I’m generally pretty easy-going about birthdays, but man, 35 suddenly sounds old! Despite the growing number, my birthday was Fantastic!
We started the day with going to Chuy’s Christmas Parade here in Austin. The girls are at SUCH good ages for parades.
The whole drive to the parade, Elena asked again and again about the Princesses. She said she was sure Ariel would come say hi to her because Ariel would Love to have Elena for a little sister. (Ariel has always been Elena’s favorite — she called herself “Ariel” for a good 6 months when she was 2 or 3.)
So imagine Elena’s glee when this happened:
(Julia got a hug too, but we didn’t manage to get that on camera.) After seeing Ariel and Sleeping Beauty, Elena turned to me and exclaimed “Mommy, they were *so* nice!”
Julia was also thrilled, and with the opening motorcycles she’d watch them for a bit, and then turn to me with a big smile and give me a big hug, and then go right back to watching the parade again.
They danced to music, waved at everyone, and watched in awe at the balloons and the Disney characters.
Good good day.
Later in the afternoon, I took a good long nap with Elena while Julia napped in her crib, and then tonight went to eat at one of my fave restaurants, Benihana. And after that I got to enjoy cake made and decorated for me by my little family:
OH, and the writing on the cake is great. My husband asked the girls what they wanted to say on the cake (of course, thinking ‘happy birthday Mommy’). Instead my cake has a love letter written on it: “Dear Mommy, I love you very much”, and is covered in Tinkerbell candies. Best birthday cake decorations ever.
And then my husband gave the girls their baths – completely on his own – while I started this post and downloaded photos.
The whole day in 1 word: *bliss*