Friday, November 15, 2013

Scenes From A Birthday

It's official.  I'm 43.

Tommy had the idea to make me a cake, so the boys took care of making it.  Mary Kate was in charge of decorating it, and Ann supervised.

I knew having them make dinner was asking too much, so I decided to go with a favorite meal my mom used to make for me when I was growing up.  Chunky Beef soup over rice.

The kids had hot dogs while I enjoyed my "memory."

They made me cards and Ann even wrote me a book.

Her book was titled, "I Will Always Love You."  Awesome, right?  Then I read the story.  It was a story about a girl who got in trouble by her mom, had her feelings hurt so badly that she wouldn't talk to her mom for days.  The mom realized she was mean and apologized but the girl did not accept the apology.  A few days later the girl realized she should accept the apology and they hugged and made up.  The end.

Can you say 1-800-Therapy?

Maybe a little ditty will make us feel better.


  1. What a wonderful way to spend your special day, my friend!

    How amazing are your children?

    Happy 43rd! I still got ya beat!

  2. Happy birthday, Kathleen! I am cracking up over Annie's gift--be sure to sve that gem for her to read one day to "feel better" when her own kids are driving her bonkers :)

  3. Happy Birthday my young friend! Your cake looks AWESOME! Are those peanut butter cups? Girl, I am on my way :)

    And I had to laugh at your reaction to your daughters story. She is so inventive! Obviously this kind of thing never happens in real life, right? (Like only every day!) The fact that she can write it and give it to you as a gift is a huge testament to your relationship with her. You should be complimented :)

    I hope you enjoyed your soup/rice dinner! Cha-cha-cha!

  4. I have such a huge smile on my face! What a wonderful family and beautiful gift. They all looked so happy to sing to you (even Annie). We all need that spirited child in our lives to keep us on our toes ;)...... I do love her! Every group needs some spice!
    Happy birthday again xoxo

  5. Happy Birthday!! Ok I am laughing over your daughters card! Love the sweet birthday song from your cute kids.

  6. Happy Birthday, Kathleen! (Now please excuse me while I cover my mouth and pretend I'm not giggling about your daughter's book...)

    Love the cake!!

  7. You have a beautiful family! ...and Happy Birthday! :)

  8. Happy belated birthday blessings wished for you! (you ol' lady!!--haha, I'm a year older)