For the past couple years, April has been historically a very busy month. That doesn’t even take into account that my birthday falls pretty much smack in the middle. Last year, I went on a trip to Florida’s Emerald Coast and this year I went to Dollywood and Pigeon Forge. There will be more on that later.
Today, I focus on my day and my family! While I was away, the bought me flowers, cleaned the house (just not the one room in the background of this picture) and made me signs for all entrances to the house. My 7 and 9 year olds cooked me bacon and eggs and brought them to me in bed! I’m a pretty blessed mama!
They had me come downstairs and wanted to watch me open my present. I only had lap space for two, but I think all four wanted to be there.
The night before, Mr. Serious and I had a date night and he asked me what I wanted to do. He suggested a gluttonous lunch. I requested a hike at a local path and mountain. “Mommy, it’s your birthday, so what do you want!” (caveats being no more cleaning!).
The hike won. Except B wanted zero pictures. You can’t win them all, folks!
I’m trying to embrace that the 9 year old thinks it’s funny to bunny ears her 2 year old sister. But the backwards hat does slay me!
Eventually, B gave in and took a short nap, which is just what she needed. (Don’t worry mom. This was a brief sunny spot. We were in the shade most of the time!)
We ended up walking about 4.5 miles. That’s pretty impressive for the oldest two…with minimal whining.
After dinner, we had a great gluten-free cake that Mr. Serious ordered and picked up. It was pretty delicious!
What were you up to this week?
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It’s time again for Mommy and Me Monday. Pop out from behind that camera and capture yourself in action with your kids. Check out the inaugural Mommy and Me Monday for more information. Need another reason to participate in Mommy and Me Monday? Read my post about why I blog with words from a friends’ husband.