I had a birthday.

It was a good day. Will and the kids gave me a nerf six-shooter, a book on how to play the banjo by Pete Seeger, a set of stitch markers, and bat-earrings (if you say that out loud it sounds like batarangs). When Sam handed me the last box, he said, “Now, Mama. It’s Batman!” I said something like, “I’m sure Batman wouldn’t fit in here.” And yet!


We went downtown after breakfast. I got some supplies at Michael Levine (actually for a pirate flag for Sam, but I also grabbed myself some knitting needles), took the photo above when I hopped out of the car to grab french fries for a certain young lady, and then we all had lunch in Chinatown and played on the coin-op rides.


(We thought this one was a rocket, but it turned out to be Robby the Robot. We think.)

I had a really lovely party in the evening. No photos were taken, but much sangria was consumed and the food was (if I may say so myself) really excellent.

11 thoughts on “34

  1. Sonja

    July 7, 2012 at 12:32pm

    Sounds like a really nice birthday. And hey, you achieved your goal of living longer than Jesus, so WOOT!

  2. Lucretia

    July 7, 2012 at 3:33pm

    Happy birthday! Cute photos.

  3. Cazzle

    July 7, 2012 at 3:55pm

    Happy (slightly belated) birthday to you! I’m glad you enjoyed yourself.

    p.s. you look GORGEOUS in that pic.

  4. Amanda

    July 8, 2012 at 7:38am

    Happy belated Birthday!

    And just what did you decide on for food?

  5. Annika

    July 8, 2012 at 8:22am

    The food had a Mediterranean theme! I made a Greek seven layer dip with hummus, tzatziki, cucumber, red onion, sundried tomatoes, kalamatas, feta, and toasted pine nuts (which is actually eight layers); Capunatina, which is a Sicilian eggplant and olive dish; caprese kebobs (cherry tomato and mozzarella ball wrapped with a basil leaf and skewered with a toothpick); fig and walnut ‘salame’; and my cake was an almond cake with fresh berries. I also put out some peppered salame and prosciutto as well as pita and crusty Italian bread.

  6. Lucas

    July 8, 2012 at 11:56pm

    Happy birthday! That sounds like the nicest kind of birthday.

  7. ~zandra~

    July 9, 2012 at 6:38am

    Sounds like you had a wonderful day. Happy Birthday!

  8. The Daily Randi

    July 9, 2012 at 7:46am

    Oh, wow! I missed wishing you a happy birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Sorry it is so late, I am just living in a daze these days. Hope you had a great day!


  9. elise

    July 10, 2012 at 7:05pm

    Sorry we missed your birthday celebrations, but it sounds like you had an awesome one. Congratulations!

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