Today is the day. I turned 40. When I was a kid I used to think 40 was so old and some days I feel it; while most of the time I can’t believe I’m actually the age I am.
How did this happen?
This morning I didn’t have to get up with the kids (it’s my birthday). When all the kids came in to wake me up, I opened my eyes and right in my face was the furriest of the four of them. (Yes, Alabama was front and center, how dare I break the routine and not feed her). Teddy was the loudest and the girls couldn’t wait to get me into the living room to show/give me my gifts.
I walked (was dragged) into the living room and saw
|The kids insisted on getting a banner and made Ted hang it up after I went to sleep. It had to have a crown, of course.|
On to the gifts, we take the kids to the dollar store for each other’s birthdays. Each Kraus kid gets $5 to but whatever they want. They are very proud of their purchases, they put in a lot of thought and they pay attention to what you like.
This is what I got
|This is my Birthday Haul, picked out by the Kraus kids|
|Flowers and a rainbow centerpiece because they were just so beautiful.|
|Flip flops and sunglasses, because summer is coming. Notice I did not put the shoes on the table!|
|An egg slicer (which has been being used as a tiny guitar) and a spatula for my eggs (and it looks like SpongeBob's)|
|Snacks, because I LOVE snacks! They can't wait for me to open them. I'll wait until after school because if not there is NO shot of Maizie getting any.|
|Surprisingly, this was from Maizie and not Stella. I guess Maizie has some flair buried deep down.|
|A travel toothbrush kit that I can use in any vehicle even a helicopter or a jet. It came with toothpaste, but we mysteriously ran out last night and needed to use the tiny one this morning.|
|A flamingo and a snow globe, who doesn't want souvenirs?|
|Cups, can never have too many. Teddy got the red cups because I told him a story how I broke my favorite red cup when I was little during the Peter, Paul and Mary special and then couldn't listen the Puff the Magic Dragon anymore after that.|