Tuesday, December 25, 2007

The Birthday Boy!

Christmas time brings other fun in our house - Mark's birthday falls on Christmas Eve!

This year, we didn't do our normal round of parties and driving all across the state. We. Stayed. Home. And it was wonderful!

Yesterday, we woke up at our leisure. Ally slept in. Grace has slept at a friend's down the street. We had a nice breakfast and decided to go to the Gardens in town to view the Christmas exhibit. We picked up Grace and her friend and took off. It was very pretty. They have Xmas trees decorated from many countries. My favorite was Mexico. Grace and her friend liked the one from Greece. All the kids loved the great train that runs through the gardens.

Then we came home and got Ally to take a nap. Grace vegged out for a bit and so did we. Then we got the kids up and ready and headed to church for a lovely service. This was our first Xmas attending a service at our church (and my first not going to a Catholic service). It was really nice. We all enjoyed ourselves.

Then home for pizza and cake! Ally was a HUGE fan of the cake. As you can see, she kept checking her belly to make sure she didn't drop any. And she kept doing the sign for "more"! She was a little ticked it didn't work this time. How much cake does a 15 month old need though really? ;)

Then it was bathes for the kids, off to bed. We stayed up and watched the 2nd Lord of the Rings while wrapping like crazy (okay, I wrapped, he vegged - only fair right?). All in all, a great day. And the first birthday Mark has EVER been able to spend just together with the family - no Christmas parties! I think that alone meant a lot. I was hoping for a special birthday present for him/us, but no such luck.I hope he had a great day. He deserves it more than anyone I know. He's an amazing husband, wonderful dad, and my best friend. I don't know what any of us would do without him. I am more in love with him each and every day.

1 comment:

Leslie said...

Happy Birthday Mark!!!