Saturday, February 3, 2007

My 30th Birthday

Sam made me a cake for my birthday.

The best gift I could ask for - my kids.

I probably had the most unorthodox 30th birthday party ever. Picture this: 13, yes 13 kids under 3 years old in my in-laws living room with their parents and another 6 kids outside sledding in sub-zero weather. It was wonderful to have a house full of family and friends. I will forever be impressed that I only heard crying once. The kids were VERY well behaved and I think everyone had a good time. I know one little boy did because he told his mom as they were walking out the door, "That was the best party I've ever been to!" I had to agree.

Getting Sam to put his coat on is a battle so you can just imagine how difficult it is to get him ready for sledding. By the time he got to the top of the hill and was busy throwing sticks on the fire with Grandpa I think he'd forgotten that minutes earlier his mom had been cramming him into layer after layer of winter gear.

Here's Sammy, all bundled up!

My friend Owen and his daughter Virginia braved the cold to take a ride down the hill - a hill we had to haul snow to cover the morning of the party because it was 45 degrees the day before.


It was only 12 degrees outside, but that didn't stop these hearty folks.

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