It’s My Birthday Too, Yeah!

by Stefani on 4-November-2007

Today is my birthday.

I’ve tried to keep it on the down low, but the little men in my life, well, they like to party.

I woke to bed bouncing, tissue paper crinkling, “Happy Birthday Mama! Open it, open it, open it OPEN IT!!!!!”

And this, thrust at me.

The Wrapping

THIS, is the result of lots of surrepticious running about and whispering yesterday afternoon, after the questions, “Today is the third, right? And that means tomorrow is the fourth?”

Inside was a new feather for our collection. They found it at the lake, while we were camping, and snuck it home. It was a premeditated birthday surprise 🙂

A New Feather

But wait, there’s more!

Mama's Gifts

Those are their photocopied hands, painstakingly cut out, and a 20, that they have been saving in their quest to buy a Wii, but decided together, that I should have instead.

I think my heart grew 20 sizes today.

How could they know that the greatest gifts in the world are already mine?

emily November 4, 2007 at 5:52 am

happy birthday to you, stefani! enjoy, enjoy.

kristin November 4, 2007 at 6:01 am

oh, you sneaky gal…

i wish you JOY on your birthday…the deepest kind.

Sarah November 4, 2007 at 6:10 am

Hapde Burfday! (The hands + money = very sweet.)

Sarah Jackson November 4, 2007 at 6:36 am

Happy birthday to youuuuuu
happy birthday to youuuuuu
happy birthday dear Stefani!
happy birthday to youuuuuu

Enjoy your day with your sweet men. That’s the best gift of all.

BTW, Annika is reading this and singing you the birthday song.


Alicia A. November 4, 2007 at 6:51 am

Oh, sweet boys.

Happy Happy Happy Birthday!

Alicia A. November 4, 2007 at 6:53 am

p.s. My girlfriends and I just decided that keeping birthdays on the down-low doesn’t really prevent any sagging and/or drooping so what’s the point?! 🙂

erin November 4, 2007 at 7:33 am

Happy Birthday Sweet Stefani! Hope your day is great – how could it not be when you started it off with that fabulous gift?!

leslie November 4, 2007 at 7:58 am

happy birthday stef! you are still too young to need a major getaway like i am on right now (therapy for sure)! i am way jealous of the those cut out hands and the feather, perfect!


clara November 4, 2007 at 8:19 am

happy birthday to a mom of such sweet boys!

molly November 4, 2007 at 8:42 am

Happy happy happy birthday! Whatcha gonna buy with your twenty spot?

LauraJ November 4, 2007 at 8:48 am

Happy Birthday! November 4, 2007 at 9:47 am

those little hands totally made me tear up. sweet boys.

have a happy birthday!

jennifer w. November 4, 2007 at 11:01 am

Happy Birthday!!!

Kari November 4, 2007 at 12:23 pm

Happy Birthday!

Kelly November 4, 2007 at 12:39 pm

Happy Birthday!!

leslie November 4, 2007 at 1:15 pm

what a sweet start to your day!
happy happy birthday!

dana November 4, 2007 at 4:00 pm

Happy, happy day. In more ways than one, eh?

kirsten November 4, 2007 at 4:28 pm

happy happy birthday, stefani!

lina November 4, 2007 at 4:55 pm

Happy birthday Stefani!

amanda November 4, 2007 at 4:57 pm

Oh that is just the sweetest!!! I hope you had a lovely day with your littles, and a lovely evening ahead of you too!!!

dianeinjapan November 4, 2007 at 5:05 pm

What a great gift–hope your whole day is fabulous!

Eren November 4, 2007 at 5:35 pm

Aaack!!! How could I have missed this? Oh, you are SO in trouble lady! But so glad your little men were there when the rest of us could not. Happy Birthday sweet mama!

molly November 4, 2007 at 5:56 pm

oh my! I could kiss all over your kids for this and they aren’t even mine!! 🙂 I can only imagine how you must feel. And is that little hand on the right a bit dirty? love that.

Happy, happy birthday!!!!! so glad you decided to share it with us. So glad our paths have crossed so that I’m here to wish you a happy one.

tania November 4, 2007 at 6:11 pm

that is the sweetest birthday gift i have seen in a long time…isn’t it amazing the love our kids have for us.
Happy Birthday lovely lady

kelly November 4, 2007 at 6:11 pm

happy birthday, what adorable little gifts so thoughtful! -kb

cloth.paper.string November 4, 2007 at 7:43 pm

what sweet littles you have! happiest birthday wishes to you, stefani!

Steph November 4, 2007 at 10:31 pm

Happy birthday Stefani! What beautiful gifts you have, the human ones and the sweet presents they gave you.

Inka November 4, 2007 at 11:32 pm

Happy birthday Stefani!!! 🙂

Ali November 5, 2007 at 2:38 am

Happy belated birthday! What wonderful little people you’ve made.

Jessica Hood November 5, 2007 at 6:03 am

happy (belated) birthday!

Randi November 5, 2007 at 6:23 am

Happy birthday, Stefani! What a sweet way to celebrate your day. Your guys sure are thoughtful!

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