Friday, January 25, 2008

Happy Birthday To Me!

Well, today is my Birthday...I am now 32 years old...good greif Charlie Brown...where has the time gone? Honestly, I couldn't remember if I was turning 31 or 32 this year...had to ask my son who's 8...he knew right off the top of his head...as he replied, "Helllllloooooo, you're gonna be 32 Mom!!!" in a cheeky sort of tone as if to say, "like how could you forget how old you are?".

Now, for this past week I really haven't been in the best of moods...don't know why exactly, but just having one of those "off" weeks I guess...my little guy has brought home a cold/flu from school...he's been home for two days now with it and now I'm getting it...so it's only a matter of time before my little girl gets it and hubby too. I hate being sick and I'm sure that has played a huge role in my yucky mood lately.

Anyway, this morning I woke up to a kiss and a "Happy Birthday Honey Bunny" from dear hubby and my adorable kiddies standing at my bedroom door with a card in their hands. Now usually, Mama gets homemade cards and gifts, so this took me by surprise a bit, because I could tell from the envelope, that it was a purchased card of some sort. I hadn't even made it out of the bed yet...still half asleep really, but they had that look on their face like they were up to something. So I open my card to find all of the Rugrats on the cover and inside it wrote: "Wishing you a birthday filled with the most beautifullest things because you're the nicest mom ever!". Well, I was so happy with that just by itself, but I could tell there was more to come with the way they had their hands behind their backs.

Now before I tell you what they surprised me with, I'll let you know that for the past couple of weeks my kids have been talking about the WEBKINZ...they've been around for a while, but with all the virtual pets they already have, we figured there was no sense to them having anymore...but somehow they talked us into it and dear hubby went down and purchased a few for the kids. They loved them so much, and I really fell inlove with them as well, they really are adorable. If you are not familiar with them, they are basically a stuffed animal of your choice that come with codes which you log into the computer on their site and you can see your pet on the screen and buy things for it, play games with it, chat and play with others as well...there's a ton things you can do with them on there. Kailey decided on the yellow lab and Luke decided on the husky and the bull dog. I really fell in love with the little pug (always wanted a real one of my own) and the chocolate lab, not thinking that I would ever get them or even need them for that matter. But I guess the family thought that Mama should have some WEBKINZ of her own because that's what was behind their backs this morning...One Chocolate Lab and One Pug!! My heart just melted...these little creatures are so cute.

So, I would like you all to meet my little cuties...Here is "Lola" my pug:
And "Turtles" my chocolate lab (named after my favourite chocolates of course!):
Then, if this wasn't enough...hubby gave me a "purchased" card (and he's not really a "card-buying" kinda guy...so I knew he made a LOT of effort). I opened the card to find the most beautiful card he had EVER gotten me...it was gorgeous and it said ALL the right things, so I know he shopped around looking for the one that said just the perfect stuff. I started bawling right away because it just meant so much to me. I've been feeling so "blah" lately...can't really explain it but that's the only word that comes to mind, "blah"...I'm sure someone else can relate.

So anyway, needless to say, I am in high spirits today, I'm feeling so special and appreciated by my family which means a great deal to me. Hubby is bringing me home my favourite today...Chinese Food...Oh yum...I can't wait to dig in! For now, I think I'll go relax in a nice hot bath and perhaps start a knitting project just for me, just for the heck of it, just cuz I can, cuz it's MY special day!
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Hugs,

:o)
Rachel

7 comments:

Lil Knitter said...

Happy Birthday, Rachel! What a sweet way to wake up on your day. I love those pups...so cute.

Enjoy your day!

Mandi (a.k.a MissMandiGirl) said...

Happy Birthday to you sweetie! I'm glad you got to feel special today because you are :)

Mary Anne said...

dear Rachel,
happy, happy, happy birthday to you, one of the sweetest, kindest people I've known. You deserve all the special treats you had today! Lola & Turtles are cute too.
birthday hugs,
mary anne

tulip said...

Happy Birthday, Rachel! I hope you will always feel as special as you did today because you are! I think 32 was my best age ever...especially now that I'm going on 37 (yikes!).

Be well and God's Blessings on you!
tulip

Rachel said...

Thank you SO much Melanie, Mandi, Mary Anne and Tulip!!! All of your wonderful compliments and warm wishes are GREATLY appreciated! You guys are all so very SWEET! Thank you, Thank you!

Big Greatful Hugs,
:o)
Rachel

Wendy in MD said...

Happy belated birthday, Rachel! Sounds like you had a beautiful day. My kids love Webkinz, too. I even like some of the games on the site! LOL

You deserve to have a lot of cheer and smiles. You bring so much happiness to others through your cloths, groups, and selflessness.

Belated birthday hugs,
-Wendy

Rachel said...

Awww! Thanks so much Wendy, you're such a sweetie!! What a wonderful Birthday greeting!

The Webkinz are so much fun...we are trying to figure out how to make some clothes for them now :o)

Hugs,
:o)
Rachel