41 is pretty anti-climactic after such a fabulous 40th birthday celebration. I am glad that this year's birthday was so low key. In the morning I opened some fabulous gifts from my family. The kids opened each gift. They didn't care what was in them... they just liked the act of opening them. After that, it was a pretty typical Monday. I took the kids to Stroller Strides, went to coffee with my friends, fed the kids lunch, put them down for naps etc. There was some of the usual stress in getting out the door on time, but all in all it was a good day.
We went to dinner at a family restaurant and had a nice time. It was wonderful that Kenny was able to leave work early enough to meet us. It was a bit challenging, however. Amelia is showing all signs of her terrible twos. She did not want to eat and wanted out of the booster all over Mommy [note to self: Amelia is not ready for a booster. A high chair is still the appropriate choice for our little toddler] By the time we all shared dessert, I was ready to get home and get everyone to bed.
My favorite part of the day was something that my hubby did that really made me smile. From the first moment I woke up, I found notes from him saying things like, "happy birthday," "we love you Momma," and "have a great day." There was one under the pillow in our bed. I left the house before he did because he was finishing up our taxes *rolls eyes* When I came home, there was a note taped to the frame in the entry. I found notes in the refrigerator, on my keyboard, on the wireless headphones, on the remote, in the bathroom.... It was such a sweet, thoughtful thing to do.