One day ago was my birth day
A morning that started in a different way
Hours filled with boys and play
A dinner of a yummy filet
35 great years, I’d say
I’m no Dr. Suess but boy was my mind a rhyming yesterday. As we made our way through school drop off and doctors appointments and errands and a birthday dinner I continually recited lines from various Suess books in my head. “Try them, and you may, I say.” “But the zillow on my pillow always helps me fall asleep.” And on and on.
My 35th birthday started exceptionally early when the power in our house went out at 4:00 am. Now most people oversleep when the power goes out in the middle of the night but for whatever reason the sounds of everything powering down in our house all at once startled me out of a deep sleep. It did the same for Ricky and Ken (clearly we may have too many loud, power sucking devices in our house). Ken got up and got showered for work deciding to make it an early day. Ricky cried from down the hall saying it was too dark. I brought him into bed with me thinking we’d go right back to sleep but once he realized the power was out and we had a reason to use flashlights, he was wide awake! After too long of shining a flashlight all around and jabbering away, I suggested we read. We read and read and read. In fact, after getting bored with our current books I went high into the shelves of my closet and brought out a surprise stash of books. I’ve been collecting various Dr. Suess themed things for a some rainy day in the future Dr. Suess party… which will probably never happen but if it ever does, I’m prepared. Anyway, I remembered I had a stash of books up there. Ricky was surprised and ecstatic to have a whole new pile of books to read from.
The two of us read book after book by the light of our camping lantern. Ricky loved it. I loved it. I really did love it for the first 2 or 3 long, rhyming books, but by the 4th or 5th long, rhyming book I was beginning to wonder why I dug into the secret stash. And when rhymes were still ringing in my head 16 hours later….. well, let’s just say it may be an even longer time before we have that Dr. Suess party 😉
Anyway, Ricky and I had a wonderful start to my 35th birthday!
The rest of the day was filled with busy, every day responsibilities:
- We dropped Ricky off at school and rushed to the twins 2 year old check up. (They are doing great developmentally and are tall, lean boys. Both 50th percentile weight, Nolan 75th height and Benny 95th height!)
- We ran a few errands.
- We came home in time to take Ricky for his first eye doctor appointment. (My little man will be sporting some adorable glasses by next week – pictures to come!)
- I cleaned the house.
- I was blessed by so many calls and messages and gifts from so many family and friends.
- Ken and I ventured out to dinner without the kids, just the two of us (I can’t remember the last time we did that!) and it was wonderful!
Our attempt as using the self-timer before heading out for the day… dang it.
Ricky sporting his glasses after having his eyes dilated. This is typically a look for, oh I don’t know an 82 year old – but he looked so cute running around and playing with them on.
Thank you my wonderful husband and boys, to those that brought over gifts or mailed them and to all of you that called, texted, left messages on Facebook or elsewhere for making my birthday so wonderful.