This week is birthday week at our house. My birthday is on the 13th, Valentine’s day is on the 14th, and my daughter turns four on the 16th.
This year birthday week will involve a gift for my daughter and I each day of the week leading up to her birthday and small birthday party on Saturday.
Our gifts will be books on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Thursday is Valentines Day and we’ll be getting something else and my husband gets a small surprise too.
Saturday my daughter will get her big gift from my husband and I for the year and we’ll have her cake with her grandparents who will also bring her gifts.
My daughter’s big wishlist this year was for big girl legos (not duplo) and barbie gear for her barbies she got for Christmas.
My wishlist was all books and planner stickers.
Luckily I shop way in advance for everything so I already had all of the gifts for the week ordered before my husband’s hospital stay and diagnosis. The only thing I don’t have is a ‘big’ gift for me. I don’t really need anything though and we can’t afford anything at this point so I may or may not pick something up.
I do all of the shopping for all holidays. I wrap all the gifts too, even my own. I love the shopping and wrapping though so it’s not a big deal to me.
Besides a gift each day the birthday girl gets to choose all the meals for her big day. Currently my daughter only happily eats plain white toast and chicken nuggets shaped like dinosaurs. I don’t think my parents or in laws will happily eat those for lunch on Saturday though.
The big thing right now is to make as many memories and to take as many photos as we can and to just enjoy our time as a family for as long as we can.
How do you celebrate birthdays? Is your birthday close to anyone else in your family?