happy birthday dear mama

A somewhat good night’s rest, homemade grape jelly on my toast, my carpet being professionally cleaned today (don’t you love potty training?), knitting/book club tonight, and love from my three amazing boys is how I begin my 28th year.  Not too bad if I don’t say so myself. It’s funny how things change though isn’t it?  My standards for a good birthday are quite different now a days.  But one thing that hasn’t changed for some odd reason- its that crazy excited feeling I get just simply because its my day.  Although when your little, expectations for said day often are set too high, and tend to result in drama.  But now that i’m a mama I feel just happy I guess!  Pretty sweet.  Miles already serenaded me with his rendition of happy birthday then proceeded to thank me for what? I’m not too sure, but I liked it.  Honestly, the day went pretty much the way it always does (minus the squirrel I can’t get out of my house).

We went on a bike ride…

We played marbles…

we went to tumble and splash at the Y…

and I made a little cake for myself with some of my grape jelly that didn’t quite set all the way as frosting.  It’s a sponge cake recipe from a very old and well used copy of The New York Times Cookbook.  It’s all eggs and a little flour mostly.  A nice one for decorating if you should choose to.  I would have liked a whip cream frosting over the top… but all I had was light whip cream and we all know that won’t do.

Interesting looking right?  I think the color is nice and grape jelly is a lot easier to make then I imagined.  Also, it’s a good use for grapes with seeds in them because you just strain them right out!  Well, here is to another trip around the sun!  Happy birthday to me!

One thought on “happy birthday dear mama

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    Man, Miles looks so big & I miss him & you so much! I can’t believe it’s already been this long since you’ve been in Flag!
    Have a GREAT rest of your day!!

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