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Saturday, August 4, 2007

Happy Birthday To Me!

Yes....today was my birthday and it was a WONDERFUL day! I received lots of presents, which I loved, but one of my favorites was a gift that I received from my incredible sister. You see, she offered to take ALL of the kids so that Scott and I could spend the day together at the beach. It was AWESOME!

AJ and Kai spent the night there last night and we dropped off Anna Grace bright and early. Then, we continued north to a beautiful beach which we hadn't been to before. The weather was gorgeouss; 95 and sunny! We spent the day in the water, relaxing, laughing and just enjoying each other's company without having to worry about little ones or carrying a thousand bags full of all the things you would need to drag to the beach with 3 toddlers. We left about 1:00 p.m. and had a delicious lunch at an Irish pub and then did some shopping at some very cute and quaint little shops in the historic district! It was a perfect day.

Afterwards, we headed back to my sister's where the family all gathered. The kids had a fun-filled day with their Ayi, and even their cousin Anthony and Po-Po joined in the fun taking them to the park (Kai's absolute favorite thing to do in the whole world) where they had a blast. Amanda and Adam later joined us also and we went out to a great dinner as a big family. It truly was such a relaxing and enjoyable birthday. I loved it!!!! AND....I was totally spoiled because some of my gifts included Season 5 of "24" (wooohoooo!!!! Jack Bauer is back again), a 160 Gig external harddrive for my pictures and videos....(double wooohoooo), movie tickets with an evening of babysitting service (another date night), a treat at the spa that includes manicure and pedicure, a basket of flowers, and 2 dozen roses and balloons!

What more could a girl ask for? All that...AND an amazing hubby, six beautiful, healthy, wonderful children and a family that I am so blessed to have! Life is good. Thank you, Lord for my huge bouquet of blessings!


Ruth said...

Happy Birthday, Ohilda!!!! Glad it was such a great one! Sounds like a dream!!


Aiden's Mommy said...

Happy Birthday, my friend!


Mom of 5 said...

Alone time is a perfect gift. How sweet !
Sounds like you had a great day.
Happy Birthday !

Shelli said...

Happy Birthday!!! Sounds like a dreamy one.. Can I borrow your sister? Think she can handle mine!? LOL

:* mmwah.

geminirn said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!SOUNDS LIKE A PERFECT DAY!!!!!What a GREAT sister and family you have.

Janette said...

Hey Happy Birthday Girl !!!! Sounds like you had a BLAST on your special day, how it should be!!
Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday.

waiting4Isabella said...

I know everyone thinks that I'm all great because I offer to watch my sister's little ones but you all have it all wrong, Great is having the pleasure to have SOOOO MUCH FUN with all of these kids. I have the easy part - playing and spoiling them to death.

Thank you munny for bringing so much happiness into my life with these three munchkins, I could not ask for more of a blessing.

Love you much !!!

Charlotte said...

Happy Birthday O !

I didn't catch how many candles were on that cake ????


Becky said...

What a dreamy day!!!!!
Happy Birthday, O!
Love to everyone,

Monica said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Sounds like a day in heaven! So glad you got some much needed R&R! Love, Monica

ps-I'm loving the potty pics!!!

Walker said...

Happy Late Birthday!!!!!!
My mom's B-day is the same day! Sounds like you had a wonderful day!

Doug and Terrye said...

It sounds like you have a wonderful sister....and family!!! I'm so happy that you had a wonderful birthday, you certainly deserved it!!

Terrye in FL
another "24" fan

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