After a little shifting around of funds, my headache was starting to dissipate and there was a knock at the door. Sweet Anne Marie showed up with this little box of deliciousness. I know, I know. Taking pictures of cupcakes is lame but this one really deserved to have a picture documenting it's existence. It was packaged up so pretty that it instantly had me feeling like a birthday girl again! The cupcake itself was yellow cake with a raspberry cream filling and lemon butter cream frosting. I told Anne Marie that it wouldn't last long and she told me I could eat it for lunch because it was my birthday after all. I didn't eat it for lunch but I did share it with the boys as an after-school snack. Yum! Thanks, Anne Marie!
Just after Anne Marie stopped by it was time for me to pick Cooper up from preschool. The kiddos were all waiting outside on the front porch for their parents and I was treated to the preschoolers singing me the Happy Birthday song. SO CUTE! I wish I had been prepared for it and got it on video. Their sweet little faces were just too precious for words. Thanks, Sandra, for that little surprise!
My financially-induced tears of the morning were distant memories by this point and I was just ready to spend the rest of the day celebrating. I was thrilled to have the next couple knocks at my door bring me more birthday goodies. This from the Relief Society Presidency
and this from my sweet neighbors, the Bartons.
Red velvet cheesecake, why do you have to be so delicious? I finished you off for breakfast and already miss you so...
cutest measuring spoons ever!! Can't wait to get them!
After I got home, there were some super sweet messages on the answering machine and some yummy cookies from Smart Cookie waiting on the doorstep from my neighbors, Tiffany and Sandra. The cookies are calling my name but I've told myself I need to drink at least a quart of water before I can have any more sugar. Ha ha! Don't worry they will be savored real soon! I'm sure I'll have some help from Will and the boys, too...
One last surprise from BFF, Jenn. She came by after we got home and brought me a iTunes gift card! Thanks so much, Jenn! I could really use the new tunes for the marathon training. Can't wait to go shopping for some new songs.
Thanks again to everyone who made my birthday so special! 32 ain't so bad! In fact, I think I'm gonna' like it!