It was my birthday yesterday I kept meaning to get on here and blog, but what can I say, I am a terrible blogger:) I am 32! Where did all the time go? Until the last year of 2 I kept thinking of myself as young, too young. Becoming a mother at 19 sometimes made me self-conscious of how young I really was, not very PC to be such a young mother. These days I mostly think of myself as a grownup, lol. And for the most part people have stopped questioning the fact that I am a mom of 4 kids, I must look more grown up too. My oldest child is 12, I just can't believe that he is not a toddler running around the house anymore! Anyway, can you tell I am a bit morose about the 32 thing? ;) 30 didn't really bother me, but this year went too quickly and I feel a bit sad at leaving 31 behind. So unlike me, I love birthdays, especially mine!
It was a nice day though, spent it with my kids. Got to see my Dad as he was on his way home from work yesterday. My 3 boys made me a birthday cake from scratch! yum! Boy were they proud of themselves, but critical of their cake-a bunch of cocoa flew out of the mixer when they turned it on and they noticed the taste difference when they tasted it. I thought it was divine, a multitude of indiscretions can be covered up with some yummy frosting! The best part is that they cleaned up all the mess, what good boys! They were so excited to give me my card and flowers, my 3 year old even wrote his name in my card-I almost cried to see that.
The one downer was that Brent had to work night shift so he didn't get to spend the evening with us. He did take me out on Tuesday and we had an amazing time just the two of us. He told me that he is taking me to Faith Hill and Tim McGraw for my bday, so that should be amazing. I am not a country music fan, but love the 2 of them.
Easter weekend was wonderful. We went to Grande Prairie to visit my family and stayed with my sister Hayley and her family in their brand new house. I had amazing visits with all my sisters and my mom, so great to just hang out with them. I felt bad for Hayley though, she spent the entire weekend in the kitchen cooking-she is great at it, but what a lot of work. For Easter dinner she made ham and turkey and jig's dinner (for her dh's newfie family)!
My mom and other sis also had us all to dinner which was fab, and then all us girls went there again for martinis and nachos and scrabble!
Hayley prepared everything for all the kids to decorate Easter eggs on Saturday and they were so proud of their creations. Easter morning was so fun watching the 3 big cousins helping the 3 little ones find Easter eggs. My baby girl was only interested in her new babies though, but she managed to steal plenty of chocolate later in the day. All in all it was a terrific weekend and I really enjoyed gabbing with my sisters and cuddling my nieces and nephew, for the few seconds they would allow me;)