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05 August 2008

Happy Birthday to ME!



What a great day! Thanks to the many for your calls and wishes. I especially loved talking to Ingrid! It's been too long! We'll talk soon, on August 22, perhaps?!

Claire and Rylie started back to school today. They go to a year round school, thus the strange start date. While they were there, I went to the optometrist for new contacts. Out with the hard and in with the soft. And I'm seeing at 20/15! They've really improved the toric technology. And no eye rabies today! (Eye rabies is what Brian calls it when I get something in my eye, am in pain, eye is watering, and I can't function until the offending particle or contact is removed.) Let's see how they perform at work tomorrow in front of the hood that blows air toward my face. Then I went to the DMV to renew my license. That was fun.

The girls and I made cupcakes, because that's what Rylie said I wanted. And I wanted them decorated with sprinkles. Oh, right. And I had to have a pinata. Who doesn't. So I bought the candy yesterday, and the girls decorated a paper bag today which we used to hold the candy and hand in the tree. Viola. Pinata. Birthday miracle...in that paper bag, which I dug out of my giftwrap box, I found a necklace I lost many years ago!

So, after dinner, I put in my own candles, lit them, and instructed everyone it was time to sing now. Am I really the only one here who knows how to run a birthday party?! Tyler was the photographer for the blessed event. I had fun opening my cards and generally trying to get as much attention as possible. The girls were disappointed that here were no presents and needed reassuring that they wouldn't just get cards and that there would be friends and not just family for their party! Tyler, Brian and I just laughed!

6 comments:

Sarah McMullin said...

Happy Birthday, again! I'm glad you got the cupcakes with sprinkles you so desperately wanted.

Christine Nelson said...

I can't believe you have had a blog for so long and I didn't know about it! I love catching up with people through their blogs. Happy Birthday! I can't believe how much your family has grown. Tyler is so tall! And the girls are just beautiful. I actually quizzed myself and found that I could tell them apart in the close up picture at cheesecake factory. I will have to look through the rest of your posts later and find out what you are up to. Kids just don't understand the whole blog reading thing and they are whining at me again. Okay, maybe it is the whole Mama not paying attention thing, because they make those exact same noises when I am on the phone, have a guest over, am in the bathroom....

-dayna- said...

Kendra, I really like the new look of your blog and loved all the recent posts. Summer is just the best and it looks like you guys have done lots of fun things. Glad you had cupcakes and a pinata for your birthday!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Kendra. I love that you had a pinata. Kids are so funny, and they make life more interesting don't they?
You guys look like you've been having a lot of fun lately. :D
Kim Marx

Becky said...

Happy birthday, ...and heck yeah,...the pinata is the best idea I've heard. I am having one for mine next year! You look as young as ever. Glad you enjoyed your day!

Maria said...

Happy Birthday! It's so amazing to see how much the kids have grown. Tyler is such a little man now. I remember seeing your belly when you were pregnant with Claire and Rylie, and wore Brian's scrubs toward the end. Love catching up!