I'm Still Alive! And I Got Roses!

 I'm 38 and half ...and one day. 
We celebrate half birthdays in this house, because we are super awesome like that! 

Marcus got me some pretty roses.
Katie kept calling them "Rosas"! Clearly the girl has been to too many Taco Tuesdays! 
 And I got a cute card AND a Hobby Lobby gift card!
 I think I will buy some Christmas decorations, because my attic floor isn't sagging enough! 

Marcus had to work yesterday. Boo. I guess half birthdays aren't a legit reason to take the day off? He was off today, so his mom babysat and we went to lunch and ran some errands. It was a fun day.

Tonight he took Katie for a walk while I got to sit on the couch, BY MYSELF, and NOT watch cartoons! 

Then I heard lots of yelling outside, but it was happy yelling. More like squealing.
 Katie was flying high in her swing!
 Dads aren't afraid to push too hard!

My grandma always used to give me something for my sister's birthday and my sister something for my birthday and say it was for our "half birthdays." It was kind of true because our birthdays are 6 months apart. (3 years and 6 months. Guess who's younger!) Although I think she would have done it anyway! 

Marcus was made aware of this tradition when we were dating and it has continued for the past 15 years! I married well!

So last week was my sister's real birthday! 
We just had pizza and cake at my house. We had just gotten back from the beach a few day s before and nobody felt like doing much. Vacations will wear you out!

 Kelly with her kids and Katie:

I know lots of people might not want to celebrate being 38 and a half, or 42 cough cough. You get older whether you celebrate it or not, so eat some cake, get some roses! Getting older is a privilege. Don't complain about it!

I will admit I do find it annoying that I have to buy more Clairol Root Touch up than I did 10 years ago, but that's a small price to pay for being alive, right?


Jennie said...

Happy half birthday!!!! Glad you had a fun day!

Kimberley said...

such a fun tradition! I seriously could not find Katie in one of those photos! ha! then I finally saw a tiny pink dot! :)) i'm all about the birthdays, bring on (for me) 38!

Giggles said...

Happy, happy, happy 1/2 birthday!!!