I think I might have had the best birthday ever!
So unknown to me Banden had a plan with his dad to wake him up before he left for work. Which is pretty early in the morning! He wanted to decorate the house for me before I woke up on my birthday. He told his dad that I always decorate for them and he wanted me to have a turn. I'm telling you he's one of the most thoughtful kids I've ever known! Anyways he raided the party drawer, which I will admit was very low on birthday party decor. He didn't let that faze him. ;) Using 4th of July deco, Christmas deco and odds and ends he worked his magic. Ira woke up at one point in all of this and helped as well. He even put all his little origami birds on top of the ceiling fan for a fun surprise!
So anyways I woke up to this!
Totally unexpected! And they were so quiet. I didn't even hear them! I guess Ryder wisely told Banden not to wake his siblings, something he was going to do because he didn't want them to feel left out. But Ryder knew that would just wake me up and not only ruin the surprise but make me really grumpy. ;)
Leiella was devastated by this though because she thought she was going to get to help. So of course she started to melt down and Banden felt so bad. He's so sensitive! We came up with the idea of her making my chai tea, with a little help, and that cheered her right up. :)
She just wanted to be part of the spoil mom party. ;)
They were so creative and went all out! I have a hard time wrapping my brain around the fact that they are old enough to do stuff like this now!
They stapled little origami birds to the ends of the streamers!
I made myself some rainbow catchers on my birthday. :) Ryder and I actually got a weekend away the weekend before my birthday. His birthday and my birthday are four days apart. So we went and spoiled ourselves with a birthday get away! It was really nice. Anyways I found these rainbow catchers in a little shop and bought a couple. I'd been wanting some for a while but hadn't gotten around to buying any. I added the beads myself and had a lot of fun with that. The kids and I totally love them. In the morning the one in the front window casts rainbows all around the room and in the afternoon the one in the kitchen window does the same. It's so cheery and beautiful, now I want more and more and more! ;)
This kids spoiled me rotten all day long!!!
I feel so blessed to have these beautiful souls in my life. They bring so much to my world. They are so kind and thoughtful. I often feel so undeserving of their love and yet they give it so freely, so willingly, so enthusiastically! They are so forgiving and fun and crazy loving. How did I get so lucky?