Thursday, February 13, 2014

turning 26

I never imagined that I would be celebrating my 26th birthday as a mom of 6 kids.... but when the opportunity came to babysit 5 boys I just couldn't turn it down! Yes, Vegas would have been the perfect way to celebrate my birthday! But we love those boys and couldn't turn down another year of watching them (plus we are putting that money towards a bigger, better vacation)! I haven't recapped my birthday because there isn't much to share. But I finally came to the conclusion that I must write this down because my pregnancy-turned-mom brain is totally frazzled and I will surely forget this birthday wish in the years to come. And this is something I DON'T want to forget!
My birthday, a Saturday, was spent getting 5 boys in and out the door to baseball tournaments, friends homes, and church activities, all while trying to keep Mia on her "normal" schedule that she would be on if we were at home. Eric was able to come down for the day, but he had a few errands to run so I was mostly on my own. And did I mention that one of the boys became sick? The glamorous birthday of a mother :) I asked Eric to hold off on my birthday cake because to be honest? I wanted to eat the whole thing by myself instead of sharing.... HA! So after we finished eating dinner, Eric surprised us with donuts! He made sure the birthday girl had the biggest donut of all, ha ha! He wanted me to feel special which was super sweet! He gave me a couple of gifts then life went on as normal.
When I finished watching the boys, I came home to a clean home and the BTS cake that Eric baked for me (he really is the best!) and you better believe I ate most of that by myself :) I was excited for the weekend so that we could have a belated birthday celebration date when Eric unexpectedly had to work instead. So we really never had an actual celebration... which is fine! Life gets crazy, I get it. That's why my sweet husband gifted me with a certificate to spend the day at a spa, literally! Massage, facial, pedicure and lunch... HEAVEN! But!! From here on out, (Eric, are you listening my love?) I need to be sent to the spa ON my birthday! Now that I've had a glimpse into real life as a busy mom, and I realized that the world doesn't actually revolve around me even though it's my birthday, made me realize that that the best gift I can receive is a little me time, getting pampered, and a break from the crazy life of mom world :) Totally selfish but it's okay if it's my birthday, right?! Right!

On a different note, last day to enter this giveaway!

15 comments:

BLovedBoston said...

That doughnut = amazing and sounds like the perfect party!! Vegas will ALWAYS be there!

Evelien said...

I was so afraid our daughter would be born on my own birthday hahaha! I did NOT want to share it, not even with this tiny human we made... Luckily she came a few days early so I still get to get pampered on my birthday without having to make sure she has an amazing birthday too :)

~Dawn~ said...

That donut looks AMAZING! :)

Alyx said...

Spa days are definitely the best. Glad you got the chance to relax after what sounds like it was a pretty crazy day!

Kristin said...

Jason got me a spa day for my birthday last year when Kenley was just under a month old and it was maybe the best day of my life! I was so tired and still adjusting so to just lay around and get pampered was perfect - until my boobs leaked, HA! C'mon Eric...hook a girl up! :)

Linzi Scarsella said...

You are such a sweet person it doesn't surprise me you'd watch 5 boys plus your own little angel for your bday! That donut looks amazing and would make this girl happy too!!

17 Perth said...

Oh my goodness you brave soul! lol. And love this photo! hilarious.

Cece said...

I want to eat a donut that big some day!!! You didn't have the official celebration but it sounds like you still got everything you wanted. Happy Birthday!!

Erin LFF said...

YAY for a spa day!! I already told Jared I need/want a mega-spa day for my 30th bday, which is still a few years away. But I just wanted to give him a heads up ;) LOL!

Jamie @ You Gotta Have Hart said...

I'm so down for a spa day.. or maybe a spa week? Yeah, a spa week with my laptop!

Shauna said...

Happy Belated birthday. Cute picture. Take care,

Shauna

Tiffany @ Austin Family Diary said...

I just read your post about babysitting the 5 boys lol. You brave lady! OMG gimme that doughnut. Sounds like you had a fun birthday :D

Brooklyn Jolley said...

Happy late birthday! Sounds like a great one :)

Janna Renee said...

I'm so sorry I'm just now telling you Happy Birthday, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I cannot imagine being a "mom of 6 kids". You go girl! Even if it was only temporary ;)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Oh my goodness that doughnut!

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