As I write this, it's fifteen minutes to midnight and all my fellow homebodies are sitting in their own little corners about the home and -- I'm sure ;) -- silently counting down to that all important moment...
Oh yes, it's my birthday once again! :) Hip hip hooray and all that, but let's be modest on the issue of age, alright? Hehehehehe... I just... wanna have fun!
Hahahaha... Of course I couldn't be happier and it would never be more fun than to to turn a year older in the company of a good bunch of people who have been lining up all sorts of little surprises throughout July on our way to the big 24-7 date!
As the excited ticks on our calendar inched closer to today, I started getting little notes hidden in my breakfast... a sweet touch!
And little surprises became a nightly affair...
I've lost count of how many toasts those girls have proposed these past few nights... Hahahhaha
"Cheers momma!" is music to my ears girls, keep em coming!
And this evening, Amelia decided to whip up a Kahlua-flavoured Victorian Spongecake just for me! A pre-birthday treat? Girl, you've outdone yourself with this one!
Here's that all-round-talented girlie...
Great job at making a mom feel special, kiddos! Hahaha... Of course, the darlings have been duly rewarded with lots of parcels throughout July themselves! (My favourite online shopping sites were having their summer sales and oooh the quick fingers on this former mall rat just can't resist a sale!!! Armchair shopping, mmm I'm a fan!)
You know, birthdays are a big thing around this home -- there are 7 every year after all! And 8 if you count little Chloe... that pampered pup (who turns 14 this year!)...
So many birthdays, and birthdays are always occasion for looking about yourself and thinking big thoughts like "How do I look?" NAH, JUST JOKING! I meant thoughts like "How have I done?" And.... right now I'm looking about myself surrounded by smiley happy people having just enjoyed a night snack (a family tradition!) and I'm feeling pretty proud of everyone and this home, so I guess I've done pretty well haven't I ;)
Sure something my 20-year-old self probably would never have imagined!
She'd probably be very happy anyway, if she saw this in a fortune teller's crystal ball!
Aaaand... the icing on the cake: this guy promises a treat tomorrow so I'm looking forward to an all-out dress-up date with the whole gang!
Well that's that, I guess, happy birthday to me! :D
Wanna hear more tomorrow? Hehehe...
Yol <3 nbsp="">3>