Saturday, March 29, 2008

Hippo Birdie Two Ewe...Well, to Me!

Today is my birthday.
I am 31.

It feels like if I am old enough to be 31, then I should really have all my crap together. I totally don't. I think I am going to start by at least keeping my room clean. We will start with the things I should have mastered when I was a teenager. Hey, maybe it will make me feel young again!

I started the morning "sleeping in" which these days means I stay in bed till Ella yells enough to get me out. This morning that meant 7:30am. Man, I am crazy! We raced off to pick Nick up and play a little T-Ball and then home again.

After naptime, the kids iced their own Mommy's Birthday Cupcakes. They got to pick the icing color and had sprinkles and stuff to put on top. It was fun, but one of those activities that took about 5 minutes instead of 25. I took all the leftover icing and mixed it up to ice the rest of the cupcakes and we had a deeeeeeeep purple color on our hands. It was barely edible-color wise. But because I am not one to leave a cupcake lonely and uneaten (especially when it's a lemon cupcake with home made buttercream icing,) I took care of it anyway. I am a really wonderful person like that.

We watched a movie and ate pizza with the kids and after bedtime, David and I watched "Dan in Real Life" with Steve Carell. We'd seen it int he theatre but I loved it so much that I wanted to see it again. It is a lovely film that makes you laugh and leaves you feeling good and maybe a little contemplative.

Now, as I have 30 minutes of "My Day" left, I see my husband asleep on the couch next to me with my 7 week old daughter on his chest. Upstairs, I have a 5 year old asleep in my bed as well as a 3 1/2 year old in one bedroom and a 3 year old in her bedroom. There are a handful of cupcakes still needing to be iced in the kitchen and Star Wars figurines litter my floor. My toenail polish is a little chipped (and will be fixed by church tomorrow or I will be wearing closed toe shoes) and my jeans need to be washed. There is laundry to hang, pictures to edit, a website to update and scripts to review.

This is 31 for me.

I think it is going to be great.


  1. Happy Birthday!
    Wishing you a Happy "31" filled with great friends and family, and memories that will last a lifetime.
    God Bless.

  2. I love you oh so much! I know you know this. I too sometimes wonder where I "should" be in life, as I approach the ripe old age of 34, but I realize I am exactly where I "must" be. :)

    Age is but a number, and all the things that truly matter fall in my lap (fall, crawl, climb, topple) on a daily basis.

    I can sum it up in a conversation I had two nights ago with my now 6 year old nephew Dermot,

    We were talking about his birthday...

    Dermot- "Aunt Amy, this morning was really weird"

    Me- "Why's that honey?"

    Dermot- "When I got up I didn't feel six, I still felt 5"

    me- "that's ok buddy, sometimes when I wake up.. I still feel 5 too."

  3. Happy Birthday Cousin! Mmm... cupcakes.

  4. Happy Birthday, old lady :) Just teasing...I'll be 31 on April 10th. I hope you have a great year & thank you so much for the food you brought to us. You truly are a great person & a wonderful friend!

  5. I"m only eight hours late- Happy Birthday Miss Thany! It IS going to be great year!

  6. Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday Dear Bethany!
    Happy Birthday to you!

    Sounds like you had a good day, that's great! Can't go too wrong with lemony cupcakes with gorgeous frosting! :)

  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY (yesterday)!

    I don't think I'll have all my crap together by 31 either. I don't know, I have four and a half years. We'll see.

  8. "I took care of it anyway. I am a really wonderful person like that."

    *snort* Way to take one for the team.

    Happy Birthday. Welcome to live firmly entrenched in your 30's. I never got a chance to type my turning 31 blog. I made the mistake of taking the baby to get her shots that day. Turning 30 was like putting my toe in. 31 is both feet firmly planted. Good bye 20's. Hello middle age. I still feel 18.

  9. I'm sad that I missed Friday night, but I think that I love it more that I got you today after church all to myself =^). This made me very happy.

    Happy Birthday girl and ROCK ON!

  10. i wish i'd known! I'd of sent you a gift! My 32nd birthday was the 28th! :) Happy Birthday!

  11. You're so old! Just kidding...I will be 32 this summer. Can't believe it. I to thought I would "have it all together" by 30. But of course what is having it all together! I'm still figuring that out. For me it is trying to be simply living in the Lord as I have the wonderful ability to make it complicated (do you hear the sarcasim?).
    I think of you often when I look at my calander because its Sandra Boynton. I did get the belly button book after you told me about it and now that I have the calander set I smile everyday.
    Praying for the joy of the Lord in your day today! Love you. Caren

  12. Happy (late) birthday, my friend! I'm just catching up now on blog posts, and felt awful that I didn't even say anything when I called last week!!! The 31 club is very exclusive, so I'm glad to share space in it with YOU. We're very posh, you know. And chipped toe nail polish is a must on the entrance exam.

    Much love...