The Trips are three today, and I can't believe how fast the past 3 years have flown by. You always have parents tell you, "Enjoy the time, because before you know it, you'll turn around and they'll be stealing money from your wallet to buy a 40 ounce from the local loser who graduated a few years ahead of everyone but hangs around to provide alcohol to the kids still in high school," and it is so true. Or not. Maybe they just said "you'll turn around and they'll be 10," and I heard it differently. What IS true is that this time 3 years ago I was just ending a 2.5 month stint on hospital bed rest, or as I like to refer to it, "crazy time."
What is REALLY scary is how old I'll be in 7 more years. Let's not even utter the number here, but suffice it to say I will have to subscribe to More magazine, instead of hiding it inside a copy of Nylon to read at the hairdresser (I have to say - More has the BEST recipes - but don't take my word for it, check a few of them here, and here for your damn self).
Yes, I know they're both cookie recipes, but they're COOKIES FOR GROWN-UPS. They are amazing effing cookies. And if you scroll through on that first link you'll eventually get to the Salted Caramel Cookies, which I have yet to make, but I'm pretty sure they're da bomb. Trust.
So back to the birthday celebration...we celebrated yesterday with just my parents and grandma. I had decided a few weeks ago that since this may be the last time we can get away with having a small birthday party instead of a lavish $40,000 affair on the back lawn with croquet, fancy hats, finger sandwiches and a surprise Maltese puppy (thanks Taylor from Real Housewives of wherever for the idea), that we were just going to do it easy and minimal.
Pizza, cupcakes, and presents. And really, the presents were kind of minimal too, because their big gift is a wooden swing set which I have yet to purchase.
Cut me some slack, people! I've been recouping from surgery! Don't worry - they'll get their swing set, complete with fort, climbing wall, and sandbox.
Enough of that. Happy birthday to my three little birds.
To Gavie Doodle - My monkey who can look you in the eye with the sweetest grin while knocking off a convenience store at the same time.
Shoes: J Simp Dany's
Bag: Old Navy
Rings, Bracelet: F21