Before 7am, I had already been wished a Happy Birthday by six people and had enjoyed a sleepy Happy Birthday rendition over the phone by my sweet parents.....and I hadn't even left the house yet.
When I arrived at school, I was greeted with several birthday cards and some adorable happy birthday wishes from my kindergarten cuties.
By 8:30, I had a my favorite cake delivered to my classroom that my Mom had made for me. Mom and Daddy delivered it themselves to my classroom so that I could enjoy it anytime during the day that I wanted. It was such a sweet surprise.
At 10 am, I went to the lunchroom with my class and was rewarded by my precious coworkers with the dreamiest chocolate and caramel cake you could imagine. I lapped it up for dessert and had to refrain from licking the plate.
This homemade cake makes even a school lunchroom seem like a fine dining experience.
I somehow managed to ignore the chocolate cake from my Mom sitting on my desk in my classroom for most of the rest of the day.
Until about 2:00.
My class had laid down on their mats for a quick rest time. The lights were off. Music was playing softly. The cake was calling me like a siren singing her love song.
I cut into the cake and the chocolate oozed out of the center.
For the second time in a day, I was eating a piece of chocolate cake.
After my second chocolate fix, I was satisfied and high on sugar.
The boys and I headed home and tackled homework.
With homework complete, the little boys decided they wanted to paint a picture for me for my birthday gift.
They set up the paints and got canvanses and started to create my birthday surprise.
They put a lot of thought and time into creating these paintings. Saywer's painting is of "The Badlands", which is one of our favorite National Parks. Carter painted a jungle, which he hopes to visit someday as a family. They both wanted to paint something from nature, because they know how much I love it.
I sat in my favorite, overstuffed chair and admired their art.
It was the perfect opportunity to prop my feet up and.....
Have some more cake.