I've always loved birthdays...I think they just get better the older you are! This year Jon asked if we could go to some lecture/meet-and-greet about Environmental Law. I was sure we would be spending my birthday downtown eating little sausages on sticks and smelling wine. I just knew I would spend the lecture (which actually sounded half interesting) outside on the lawn with two little kids who were too tired to hold still inside. Before Jon left for school I said something about my birthday and he acted like he had forgotten that the date was November 8th. Then, to really accentuate the fact that he'd forgotten, he took Kaia to the store--still before he left for school--and they brought back a beautiful butterfly balloon and a present with brightly colored tissue paper wrappings. (Kaia believes everyone should have balloons on their birthday.)
During the day I enjoyed visiting on the phone with different family members and playing with kids. We played outside, read stories, and spent some time cutting. Cutting has been popular lately--I've got a great post coming soon about a small cutting mishap! Anyways, the kids love cutting and taping all sorts of things. Kaia even made me a birthday card!
I still feel like it's my birthday. In fact, birthdays usually last at least a week around here. Something you enjoy so much simply has to last more than one day! Now, your treat for reading all the way to the end...you get to find out how old I am: twenty-nine.