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.


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.


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

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