Thursday, December 20, 2012

Birthday Boy.

Yesterday was The Boy's birthday, and as per usual, I ended up in tears.
It kind of happens every year. I should be used to it by now.

I've mentioned that we take Birthday Donuts to school. It's a THING. We always do it, must do it, no ifs ands or buts. It's our thing.
So yesterday morning I got up, dressed (in sparkly sequins, even!) and walked out to head to the donut shop.
And my tire was flat.

I already had a thousand and twelve other things to do but the donuts were the most important.
My stress level has been up to my eyeballs lately (hello, small business owner) and by yesterday's flat tire I just couldn't hold it together anymore.

I just started working on more jewelry, crying on and off, and then went on Facebook to whine. (because that is so pleasant for others to read... ha.)
I wasn't expecting anything, but within minutes of my whining I got a slew of offers, phone calls, and texts from people wanting to help!
In the afternoon one friend came to take me to get donuts, deliver them, and even run more jewelry packages to the post office.
*whew* The Boy got his birthday donuts!!

He got Just Dance 4 from one set of grandparents.
A light up disco ball thing from the other grandparents. He was THRILLED.

Then his big gift from us... a drum set!

He picked Braum's for dinner. Mostly so he could have a Birthday Cake milkshake!

We came home and had real birthday cake.

Tucking him into bed last night with hugs and kisses, he just couldn't stop smiling.
He said "This was the best birthday ever!!"
It was simple. Nothing fancy. No big themed party. But my sweet Boy was beyond thrilled.
And I love that.

We woke up this morning to a blanket of fresh snow, which started a whole new set of smiles and excitement!!

Now it's starting to feel Christmasy!


Melinda said...

Happy Birthday to THE BOY!!
Looks like he had a grand day.

So nice to have helpful friends!

M :)

Debby said...

Happy Birthday to your cute son. Oh to be that age again. I hope that Santa is bringing mommy and daddy headphones. We had a drummer......good luck.
I got my itty bitty today......told you not to worry about getting it here. But tahnks, now I can wear my necklace that I have accumlated the charms on. Have a peaceful holiday.

Lisa Holman of XSBaggage and Co. said...

This probably sounds silly, but your photos of him playing his drums gave me chills. I've been following your blog for so long that I feel like I know you all, and he just looks so grown up and happy!

You are doing a wonderful job raising your kids. I know (believe me, I KNOW) how challenging it is to run a small business and have a young family. But it is so worth it to be home with your kids, isn't it? And thank the Lord for friends who are willing to help out when you really need it!

I hope you have a restful, wondrous Christmas!

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Christina said...

Glad he had such a great birthday!! How awesome are those drums! (Did you invest in some ear plugs? ;) )
Merry Christmas, Beki!