05 February 2009

Triple Crown

Today is a very special day for three people in my life.
My Mother becomes a better friend and confidant each year. She is so vibrant, and full of life! I miss that we live so very far apart. This has always been a special day for us to celebrate her. I can still remember a rare time when my grandparents came to visit us, and it was for my Mom's birthday. At the time she was actively decorating cakes. I remember feeling very impressed, but a little sad that she had to decorate her own cake. It was beautiful, with yellow frosted roses all around it.

I started dating hubby over the holidays. One of our first 'solo' dates was in early February. He wanted to go to Denny's. We we're in college, and it was a common hang out so it did not seem anything out of the ordinary. Then when the check came he took out his license, gave it to the waitress, and said it was his birthday. (Denny's did free birthday meals at the time -maybe they still do??- and I did not know at the time, but my parsimonious Yankee hubby will never pass up a freebie!

This was an adjustment for my Mother to have to share her birthday! She was too funny about it. She was a good sport, though. Art thought it was pretty cool.
Then it happened. With my brother's third child. My sil wasn't due for nearly a month, but on February 5th my charming little nephew J made his debut!
That is three birthday's on February fifth in a family of nine (at the time)!
It has been a celebration ever since!
So happy happy happy birthday to three people I love dearly!

7 comments:

Renna said...

what a sweet and celebratory post for those you love, Shannon! :-)

nikkicrumpet said...

Happy Birthday to your special three!! What a fun month for the family.

Uncivil said...

Happy belated Triple Birthday's! Something about February the 5th that makes me want to crack the seal on my "fifth" of Evan Williams!

Lisa said...

I think this is great. I've always wanted someone special to share my birthday with. What a fun post, thanks for sharing!! Tell my fellow aquarians "Happy Birthday!"

Sue said...

ISN'T THAT COOL WHEN PEOPLE IN THE SAME FAMILY SHARES A BIRTHDAY. MY DAUGHTER WAS BORN ON MY 25TH. BIRTHDAY IN THE SAME HOSPITAL AND ONLY 3 MINUTES APART....HER NEICE WAS ALSO BORN ON THE SAME DAY. AND MY GRANDMOTHER HAD TWO OF HER SONS BORN ON MY GRANDFATHERS BIRTHDAY...AND I GUESS IT'S A MOM THING...I BAKE MY OWN CAKE ALSO..HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THEM ALL!!

EXSENO said...

To have three birthday's in the same family is very unusual. I don't believe I know anyone else with that kind of a record.

Do they all get together and make it a triple birthday party. Would be kind of fun.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Happy Birthday to the whole bunch!