Tuesday, August 19, 2008

My birthday

Yesterday was my birthday. Will and I didn't even really remember that until Sunday, but he still did a great job of making my day very special. . . even on short notice.

The special breakfast Will made for me
(The white sticks are asparagus!)

We all went to the beach together.
This is my birthday cake.

Fun with Papa
Believe it or not, this is the first time he's gone swimming all summer! I take the children all the time, but usually without Will. He swam so much that he wore himself out. I was laughing at him all the rest of the evening, because he was so tired.

And we got ice cream!
I think I told them a month ago that we would have ice cream on my birthday. They certainly hadn't forgotten that.

When we got home, some of the youth from church were waiting for us, with a cake, flowers, and a present. Will had planned to put our children to bed and fix a nice dinner for us. Instead, we had a great time of fellowship with friends. So, it turned out that my birthday dinner was ice cream, with cake for dessert. But now we get to have a special dinner tonight.


Mom said...

I greatly appreciate those who made your day special (particularly Will)....

If you can tell us the names of the youth in the photo, we can begin connecting Ukrainian names and faces.

Enjoy your special dinner...

Anonymous said...

Hi, Phyllis! How nice! I love that you all had a special day at the "beach" and that you had such a delegation of friends awaiting your return!! What a blessed thing! Hope you had that special dinner tonight!! Love you all! Baba Julie

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!! Looks like everyone wanted to make your day special.

Laura T. :)

Mimi said...

Happy Birthday and Many Years!

Mamasphere said...

Happy Birthday!

Your day sounded absolutley perfect. Sometimes the best days are the ones we don't expect.

Phyllis said...

Mom, the names are Sasha S. (girl), me, Larisa, Lena, Vitya (Larisa's husband), Yana (husband--Taras--was at work), Sasha K. (boy).

Anonymous said...

What a day!! I love the picture of Asya with her pacifier clipped to her little sun hat. =-) Anna