Monday, March 14, 2011

Much Love Monday {and a birthday recap}

It's Monday again and I feel like hell! I'm not sure if it's just that I'm not adjusting very well to daylight savings time and had the most horrible sleep, or if I'm coming down with something. But I feel achy and tired, and my head is pounding. Every time I cough it hurts a little bit more, so I'm trying hard not to cough. Ugh. Anyway, there are far more things to be happy about than unhappy {this too shall pass, right?}, so... on with the Much Love Monday!

This Monday I'm loving:
  • watching Sawyer and his cousin put together puzzles all on their own {they are so proud of themselves!}
  • catching up on season 1 of Parenthood... I love it!
  • the daffodils that are popping up all over our garden
  • hot tea with honey {from France}
  • that extra hour of daylight in the evening, even if it's messed me up for the moment
  • making plans to meet a blogging friend this summer
  • that there's just one more week of school until spring break!
  • all the photos from Dylan's 6th birthday last week
Here are a few:

Early in the morning, opening presents in his birthday crown! Each one was hidden somewhere in the house and he had to read and follow a little rhyming poem clue to find it. So. Much. Fun.

Birthday breakfast with a 6-shaped sparkler

Chatting to auntie Wendy while finishing up decorating the cake

Birthday boy goes 3D

My masterpiece

A cuddle with Mum at the end of an exciting day

I took a few ibuprofen tablets before I started writing this, and I'm pleased to report that they're doing the trick. I think I'm starting to feel better. I definitely love that!

What are you loving this Monday? 
Erin xo

PS: You can like Pughs' News on Facebook now, if you're into that sort of thing.


  1. That cake looks fab! and love the sparkler :)

  2. I hope you feel better soon my friend.
    That cake is most definitely a masterpiece....I love it!
    Looks like Dylan had a wonderful birthday.
    Happy Monday. ! week till break for you...ours already started today and it lasts 2 weeks here!

  3. I bow to your cake-greatness!!!! You are indeed teh master :)

    I forgot to mention the flowers popping up in my garden in my gratitude list today - thanks for the reminder of this simple joy!


  4. Hope you continue to improve, I like the fact that you overcame your bug to bring us this cheery post. Your cake is awesome!

  5. That cake? Amazing!

    The birthday boy? So cute!

    His mom? Fabulous! XOXO!

  6. Oh man, I do believe you are supermom! A birthday treasure hunt sounds like so much fun, and that cake? AMAZING.

  7. Your cake is adorable ;) What a fun birthday!!

  8. The birthday boy's smile in his birthday crown is just absolutely adorable! Makes my day! :)

    You are such an amazing mom! What a fun treasure hunt and breakfast complete with sparkler to start his special day off right!

    That cake - OMG Erin! You are truly an artist! It's beautiful! I loooved dinosaurs growing up.

    So glad your little boy had an amazing birthday!! And I'm just as glad that you started feeling better as you wrote this post :)

  9. I'm sorry to hear you're not feeling well! I've kinda been in the same boat all day. Maybe I just need a good night's sleep.

    And this birthday! Erin, you outdid yourself. Can we throw an un-birthday party for your boys when I come visit? That would just be so much fun.

  10. awww, dylan is adorable! happy birthday!

    your cake looks delish and i'm so glad your headache started to dissipate as you wrote your fabulous post!

  11. That is one impressive dinosaur cake!

    I'm a fan on Facebook now! :)


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