yesterday i arrived at playgroup (late, oops) to find it had been transformed into a surprise 30th birthday party for me! the wonderful (and sneaky) mamas from my group planned a whole party, complete with decorations, tons of food, a yummy cake, and champagne, all without my having any clue. i say it all the time, but i can't believe how lucky i am to have found this group of moms. i told them yesterday that knowing them helps me to be a better mama, and i can't imagine anything better than that. i honestly can't picture what being a mom without this kind of daily instrumental and emotional support would be like. anyway, i could go on and on, but i'll restrain myself. my first ever surprise party... i just had to share.