It’s said that growing old is mandatory. But I say, growing up is optional. This year we kept my birthday short and sweet — pizza pie and birthday cake. I suppose the bigger the milestone, the more and more I’m wanting to downplay the obvious. But Gage and Beckam did wish me Happy Birthday at least 10x each hour and gave me ‘loves’ (our word for snuggles, hugs, kisses, etc) all day long up until the moment I fell asleep. And you know what, that’s the best birthday wish any Mama could ask for!