sure I'll have more photos. Thank you again to everyone who made this birthday special.