It's interesting how birthdays have changed for me over the years. With each passing milestone, the date of my birth is more of a reminder of how long I've been on this earth than a day of celebration. When I acquired children, birthdays became more about them than the actual birthday person. And that's ok with me.
Missy and Otterboy are learning to budget money and, apparently, they had each planned with much early vigor for my birthday, being that it's the first on the calendar of our little brood. And, being kids, they couldn't wait until the actual day (Sunday) before giving me their gifts. Of course, to do this, they had to clear it with Hubby to bestow upon me an early birthday, even though his gift hadn't arrived yet, and he kindly obliged.
So, they scurried off to make the chocolate cake with cream-cheese chocolate icing that I ordered (which one baked and one iced to perfection). And they were off to retrieve 'the gifts'. They were so proud of themselves, and we were, too.
The actual anniversary day of my birth hasn't even arrived yet, but I already had the best birthday ever!
And, with this being my 200th post, it's just that much more exciting to be able to give away the necklace I promised. Click here if you missed that post. For ever comment from that announcement until this post, you have a chance to win. Since we will be out of town most of next week, I will wait until then to announce the winner. Good luck. And, happy birthday to meeee!!