Yesterday, I turned the big 2-8. Honestly, had Marv not reminded me a couple days before, I would’ve completely forgot! My birthday snuck up on me this year 😉 So much has happened in the past 12 months – we moved into our new house, Marv went on and returned from his deployment, Monroe was born – I’m so thankful to have experienced that all and to now be another year more experienced, wiser, insightful, and OLDER.
My day started out with all three kids sleeping in! We all woke up at 7:30am. Ah-maz-ing. For the most part, we spent the day cooped up in the house – reading books, watching Veggie Tales, and doing art projects. Around 2-3pm, the gloomy sky started to clear up so I made a command decision, for my birthday, I wanted to have a dinner picnic at the beach! On the menu: fresh fruit, Cookie Butter and organic strawberry jelly sandwiches, cold leftover pizza (I love it, don’t judge), chips, and organic apple juice boxes.
I stayed on the “carpet grass” (as Marv calls it) with Monroe while the kids got to play in the sand, and SWIM with daddy! These two….they just LOVE the beach!
Now, doesn’t this just look like it’s straight out of a postcard?! (minus Milo running through it that is…)
After some fun in the sand and water, it was time for nice COLD showers at the beach. We brought the kids sleepy clothes since neither of them had napped all day and we anticipated one or both of them falling asleep on the way home in the car….trying to be proactive! 🙂
Next came part 2 of our dinner picnic. Kids finished the rest of their food and got to enjoy their juice boxes while we all sat and waited for the sunset.
And, oh was it worth the wait…picture of Marv holding Monroe as he looks out at the beautiful setting sun while I sit on a bench cuddling Milo and Maya….priceless.
When Marv asked me what I wanted to do for my birthday, the only thing I was sure of was that I wanted to treat the kids to Menchies! (frozen yogurt place where you pick your flavor and all your toppings and you’re charged by the weight). Kids LOVE this place – it’s our go-to treat spot. So, we decided that on our way home from the Ko’olina Lagoons, if the kids were still awake when we got close, we would stop and get some dessert. Wouldn’t you know it, kids were wide awake!…and THRILLED when they saw Menchies! What fun is a birthday if you can’t spend it with the ones you love, right?
My birthday this year was awesome. I got to spend it with my loving husband, my two cuddly, inquisitive, adorable kids – Milo and Maya, and my sweet new baby girl Monroe. It didn’t matter what we ended up doing (if anything at all) as long as we were spending time together (since my “Love Language” is Quality Time). 27, you sure were good to me. 28 – you have some big shoes to fill but I look forward to the best year yet!