Friday, January 6, 2012

five things friday

Today is my birthday. Thirty-three. Yikes! I am not weirded out by getting older I just don't know where the time has gone. The years are flying by and I would give anything to slow it down!


My dear mother celebrates her birthday tomorrow. I have always liked sharing a birthday with my mom. Someday when I am rich I am going to take us on some fancy trip, just the two of us, to celebrate our birthdays. But I'm not rich yet so she is getting a tote bag, just like the rest of my family and friends. And it's not even done (let alone mailed across the country) so it will be late, just like the totes for the rest of my family and friends. Wah-wah. At least I am consistent! Happy birthday, Mom!


I bought some cute second hand ballet flats for Sutton. She loves them but the elastic strap across the top of the shoe was digging in, so I cut them off. As I was tossing the cut-off elastic into the trash can Sutton said, "No, Mom! I can use those for something!" My little repurposing heart almost exploded with pride!


Yesterday Liam said his first ever swear word. The D word. Exact quote, "I wish I didn't have so much d**n homework." (That kid seriously hates doing homework) It took all I had to not laugh out loud. I'm not proud of that but I am proud of the fact that he got to the age of eight (and a half!) before saying a swear! We had a little talk about bad words and being frustrated. A good reminder for me too because even though I do my best to not swear in front of the kids, you better believe I am thinking or saw bad words under my breath!


I am really late in hearing this news but Pantone's 2012 color of the year is Tangerine Tango! That is the exact shade of orange as my bookcase. Who knew I was so trendy? Not me!


Jenn(ifer) said...

Alles Gute zum Geburtstag - Happy Birthday!

S said...

Awww,happy birthday! On the swear word front - I unfortunately cannot contain my "dammits" while driving so my son said that word pretty early. My husband teases me about this because I am so strict about those things and he knows if it was him he'd be in hot water! Congrats on Liam getting to 8.5! love the orange bookcase btw. Have a fun filled day today.

jen said...

my kids are in trouble as far as swearing goes. i am pretty good around other people's kids and in their homes, but get me comfortable and jon and i have some pretty colorful language.
happy birthday! my mom's bday is the day before mine and i have always loved it. i like the idea of taking her on a trip one of these days. maybe in 2015 when she turns 60...
have a great day today!!

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday! I turn 33 this year as well. :)

Kalleen at Second Street said...

Happy Birthday Erin!!! Many Happy returns!

We need to chat about our boys. I got a fun phone call today about something my sweet Grayson said at school yesterday.

Emily said...

Happy birthday!! :)

chris said...

Happy Birthday, friend! Such a spring chicken! Hoping you have a fabulous day. You also share it with my oldest son, who turns 11 today. :) Wishing you a new year full of great thrift finds, beautiful fabric, and a happy home.

Kathy said...

Happy, happy Birthday!!! RE: swearing. My hubby and I tend to be potty mouths. Gratefully the kids didn't swear - that is until the youngest came along. He won't swear outright, he'll tell a long winding story about a "bad kid" in his class who swore. For example he'll say "Billy said "d" but I would never say "d" because "d" is a very bad word and kids should never say "d". Clever stinker!

Kelly said...

Liam gets his swearing from your Mom. Believe me, I know.

sarah said...

Sorry I'm late - Happy Birthday!!

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