Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Good Day

Well it was my 43rd birthday yesterday. I had such a special day. I received these beautiful cards from my darling boys, more crooners music for presents (go the 'Buble') and had a spectacular lunch with my hubby at Gambaros seafood restaurant in town, made ever the more special by James, the Restaurant Manager, who showered me in gifts and surprise desserts..... complete with sparklers. James, at my age, any fuss is really really special! I so recommend Gambaros for it's outstanding food and service... it's a Brisbane institution... 57 years and still going strong!


Anyone would think that I spent my days down in the school yard, the way my boys rave about how I stick up for them.... watch out bullies! Had to blot out a certain troublesome boy's name in my big boy's card... or we could find ourselves in trouble!! My little one is still coming to terms with his recent Peanut Allergy diagnosis, complete with EpiPen for anaphylaxis, (hence the mention in the card) and is ever so grateful that I was there to hold his hand through all the tests and to rush out and find substitutes for all his favourite foods (that were making him so sick :(..... we're still mourning the vitawheats... oh how he loved vitawheats!). Oh and their names?... Brynley and Kristian... but I call them some permutation/variation of their name every day... it's an endearment thing. There, another bloggy question answered!

So there it is...my birthday recorded on my bloggy blog for posterity. At least if the house goes up in smoke, I will always be able to find some of my life treasures here... photos, special moments.... unless Google goes up in smoke one day too!
Have a great day.
A-M xx

50 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday for yesterday A-M! Sounds like you had a fabulous day - lots of spoiling and fun. Love the boys' birthday cards - sooo cute! Leigh

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  2. that is too cute...what a wonderful bunch of guys you have...my girls are the ones that take care of me!

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  3. Happy 43rd A-M!
    So much time still ahead to enjoy life. Aren't we lucky!
    Cheers!
    Giovanna

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  4. Happy birthday am, that will be me (age) exactly in later this year, so I guess I AM younger, technically... Same year, same town. Glad you enjoyed. Lisa

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  5. Happy Birthday A-M. What a lovely day you have had. You may not realise how inspiring you are to us (followers) and your apreciation of your family is just heart warming...Thank you for taking the time to inspire us day after day! HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! Lisa x

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  6. Happy birthday dear friend! You should celebrate the year because you deserve it. Your boys love you so very much and their cards are so full of their personalities. You are the luckiest lady in the world. Happy birthday I hope that the big day was as lovely as you have conveyed!

    XXOO, Andrea

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  7. Happy, happy birthday! No better present than being told you're the best mum in the wold! Rx

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  8. Happy Belated Birthday, it sounds like you had a wonderful day! The cards from your boys are too sweet! And hopefully neither your house or Google will go up in smoke!

    Kat :)

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  9. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday for yesterday, A-M! It sounds like you had a fabulous day too. So...what did you get?? ;-)

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  10. Happy Belated Birthday! Wishes coming from around the world for a fantastic year!

    Teacup Lane (Sandy)

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  11. Happy Birthday.!! Always good to celebrate it no matter what the age! xoxo

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  12. Happy Birthday A-M!! I'm glad you had a wonderful day. I love Gambaro's too :) How precious are your little ones. Ohmygoodness, brought tears to my eyes. They are darling aren't they.

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  13. Happy Birthday A-M! Glad to hear you had a wonderful day. Thanks for sharing the gorgeous cards with us!

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  14. Happy Birthday for yesterday! It sounds like you had a wonderful day and the boys cards are priceless. What beautiful memories.
    Nellie xx

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  15. Happy Birthday for yesterday A-M! I'm so glad to hear you had a lovely time and the cards from your boys are sooooo sweet. They really made me laugh! Janette x

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  16. Ohhhh so sweet!There is something so touching about having little big boys swoon over you, i love it.

    Sounds like you had a fabulous B-day A-M, and you deserve it!

    happy b-day!! julesxx

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  17. Happy belated b-day A-M! I'm so happy to hear it was such a lovely day! Sweet, sweet boys and cards!
    joan
    p.s. That little Rosie is quite the cutie-pie!!

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  18. Very Happy Birthday A-M. I'm glad you had a wonderful day.
    Your boys are very sweet.
    X
    V

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  19. oh happy birthday for yesterday! I'm later this month but have so much on I keep forgetting!!!!!!

    what a sweet card and nothing like a nice dinner out on your bday

    Corrie:)

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  20. Happy Belated birthday A-M...so glad you had a fab day..and your boys birthday cards are just adorable..how precious :) x

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  21. Happy Birthday A-M,sounds like you had a wonderful day, even if it was raining!

