Friday, April 22, 2016


I turned 40 today. Forty. Yikes. 

Still not sure how I feel about that. It is better than the alternative though, so I guess I won't complain.

Plus, I do get to do something pretty special for my birthday. I get to be on stage with my two oldest and watch them perform lead roles in The Lion King. That is a pretty fantastic way to spend a birthday!

I remember years ago when I figured out that my 40 birthday would fall on a Friday. I was very excited because I thought maybe I could have a party or go away for the weekend or even just have a nice night out with the hubby at a fancy restaurant. Well, that is definitely not happening. But this probably tops them all.  
 Being in so many plays and musicals over the years I always hoped my kids would have a love and respect for the arts. And they certainly do. I only wish my two little ones could get up on stage with us as well. Until they are a little older they will settle for helping paint the set and handing out programs.
I am so proud of them and all the hard work they have put into the show while maintaining their good grades at the same time. It hasn't been easy. Our schedule has been nuts. This week our rehearsals have run from 6 until 10 every night and this weekend will be even crazier. But it will all be worth it. 
Watching Tommy leave the stage as Young Simba and Joey enter as Adult Simba always makes me teary. What an experience. And what a birthday!

Side note: One of the funniest birthday cards I've ever gotten. Created by my youngest son, Ben. I think he has a future in greeting cards.

Apparently my being 40 is as funny as a deer farting on a bunny.  Who knew?  HAHAHA!


Mom24 said...

Happy birthday! Hope you have a wonderful time.

Kat said...

Thank you, Mom24! (I was just gonna write your real name and then realized you may not want that on blogger. ;)

betty said...

Happy birthday! How fun to be celebrating it the way you are!! Break a leg!!


Tabor said...

What a special day. So glad you are doing this with your kids. They will remember this forever and that is far more important than reaching a decade threshold. Wish I was 40!!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

What a fun way to celebrate your birthday. Have a happy one--it's a great decade of life!

Elaine Alguire said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate! Happy Birthday to you. You don't look a day over 30!

Bijoux said...

LOL on that card.........I thought it looked suspiciously like gas coming out of that animal, so I'm glad you confirmed it! Hahaha.....,,

Welp, I wish I was only turning 40, I'll tell you that much! Happy, happy birthday! XO

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

Happy happy birthday! The show and costumes look amazing!

Blogoratti said...

Here's wishing you many more reasons to celebrate. Happy Birthday wishes!

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