I didn’t tell anyone it was my birthday, or that it was coming up. I don’t really like making a big deal out of my birthday, because as my husband once said, we should be celebrating our mothers for bringing us into this world. Despite not wanting to make a big deal out of it, I was very thankful for the very sweet and thoughtful gifts I received from friends and family, and I feel very fortunate that I was able to spend the day with my family. Here are some of my faves from the day 🙂 My niece helped me blow out my candles, and we colored a picture in a coloring book together. She said, “My mommy is going to love this picture because I wrote her name in silver, and silver is her favorite color!” I know that her mommy will like it very much 🙂 We also told my nephew that the crumbly part of the ice cream cake was where the bugs live. His face was priceless.