Elias and Noah’s birthday party

Elias and Noah’s party went rather well. They loved the cake that Jon made.

I was surprised to learn that one of my sisters would be at the party, after all. Since we had originally thought hardly anyone would be coming, we had decided to end the party early and take everyone to Jump-n-Play and then to Randelli’s for pizza. All the kids had a great time.

Family

I’m really quite bummed today. The birthday party for Elias and Noah is tomorrow. On my side of the family, only my parents are scheduled to show up. Not either of my sisters, nor their families.

It wouldn’t be such a big deal if it were a one-time thing, but it’s not. Pretty much every birthday party we’ve had after Elias turned one has lacked some part of my family. I’m starting to wonder if I need to send out those “Save the Date” cards a year beforehand. Yeah, I joke, but I’m really really bummed out and feeling hurt about this. I just don’t get it. I really feel as though my kids just don’t matter to my family. I guess I need to get used to it because it seems to be the way things are and I can’t force anyone to show up or care.

Ceili Fey’s birthday party

I tried to get one of her blowing out the candles but missed by a few seconds

Noah really enjoyed his cake

What’s this?
Oh, wow!!

An American Girl doll!!

Ceili Fey got a lot of great presents however the American Girl doll is something she has wanted for years.

A locking diary! She’s been asking for one for some time

Henry seemed to enjoy spending time with his family also.

One sucky birthday

My birthday yesterday started off like any other day. Nothing remarkable in the morning.

At around 10 or so, Ceili Fey mentioned to me that Oma (my mother) was coming over after breakfast. I was a little confused and thought she must have misunderstood since nothing was said to me about it. I phoned my mother to see. Yes, she had told Ceili Fey she would be coming over. I then asked if she would mind stopping at Hardee’s and getting us some lunch. She agreed.

When my mother arrived, she had with her a quarter sheet cake and some roses. I was surprised.

After lunch, and cake, I put the little guys down for a nap and told Ceili Fey to go and have some quiet time as well. My mother and I just sat and talked and had a nice visit.

Fast forward to shortly before supper. Jon phoned and asked what I wanted to do for supper, if I wanted to go out or stay home. I opted for staying home. He said that he would run to the corner store and get a couple of things and for me to go ahead and put supper in the oven.

Jon came in with a card from him and one from the kids – he had Ceili Fey sign it when he arrived – and shortly after that, he starting yelling about my mother. At this point, I was completely confused. When I went to see what the problem was, he showed me that he had brought a cake home for me.

To me, I thought it was just really cool that they had both suprised me with cake. I love cake! But no, you would have thought that my mother delibrately got a cake to somehow interfere with his plans. *sigh* To make a long story short, it pretty much sucked all of the fun out of what had been a pretty nice day. After the kids went to bed, I was just so drained that I ended up taking a bubble bath, reading a bit, and then going to bed. I just wanted the day to be over.

I get that he was pissed of because he feels that my mom meddles. I get that he wanted to be involved in any kind of birthday celebration with me. I do get that! I just wish he wouldn’t have shit all over my day like that.