Anyway, I have had a great birthday, even though in so many ways it just felt like an ordinary day (don't birthdays on a Monday always feel like that?!). That said, it made me realize how wonderful our "ordinary" is and how lucky I am to have three wonderful boys in my life and lots of friends and family around the world who care enough to send messages to wish me happy birthday! I was really struck this year by the power of the Internet and social networking sites (Facebook) - it seemed that I got birthday greetings from more people than ever, which did give me a warm fuzzy feeling all day!
Here are a few of my favorite cards.
From my Mom (SO perfect!):
From my Aunt Kathryn:
The inside reads, "Happy Birthday (We speak the same language, you know!)"
Here I am in wilder birthday party days...(Mom and Dad seem to have a lot of energy...guess I was only 1 here and not yet into the "Terrible Two's"!)
Chris took this one this weekend when they were down visiting:
So even with its being a very normal day in the life (with all the diapers, spit up, and laundry that goes along with it), it was still fun. And I guess that's the aim - to try to have fun and enjoy!