I give you three guesses what today is...It's my birthday. I turn 36 this year. And you know what? I am pretty damn stoked. Life is full and very busy, but pretty wonderful at the same time. My celebrations started last night (Saturday night) when I went out with my BFF for the evening. The Ex watched the kids so I was free. We started at the wine bar where I did a flight of Pinot Noir which was FABULOUS from some local wineries. Then we shopped around for a bit and had a fabulous dinner. I ordered the lobster roll and it was SO good and quite the indulgence. They even brought me a free dessert of strawberry shortcake, which was totally tasty.
I arrive home around 9:30 (I know, I'm such a rock star, right?) and The Boy is waiting up for me. The Girl had been bathed and was sound asleep. He asked if he could sleep in my bed that night so, "He could be the first one to wish me a happy birthday in the morning." Seriously. How do you say no to that? You don't. So he bunked with me. This is the first time he has ever slept with me since he was a baby. He was a good boy although he didn't fall asleep until 11:00pm. I snuggled with him for a while and then read a book on my iPhone until he fell asleep and then I did too.
Pretty damn cute to wake up to him giving me a hug. And about a half an hour later The Girl woke up and joined the two of us in bed and we all lounged around together and watched some TV for at least an hour. We had a really relaxing day and had a picnic lunch outside, which the kids love. Then my mom came and took The Boy on some last minute errands (they were picking up some cupcakes and having him pick flowers out for me). And after they left I sat with my daughter in the rocking chair and just rocked her. The house was completely quiet. There was no TV, no radio, no noise, just the two of us sitting chest to chest in the rocking chair and rocking. We sat that way for at least 10 minutes and then she dozed off to sleep. I can't even remember the last time she fell asleep with me. She goes and goes and goes and is not a snuggler by any stretch of the imagination. So to have that time with her? Seriously best birthday present I could get. Snuggle time with my boy last night and then with my girl this morning.
Later I am having dinner out with the gay boyfriends, my mom and step dad and my grandmother. And of course the kids. It's going to be a nice day. Nothing big or fancy or crazy, just lots of mellow time with the ones I love. Pretty freaking perfect.