Busy, busy weeks ahead! (and yay! they have NOTHING to do with bridesmaid dresses, nail appointments, color schemes or limos!! ha!)
I swear, I feel like I'm rolling into birthday-row now. I have at least three (that I can remember) within the next two weeks or so...Keri's daughter Ava's party is June 7th; my Mom's birthday is actually June 10th so I was thinking of either taking her out to dinner OR doing a small party with cake one night at mine and Big D's house; and then little Julia's 2nd birthday party is June 14th. OH! And of course, we can't forget about Michele's upcoming birthday. ;-) (I don't have my calendar open 'Chele but off the top of my head I'm thinking it's either June 2nd or 3rd???? Am I CLOSE?)
I have to say, even though it will busy, I absolutely LOVE birthdays. I love everything about them. The cake, the presents, the happy birthday boy or girl, watching him or her blow out the candles...its like that one day a year when you can 100% say, "Yes it's my day and I'm special." Of course, as we all get older, birthdays do start to take on different meanings. We worry about wrinkles and gray hairs, aches and pains that we never used to have before, and watching that number on our license get higher and higher.
And if you are all anything like me, at each birthday I have moments of "Hmmm...I'm no where near where I wanted to be at this age." or "Have I accomplished enough in my life so far?" I do yearn for the birthdays of years past where it was all about balloons and cupcakes, sleepovers and movies, giggling and fun. That heady anticipation of my birthday on the horizon would have me laying awake at nights, excited and eager. I still try to make them fun now, but it's still so different of course. I wish I could bring back some of that feeling of excitement, for mine and other's birthdays.
So, I think at Ava and Julia's parties (and hey, maybe even Mom's!) I'm going to give myself license to feel like a kid again. No, I'm not going to steal their toys or cry to my mom that the other kids wont play with me, heh, but I will eat lots of frosting and giggle and sing happy birthday the loudest of all. Watch me!
To all you June babies...
(I was perusing through old pictures looking for the PERFECT birthday cake or present shot to post when I came across the kitty litter cake I made for an ex one year. Priceless! Enjoy!)