Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Birthday in Beijing

I turned 34 yesterday. There was much less fanfare than the last birthday our family celebrated here. For the most part, it was a normal day in China, but we ended the day with a nice dinner and dessert. Magnolia very proudly kept these birthday candles a secret until they were presented.

My highlight was also my favorite present, enthusiastically handed to me by Magnolia as I walked in the door after work. Brian had suggested she make me a card a few days earlier. But on the day, unprompted, she found our Dr. Seuss Happy Birthday to You! book to copy the words and added a cake. 
A Birthday Card from Magnolia

Happy Birthday to Me!


Anonymous said...

Amazing and wonderful! A mama loves this kind of gift more than any other.


theRachel said...

A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, Shannon!