On September 7 I turned 30. This is kind of a big birthday and Todd and I talked about taking a trip to celebrate, but I was just not ready to go on a trip and leave the kids. I go back and forth between feeling 25 and 45. Somedays I am tried, feel frumpy, and notice wrinkles forming on my face while other times (mostly when I am kid-free) I think of myself as that cute mid-twenties kindergatern teacher who was always up for a happy hour. I guess this is what it feels like to be 30?
So in my actual birthday some of my sweet friends had a Mommy's birthday party playdate for me. Todd took the girls to the dollar store and had them pick out a gift for me and they wrapped it. We went over to Corrie's house and she had set up a whole little party for me! The kids decorated party hats and cupcakes, we sang and blew out candles, and then we opened all of my fun and fancy gifts :) It was so fun and the girls really loved that mommy had a birthday party. Amanda took some great pictures and I am so glad I have them to remember this day.
We also had an adult celebration. Todd planned a dinner and invited our friends. We had a great time eating, drinking, and chatting. He aslo a booked a hotel for the night while his parents stayed with Ellie, Kate and Jack. It was glorious to sleep in until 10am!! All in all it was a great birthday and I felt very loved :)