Friday, July 25, 2008

The Big (dreaded) Day

Today is the big day - my (gulp ... deep breath ... sigh ... tear) 40th birthday.

Can someone please tell me when I got this old? 'Cause, honestly, I do not FEEL that old. I chase a four year old and a 10 month old around all day, and I think that keeps me pretty youthful. At least I hope so.

Of course, said 10 month old is still not letting us get much sleep. So I probably LOOK every bit of these 40 years!! Ahhh, thank goodness for makeup!

My mommy had to leave this morning. There were tears - more like a four year old than a 40 year old!! I was hard enough to say goodbye when she was on the other side of the state, but this "other side of the COUNTRY" stuff is super stinky! I hate goodbyes as it is, but on my birthday? That aint right!

Hubby knew that she wouldn't be here, so he had a little shin dig for me last night. And there was not even one black balloon, over the hill joke or cane and walker gift. Thank you for that Hun!! There were, however, a LOT of people (he has two bros. and two sisters, they have families ...) and a LOT of food. It was a ton of fun. He sure knows how to love me well :)!

Also yesterday, my washer FINALLY got fixed. We spent $130 on a part that was just as defective as the original one. But my BRILLIANT man found the flaw and took the old part to work and fixed it himself. Then he came home and fixed my washer. But not before the girls, my mommy and I spent a good chunk of the day at the laundromat! It was steamy and humid and not so much fun - but not as bad as i thought it would be. I had three of my very favorite people with me and we bonded. It also helped that there were toys there, we brought bottles and food AND we remembered to bring a DVD player and Lady And The Tramp!!

We also made cookies yesterday. That was fun - here are some pics of my pretty big girl - a cookie pro - and my lovely baby - a cookie rookie - and their Grandma sharing more good times.
(pay no attention to the other woman in the pics - she is getting old, ya know. Plus, she had NOT done a thing with her hair yet!!!)

I would show you the finished product, but the cookies did not last long enough to take a picture!
They were yummy though!

5 of ya left some love:

Kelli said...

Happy Birthday BeckyJo! You don't look at day over..... well hey, you look pretty darn good- we'll just leave it at that.

Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry said...

Happy Birthday, one day late. I think the pictures are just wonderful! That genuine, happy smile of yours lights up the whole shot, makeup or not.

And your Mom looks like a spring chicken, too.

Jenn said...

Happy belated birthday! I left town on Friday and just got back. I hope you had a great day. Looks like you are having a great time with your mom and the girls though and that is what matters most! HAPPY BIRTHDAY~!!!!!

Friend said...

You be lookin good honey girl! I do not see a old lady in any of these photo's. Just a happy Ma Ma and Grandma.. Tell the curly hair'd girl says Hi!

The B's said...

Poor baby 40. I would give my left arm to be 40 again. Wed, 8/6 I will be ...........................................................................
are you ready?
It's really BAD

FIFTY THREE. YIKES. I promise I will post something soon. Hopefully within a couple of weeks. I am waiting on something.