My Birthday Re-Do

Posted: Apr 15 2014

Saturday morning we woke bright and early (5.30am) to the sound of Ez vomiting in the hallway.

Yay.. What a perfect way to start a Saturday, and what an especially awesome way to start my Birthday. It wasn't really a surprise that he was vomiting, because he had already thrown up all his dinner the previous night, all over my few month old couch. I'm so thankful for couch cushion covers with zips! But I was really hoping it was just a one time thing.

Needless to say it was a pretty horrible way to start my birthday. Walking down the hallway in the darkness to find the light, and finding the spew with your foot! And then spending the next hour cleaning whatever you can, not my ideal start to any day really! But, that's life with kids right? You just never know what you are going to get, and their sicknesses usually have the worst timing. I feel like I am constantly cancelling things due to kids being sick, it's so hard when you desperately want some time with friends and you have to quarantine yourselves! But, once again, one of the many sacrifices that come along with motherhood, and normally I'm somewhat fine with it.

It's just hard when it's your birthday. Plans were all cancelled, reservations were postponed and a relaxing easy going day was off the agenda. I spent the day monitoring a sick little boy, and wiping down every surface he touched. And, the whole time we were paranoid that we were all about to start throwing up at any moment.

Thankfully, so far, no one else has been sick.

On Sunday, I decided, I needed a self-proclaimed Birthday re-do! I got a cup of tea IN BED! Joel made pancakes and then cleaned and reorganized the kids playroom! Then we headed out on my parents boat across the Estuary and down the Murray river for lunch. The kids behaved beautifully, the weather was spectacular, I didn't have to pay for lunch! It was exactly what a birthday outing should be. We ordered in some pizza for dinner, my little brother came around and then we watched a super cheesy movie, and had some wine. I really can't complain, I also got some awesome gifts, and just feel so lucky to have such a great little family to celebrate with! But please, don't get sick on my birthday again please!

It all worked out in the end, although we missed out on hanging out with our friends, which was the only part that I was really disappointed that didn't work out!

My new Croozer! Time to get some serious bike riding in my life

So, have you had your Birthday celebrations thwarted by things out of your control?

I also had cake! And not just any cake but Red Velvet, from Sweet Desires in Hilton

 

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