As it turns out, it's really hard to be down and out about your birthday, when you have 13 kindergartners and first graders who are SO EXCITED about it!
One little girl told me a day beforehand:
"Guess what? Tomorrow's your birthday and me and the whole class made you a ENVELOPE and we're going to give it to you tomorrow but guess what, it's a SECRET and everybody CAN'T TELL YOU!!!"
I may have melted into a pile of giggles right then and there.
And the next day, when I woke up? My sister and my husband had arranged for a special ride to school:
A LIMO!! If you remember from my life list, riding in a limo is something I've never done but have always wanted to do!! I felt like a total movie star - for once I wished my commute was longer than 20 minutes :)
The day just got better from there... I had cupcakes for the students (and they all drew me such sweet cards!), and my colleagues surprised me with a lunch spread! My aide baked a heart-shaped cake for me - it was delicious :)
When I got home, hubby picked up some takeout from the best empanada restaurant around... yum! We finished off the meal with thin mint ice cream.
Oh and I can't forget the beautiful flowers that one of my good friends from England had delivered. They really cheer up the house!
After my grand day (plus opening all of the packages and cards from faraway family), I felt extremely spoiled and VERY loved! So far being 30 has been pretty fun!
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