Sunday, December 5, 2010

The best gifts are not bought in stores

Today is my birthday and my boys got me the most fantastic gift! The gift that's perfect for both the giver and the receiver. It's inexpensive. It's always available if they are willing to do it. Everyone wants and needs it. Nobody every dreams of returning it. Ahhh, the gift of sleep!

Oliver slept till 830 today which is a rare event these days. Many days he's woken up by me trying to sneak back to bed after feeding Isaac around 6am. Sometimes we can get him to go back to sleep but more often than not, he's up for the day at that point. The mornings I successfully avoid the squeaks in the floor, he hardly ever sleeps past 730 anymore. And Isaac has slept through the odd night up to now but is usually up like clockwork from 5 to 6am. So for them to both have a really good sleep on the same night is such a treat!

While this was a super great present the best one I got was that my sister arrived today! She had the typical northern travel experience and had to spend last night in Iqaluit. Of course that was after having flown to Pang only to fly over and go back. It's great having her here and I look forward to spending the next 10 days having those great talks sisters have. The extra pair of hand with the kids will be nice too.

My first attempt at red velvet cake. It turned out pretty good.

Thanks to everyone who has sent wishes my way! Happy Birthday to me!


noinvitationrequired said...

Happy Birthday Morena!

Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

Happy Birthday!!

That cake looks amazing. And I am unbelievable jealous that your kids sleep. Gaaahhhh!!! When will it be my turn?