The day went on, we went to church and came back home. I became suspicious when my sister went to the store and didn't invite me, and even more suspicious when she called the kids into one room and sent me off on a "secret mission"... The day, surprisingly went on as normal. We played Monopoly and Bingo, watched a movie, and ate popcorn. At some point, I forgot about the cake she back and 'put away'.
Around 7 pm, she called everyone together for me to take a group photo, you know, because I'm the photographer in the family. When I told the crowd to smile and say Cheese, they sang Happy Birthday. I almost cried. Then they gave me a card and a balloon and went on to tell me how much running around they had to do to get the things they needed! It was really funny.
I was so pleased with the day. I have great friends that I could have partied with and had fun. But this, hands down, was the best way I could have spent my birthday. surrounded by family (also known as my best friends) and love and good cake... CHOCOLATE cake at that! Nom nom!