And that was all before my actual birthday! So today, Mae Mae and Pop were over for an excellent lunch in and leftover birthday cake (which was just as good today as yesterday). It was really, really nice to have birthday company for the afternoon, and they came bearing fabulous gifts as well! Then we all assembled for a birthday ichat with Mom, Dad and Ross and they got to see me open my presents from them which Mom had brought over before she left- which were excellent (thank you, thank you!), but I'd have gladly settled for nothing if it'd meant they could be here with me. Anyway, thanks to the ichat it was almost like they were here. They just didn't get any cake...which I really hate for their sake. It's amazing cake. And finally, Josh topped off the evening with a sesame chicken dinner from my favorite chinese restaurant...Magic China. Frazier, unaware it was my birthday, was unusually awake (which really wasn't a bad thing) and was a little more fussy today than usual (which is still ridculously little). But I did get a few of these... ...and I can think of no better gift.
In the end, it turned out 26 did have a feel. I felt very loved on my birthday this year...and I definitely feel different at 26. Not just because this year on my birthday I'm somebody's mom, but that's a big part of it. The best part of it, I suppose.
And had someone told me on my 25th birthday that this is how things would be on my 26th birthday...I'd never have believed them. Not for a minute in a million years.