Monday, December 03, 2007

another year....

I remember a time when I couldn't wait for my birthday.
cake, candles and celebrating with friends and family.
Or those birthdays when I actually couldn't wait to get another year older.
Like 13 (woo who! an official teenager), 16 (drivers licence), 18 (cocktails in Quebec anyone?) 19 (legal drinking age)
21 (rolling rock in Ellicottville NY whoopee)
but somehow I can't seem to excited about getting another year older.
something not so amazing about turning 37.
Besides I'm pretty sure I can drink everywhere on the planet-
except maybe in Libya, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Quatar, and Sudan.
Though I'm not planning any vacations to any of these places any time soon.
Big daddy and I had a nice weekend planned- an afternoon at the spa and a nice dinner out.
But Big daddy was sick as a dog all weekend so Lulu and I went to my parents instead.
I felt bad leaving him all sniffly and feeling crappy, but I'm sure we would have been more of a hindrance to his getting better than if we had stayed home.
Besides Lulu was sooo excited to see her grandparents after not having had seen them for almost six weeks.
My mom, lulu & I ended up having a nice spontaneous lunch at Hillebrand Winery.
It was exactly what I was in the mood for.

spending the day with my two favourite gals.
My lunch was really good- as usual.
I especially loved the wild mushroom salad with truffle oil and sheeps milk fresh cheese.

and wine at lunch is always a good thing.
Lulu was really well behaved, considering I really didn't bring my usual restaurant bag of tricks.
crayons, puzzles, etch-o-sketch, mini books.
so instead she insisted on buttering our bread and sipping mint tea.
best birthday present ever.
We got snowed in, which in some ways was fine, because big daddy said he needed more quiet time.
So while he was vertical on the sofa sipping neocitrine we spent the day at
The Great Wolf Lodge.
What a trip that place is.
Not sure if I could handle more than 24 hours there, but Lulu was in heaven.
We drove back today, had a nice weekend- was sad big daddy felt so sick and couldn't join us.
so that's it. my birthday so far in a nut shell.
nothing too exciting.
And though I'm not exactly thrilled to be reminded about getting another year older, I am glad that I have such a great family.
Especially my mom who is really the best, and my sweet lulu who seriously didn't stop talking the entire drive home.
Including her special version of "happy birsstday to mama" happy birsstday to mommy"
"I love her I love her...Happy birssthday to mommy"
What more can a girl wish for on her birthday?


amanda said...

Happy Birthday! I'm glad you got to spend some quality time with the girls. Sounds like lots of fun... and great food too. That salad looks amazing.

Sarah said...

Isn't there just something really special about hanging as the three generations that you are (mom, you, Lulu)? Happy Birthday!!

Gabriella said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like a beautiful weekend!

Mac and Cheese said...

Happy Birthday! I've always been curious about the Great Wolf Lodge. Is it suitable for a 2-1/2 year old?

Ms. Porter said...

Happy Birthday PG!
Your hair looks great by the are getting better and better with age, many things do.

Laural Dawn said...

Happy Birthday!
It sounds lovely :)
I'm so glad you enjoyed it, and there is really nothing like your child wishing you a happy birthday.

A Peanut's Life said...

Happy Birthday! Sometimes quite and a little time with loved ones is the best for birthdays, especially when we're not too excited about another year gone by.

I love hearing little ones sing happy birthday, they always put their spin on things to make it as cute as can be.

Tracy said...

happy day fellow 1970[er] xo

Don Mills Diva said...

Sounds like a pretty great birthdau actually - it's funny how lovely simple times become so much more cherished as you get older.

crazymumma said...

wine at lunch would have me adding some s's into the word birthday as well.

Happy birssshhhday!