You know how some years your birthday is just so nice and perfect and other years it just annoys you? I tend to get my expectations pretty high for life events which of course always sets myself up for disappointment. Why do I do that? Major personality flaw. Anyhoo, this year I was just so happy that it was on a Saturday and John-Paul, my birthday buddy, would be home all day with me. Even better, it wasn't during Lent! We've had our bday on Ash Wednesday before, so this was a major plus. We woke up to Phil making hash browns as part of a huge breakfast.
See that handy dandy contraption? My brother and sister-in-law told us about it last week and we amazon-primed one right up. It's amazing!
The kids showered us both with homemade cards which just happen to be my very favorite kind.
We gave JP his big gift in the morning..a Fitbit Flex! Now Phil and I and the three oldest boys all have activity trackers. We are such a weird family. Even Declan gets in the car after picking up everyone at school/daycare and says "How was school? How many steps?" to everyone. It cracks me up.