Sunday, May 9, 2010

Celebrating in Calgary

Today is Mother's Day and A's birthday.

I can hardly believe that 10 years ago she made me a mother. That went by fast!

A's favorite part of her birthday is that she shares it with her cousin E. E was actually born the day before A, but S#2 was living in Thailand at the time and they were 12 hours ahead of Dallas time. E was born around 3:00 in the morning on May 9th in Thailand, which was 3:00 in the afternoon on May 8th in Dallas. A was born 24 hours later around 3:00 in the afternoon May 9th in Dallas. They were actually due a few weeks apart, A was a week late, E was early and they now share their birthday. They love being twin cousins.

A week or so ago, S#2 sent an email because there was a super saver fare on AA from DFW to Calgary. She said I should come up. I replied that I couldn't come because it was A's birthday and I couldn't skip that. S#2 had actually forgotten that it was the girls' birthday and said I should bring A up to surprise E. And that's what we did.

Yesterday we flew to Calgary. S#2 told E that her dad was sending a package on the plane from Dallas. She had a huge look of shock when we walked out the door, jumped over a wall and gave A a huge bear hug.

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Today we spent Mother's Day/the birthday by eating breakfast in bed (cereal, toast & strawberries made by A & E & M), a trip to the farmer's market, attending E's soccer game (she scored a goal!), eating chicken and dumplings (S#2 rocks when it comes to making dumplings. DH should be jealous, way better than mine!) and then had chocolate chip cake for the birthday girls.

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We're staying until Tuesday afternoon. I'm sure the rest of the visit will be just as fun.

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