For the first year in many years, I had a birthday that actually felt like mine, not just a day given over to the kids. Each year, it seems that my children can sense the shift in attention, and they either act out, get sick, or I get sick, making the day wholly not about me. This year, I entered in with extremely low expectations and I was rewarded with a lovely day. I spent the afternoon baking a cake with my two older kids, then we ate it at home before my husband and I headed off to a grown up dinner.
If you missed it, check out the grown-up party I threw myself!
They are just pretending to lick the cake. Although was pretty close!
I link to these awesome parties:
Sunday: I Heart Naptime, Nifty Thrifty Things, Inspired Honeybee, Delectable Home, It's Overflowing Monday: Between Naps on the Porch, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Thrifty Decor Chick, Alderberry Hill, Debbie Doo's, Home Stories A to Z, Home Savvy AtoZ , Evolution of Style Tuesday: Coastal Charm, Nest for Less, Tip Junkie, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Carolyn's Homework, Made in a Day, Our Delightful Home, A Bowl Full of Lemons, Get Your Craft On, Kurtz Corner , Organize and Decorate, Natural Nesters, Uncommon Designs Wednesday: Savvy Southern Style, Mommy Solutions, Power of Paint, Newlyweds Recipe Linky, Southern Lovely , Home Happy Home, Crafty Sasse Wednesday, Grateful Belly Thursday: The Shabby Creek Cottage, Made in a Day, House of Hepworths, the 36th Avenue , Bloggeritaville Craft, Scrappy, Happy, 52 Mantels Friday: One Artsy Mama, Serenity Now, Tatertots and Jello, The Shabby Nest, Thirty Handmade Days, Addicted 2 Decorating, Funky Junk Interiors, Financial Friday, Furniture Friday, At the Picket Fence, The Rooster and the Hen