Sometimes birthdays are just totally regular busy mom days, and that’s exactly what I was expecting today. I was most looking forward to this evening when Jake would be at a meeting and I could sew while the kids slept! And then. THEN! My good friend and neighbor kidnapped me and took me to brunch where not only some friends were waiting, but also my mom and sister and her twin babies! I was so surprised – I couldn’t stop laughing and crying at the same time. I was actually this emoji IRL . It was the best! And then the school called to tell me that Hailey threw up, which meant that Logan’s food poisoning from yesterday was actually a stomach bug that Hailey caught. So all my busy errands and stuff today got cancelled, sick kids are napping and watching movies, and I get what I wanted anyways for my birthday – some free time! I guess 35 ain’t so bad!