My birthday was as low-profile as it could have been, and at the end of the day I was very happy with how things went. I have to admit to you that I feared my husband was going to take us all out to dinner, and I've recently become somewhat of a hermit when it comes to going out to dinner since the last time we tried to eat out. The stress that Diego's temper tantrum caused me was enough to leave a permanent mark.
I know I can't avoid restaurants for too long, but for now I'm feeling just fine in my denial stage, especially on my birthday. We celebrated twice, once at my house on my birthday and at my parents' house on Saturday. My inlaws improvised the number "33" candles by cutting a number "8" down the middle. Haha! It was too funny. I was just glad I didn't need the whole number 8............... yet.
At my parents house, I had a cake with proper candles and Diego decided to practice blowing out the candle for his 3rd birthday in January. He did pretty well!
And what did my boys get me? Well Diego for starters decided to BRUSH HIS OWN TEETH. Hallelujah! Finally! At 2 3/4 months, he's brushing his own teeth - willingly. And Mateo is perfecting his crawl and standing up on his own.
Couldn't have asked for a better birthday - Shirley