    I love the boys cards, especially Kristian's, as I have soft spot for beautiful babes with anaphylaxis, chin up little man!

    Rachael

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  22. Happy Birthday A-M! Your boys are so gorgeous, those cards are just heart warming! I would love it if you could do a post one day on advice for parenting boys. You seem to have done a great job with your two. They have lovely names too. Emma

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  23. Nothing I say here can compare to such loving and heartfelt sentiments from two such handsome (and well-monikered) young men, but Happy Birthday!

    ps - Feb 16 is my mother's birthday as well. All good people are born Feb 16, apparently!

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  24. Happy Birthday A-M for yesterday. Very special mementos there for us all to see. Your boys are so precious and now we have names for them! I was madly (secretly) in love with a Bryn once. Never heard the name before or since. Nice to hear it again.

    Jennifer XX

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  25. Here in Maine- it's still your birthday- so Happy Birthday darlin'.
    Ugggg... the epi-pen- I have to carry one at all times- not for me, but my darling sweet girl. How has this happened. You never use to hear about this and now- it's everywhere!
    Oh let's just go eat cake, shall we?

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  26. Happy birthday for yesterday A-M!! Glad to hear you had a lovely day and were spoilt. Loved your boys' cards - so precious!! They are very lucky to have such a wonderful Mum x

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  27. Love the cards and the messages, especially the making dinner and fighting battles part! SO CUTE!!
    Happy Birthday precious, glad you had a great day and you deserve all the spoiling.
    Ness xx

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  28. Aren't kid's cards the best. I remember a Mother's day card my eldest made, that said "Happy Moth Day" - yep that's me, chief moth. Happy Birthday, A-M!!!

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  29. Oh Happy Birthday A-M! I hope it was super duper lovely.. it certainly sounds like it was.
    xoxo

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  30. Belated Happy Bday-Lady A-M!

    Your boys are so sweet. You really raised them up into a nice a very proper persons. Congrats for that.

    Aww... Epipen? I have the same med. I am allergy to seafoods, whilst I still eat with Eps ready in hand §;-)
    I am a kinda hoggish.

    I know your enjoyed your day and another year older gets better & better.

    So much mooch from the snowy Stockholm...

    xoxo

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  31. Happy Birthday for yesterday. What sweet boys you have. :)

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  32. Happy birthday - i am 43 too! Well turning 44 in June but for a while we are the same age. I love your boy's writing they are so neat and of course sweet. glad you had a great day. Mel xx

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  33. happy birthday. lovely post - love the boys gorgeous cards, thanks for sharing. xx

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  34. Happy Birthday I'm glad is was great
    Kind regards
    Karen

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  35. Happy B'day A-M, what gorgeous cards, I can't wait until I receive a card that my boys have actually written themselves rather than just sign.
    Cheers
    Engracia

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  36. Awwww...such adorable spirits captured in you special card!

    Happy Birthday!

    Ingrid x

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  37. Happy birthday. I've kept all my kids cards since they were tiny and every now and again I go and read through them and have a very emotional moment! Somehow their honesty just shines through. Sometimes I wished it hadn't shone through quite so much!!!!

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  38. just amazing - thanks for letting us peek into your private life - with your boys - and I love the comment "and you stick up for me too" - how cute is that, I hope my son writes me cards like this one day!

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  39. happy birthday! you've achieved so much this past year. good on you!!!!

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  40. oh, happy birthday! i always get a little weepy when i read their cards to you...

    such good men you're raising. i mean that. well done, you.

    xoxo.

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  41. Birthday Greetings for Ireland A-M,

    I REALLY appreciated your note on my blog this week...thanks x

    Don't really need to tell you to just "enjoy" do I!!!

    Best Wishes,
    Mrs C

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  42. i'm late, i'm late! - a very belated birthday to beautiful A-M. Hope it was a good one. xxxx

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  43. Another late South Aussie too A-M! Big hugs anyways for your birthday. Just do as I do these days & just reverse the numbers - that makes you a 34 year old chicky babe, sweeeeeeet!
    Millie ^_^

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  44. Adorable little boys! And happy happy birthday!!!

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  45. Belated Happy Birthday A-M, the cards are so cute.
    I thought i'll quickly pop in to wish you, sorry for not visiting lately, have just been terrible busy.

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  46. Apparently, we have a few things in common as I really like Michael Buble & I am 12 days older than you ( I celebrated my 43rd on Feb. 4th). I'm afraid that I didn't receive such cute cards from my kids for my birthday. As a gift to you, I'd be happy to send you some of our cold Chicago weather as bit of a break from the heat & humidity you're experiencing.

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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you. A-M xx