Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy Birthday, Mommy!

This mommy had an absolutely wonderful 26th birthday yesterday! Yep, that's right, 26, which my sister pointed out is closer to 30 than it is 20 (this coming from someone who actually did turn 30 last month).

Luke made pancakes for breakfast, came home to have lunch with us, AND took me out to dinner! He also made me this beautiful cookie cake completely from scratch (he even made Grandma Burgin's icing!).

Luke and Anna Kate also did a GREAT job picking out gifts for me! Luke got me an awesome set of stainless steel pots and pans that I am super excited about! And Anna Kate got me the pizza pan (pictured above) that Luke used to make the cookie cake...oh and she took two great naps yesterday (which she hasn't done in the past few days because of the cough/cold she's trying to shake), so that was gift enough! And she signed her own birthday card for me! It says "Happy Birthday, Mom! Dad and I went in on a gift together." And then she signed it over on the left page!

We had some wonderful friends who were willing to keep Anna Kate for us while we went out to dinner and then we went back to their house and enjoyed the cookie cake with them. I meant to get a picture of Anna Kate with her great babysitters, but forgot...sorry!

Here is a picture of Luke and I though when we got home from our date night =)

I felt so loved by so many people yesterday, so to all who called, sent cards/gifts, e-mailed, posted on my facebook wall, etc., THANK YOU!

Now it's time to start the preparations for the next's in 3 days!


  1. Happy Birthday, Patty!!! Looks like you had a fabulous day, and I can't believe AK is almost 1!

  2. Oh, the age comment. Misery loves company that's all :). You look cute on your birthday!!!