Birthday Pictures

This morning I fore casted that today was going to be a perfect day.  I wouldn't exactly call it perfect, but it was pretty darn close.  Other than the fact that it was 109 today....

I met my sister and Maddie, Amanda and Sarah with Jack in tow for lunch while my mom sat with Lucy and Ella at the hospital.  I had given mom the hint that Lucy really wanted to decorate the room for my birthday.  She was insistent on us having a party.  Anyway, we met for lunch at Salsa and had a great time.  The babies were great and the conversation was just what I needed.  The girls went in and gave me a gift card to Gould's day spa.  Maybe one day soon I'll be able to use it.

When I returned to the hospital, a little party was set up for me in the playroom.  Since we can't have but 2 people in Lucy's room we did the best could.  By the time we were all here to celebrate Lucy was asleep.  We tried to get her to wake up, but she wasn't having it.  So we decided to go on with the cake and ice cream.  Cake that I couldn't eat and had no interest in, but we knew it meant the world to Ella and Lucy.  After we celebrated for a few minutes we put everything away. 

Wouldn't you know that right after we did Lucy woke up in hysterics.  It took us 30 minutes to calm her and then we had to recreate the birthday party.  By that point, I was so worn down I was an emotional mess.  You can tell in the pictures below that I have been crying.  It was a very bittersweet birthday for sure.

One of my favorite pictures of all time.  This hug meant more than any birthday present I could have received.

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