Saturday, May 15, 2010

Happy Birthday to ME!

So... tomorrow is my birthday. 

Cue the singing.  Oh look there is a beautiful cake.   Balloons?  Presents?  Oh - you shouldn't have. 

I love my birthday.  A LOT.

I've had some wonderful birthdays - and some not so wonderful birthdays.

I used to cry every time someone sang the Happy Birthday song.  (I may or may not still do this.. SHUT UP!)

These are birthdays I remember...  in no particular order  (I told you I like to make lists!):

The one where my grandparents were there and I went to Show Biz Pizza

The one where we played the game Telephone in the backyard.

The one where the boy I liked gave me a kiss as my present.

The one where I had a hot tub party and none of the girls would put on a bathing suit to get in - but me.  And I got to hang out in the hot tub with 8 good looking guys - all by myself.  The very next day one of those guys showed up on my doorstep and told me how amazing I was because I was okay enough to do it (even though I didn't look particularly great in one!)

The one where I cried all day because someone broke my heart.

The one where I was at prom and my birthday started at midnight.

The one where I cried all night because my parents showed up late to my birthday party and everyone had to leave by the time they got finally arrived with the cake and pizza. 

The one where I just found out I was pregnant with my oldest daughter.

The one where Jim Henson (one of my favorite people on Earth) died.  The same birthday that one of my other favorite people brought me a dozen roses because every girl should get beautiful flowers on her birthday (Miss you tons Mrs. C!).

The one where I got fired from a job and my boss brought me a dozen roses and a dozen daisies to apologize. 

The one where I was 40 weeks pregnant with my middle daughter. 

The one where my work friends decorated my cubicle and gave me amazingly touching gifts.

The one where I watched my daughters dance recital.

The other one where I watched my daughters dance recital.

The one at Chi Chis where I donned the giant sombrero and had yummy fried ice cream.

The one where I had my birthday cake in a bathtub - with two little girls tubbing with me!

The one where I was surprised when an amazing friend showed up with a cake, flowers and balloons for me. 

I've had many good birthdays.  So many - I can't remember them all.  I'm sure tomorrow will be another one!


Janet Johnson said...

Well happy birthday (a day early)! Sounds like you've got some sweet memories.

And I LOVED Show Biz pizza. :)

Kathy Bradey said...

Happy Birthdaaaaaaaaay!!!

Psssst.... gave you an award on my blog :)

Kara said...

Aww what a great post! Happy Birthday!

Heather Dougherty said...

Thank you! I've had a great day... middle's dance recital was a blast - and I get home-made-by-the-kids cake - what could be better?!