December 20, 2011

Oh How I Love Magical Birthdays!

I just had to share with you the magical day I had.  Today is my birthday.   Woot!  I am not mentioning how old I am (do the math, my oldest child is 29 years old. . . yikes!)

I am used to little fanfare with a birthday so close to Christmas.  Hey, people are busy.  No biggie.

But sometimes, life goes a different way.   Today was one of those days - with lots of fanfare!  Here is a little glimpse into my birthday. . .

It's a birthday hug!  How did I get so lucky to be a teacher?

My celebration started in the morning.  I woke up to a house completely decorated with handmade signs everywhere and in every room.  My daughter, Abbey, went overboard and it was the BEST!
  The living room floor was covered in balloons!

She knows I adore Paris, France.  :)

My students made this adorable sign using their hand prints to make cupcakes with candles! 

The children "filled my bucket" with wonderful compliments!  They made me a DVD -- with interviews of the children talking about me.  Oh my word.  Precious beyond words.  (I need a kleenex. . .)

My husband dropped off a surprise latte. Oh yeah!

Aren't birthdays the best! 


  1. Happy Birthday! Mine was the 16th so I know what you mean about being use to little fanfare, mine was a big deal this year too!! It is nice to have that special day recognized sometimes!!

  2. Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a great day!

    First Grade Delight

  3. Happy Birthday. Glad it was magical.

  4. A very happy birthday to you! It looks like you had a super day.

  5. Awww, what a nice birthday you had!!!! Happy, happy!!!!!!
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  6. Happy birthday, Sally. It looks like you have lots of people around you who love you very much! And there's no way you look old enough to have a 29 year old child!!
    Grade ONEderful

  7. Thank you everyone! I think the thing that made it so special was all the little handmade touches - the gestures of those around me. Priceless! Money can't buy you those gestures. :) Happy happy indeed!!!



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