Yesterday I picked the kids up from Jennifer's and took them to the park. I parked in a different spot this time, with a power pole behind me. I made a mental note to be careful when we leave pulling out of that spot because the pole was right in the back quarter panel - not visible in any windows from inside the van. Well, naturally I forgot about it after getting the kids rounded up, and I backed right into it. CRUNCH. The whole back corner of the van is a mess - broke the light and everything. Happy freaking birthday. Oh well - I guess it could have been worse - it could have been another car. Some guy was walking down the sidewalk when it happened and said to me, "They shouldn't have put that there." If my children weren't in my presence, I probably would have said something not too neighborly. Jackass.
I came into work this morning and found 26 emails in my inbox from Facebook - all friends of mine wishing me a happy birthday! I feel so loved! I know having my bday posted on the home page of Facebook helps people to remember, but it means a lot when they take the time to send me birthday wishes. =)
My best friend Kim (from work) made me the most delicious chocolate cake for me (recipe on the back of Hershey's cocoa). It actually tasted like a truffle - sooooo good! She's such a sweetheart, and a wonderful friend. Took the leftovers home, stuck a candle in it, and my sweet little love (Jacob) sang the Happy Birthday song to me. Totally made my day! Matt wished me happy birthday again when I got home from work - it means a lot that he is making an effort to be more attentive. I also got phone calls from my Mom, Dad, Connie and Bryan. Poor Bryan got me on the phone after backing into the pole... At least he got a chuckle out of it!
Our house is overrun with snotty noses and sore throats, and everyone at school is hacking up a lung. 'Tis the season, I guess... I just hope this year Jacob is well enough to go trick or treating. Last year, he had a high fever and was confined to the couch - he didn't even want to go trick or treating because he felt so rotten!
Did I mention my big boy has been riding without training wheels on his bike for a couple of weeks now?! He probably could have gone longer without them, but he was reluctant to take them off. He actually took them off himself with a wrench, and then rode his bike like a little pro! He and Daddy love to go into East Aurora and ride on the back streets. One of his proudest moments was when he made it up the big hill without getting off his bike.
Sydney is really chatty lately, although we can't understand most of what she says yet. Yesterday she said "eyes" as clear as day, and we're almost positive she said "that's hot" and blew on her food to cool it off. She's picking up speed on those little legs of hers, and is smart as a whip!
I'm such a lucky mommy.