Wordless Wednesday: My Birthday / Mi Cumpleano

by Migdalia Rivera

Birthdays have changed for me as I’ve gotten older. A few years back I would have gone out with a group of friends, stayed out all night and come back home with barely enough time to change and get to work. Do you remember those days? It seems like only yesterday to me!

My latest birthday was different. I woke up, examined my grays, woke up the boys, examined my grays, got us dressed and did I forget to mention, examined my grays? I definitely felt older that morning, reminiscing and missing those earlier years. Yet as the day wore on, surrounded by all the people that make my life what it is today, I realized I didn’t miss those days as much as I had previously thought and I wouldn’t change my life as it is right now either!

What cinched it?

Three of my favorite men surprising me with a birthday song and these home baked cupcakes last night! Being the original fellows that they are, they wrote “Happy Berfday!” on the first set of cupcakes.


The cupcakes below say “We love you”



They may have been lopsided and the singing may have been off key but to me it felt like a gourmet meal presented on a silver platter in the middle of Radio City Music Hall.  

Nope, I wouldn’t change my life at all! 


Happy WW!


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About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

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1 Melanie @ Whimsical Creations December 2, 2009 at 9:04 am

Happy Birthday!!

Sounds like a wonderful people to spend your birthday with.

(This year I spent mine looking at the grey, too)

2 Julie@Momspective December 2, 2009 at 9:24 am

That looks great, I only wish i was there to celebrate and chomp one of those cupcakes with you!

3 fickleinpink December 2, 2009 at 9:35 am

that’s sweetest thing ever!
happy birthday!

Come visit my Wednesday if you have the time!
Life is beautiful!

4 Croneandbearit December 2, 2009 at 9:35 am

Feliz Cumpleanos sweetie! Love the cupcakes; that’s just adorable. All the best!

5 Yoly @ Cuponeando December 2, 2009 at 9:40 am

Happy Birthday! Those cupcakes look great. Glad to hear you had a great one :)

6 Mommy Kennedy December 2, 2009 at 9:49 am

Those are some adorable cupcakes!

I knew I liked you for some reason! I always did get along with people who have November “berfdays!”

Happy Birthday!

Stop by my Wordless Wednesday. We celebrated my daughter’s “berfday” too!

7 Dragonfly Lady December 2, 2009 at 10:01 am

Happy berfday, the cakes look wonderful!

8 Trish December 2, 2009 at 10:19 am

OMGosh what a wonderful Berday! I love it, you are one lucky lady ;)

9 Gabriel December 2, 2009 at 10:20 am

You are a very lucky lady!!! That’s about the cutest thing you can get for your birthday…

“Happy berfday” is just too good of a phrase to be used only once… I recommend you find ways to employ again!!!

Espero que hayas tenido un muy feliz cumpleaños!

10 Mateo December 2, 2009 at 10:51 am

I feel the same way, though those endless night of parting feel like yesterday, I look at my daily routine and waking up to my son who every morning lays on my back and hugs the hell out of me and realize that heading into my mid 30’s is great. To have your seven year old child say they won’t be able to go to school because they have to be home to celebrate your birthday is Priceless. Happy Birthday and WEPA

11 Tiaras December 2, 2009 at 11:14 am

nope I don’t think I would either

12 blueviolet December 2, 2009 at 11:38 am

I love that they did that!

13 Carolyn G December 2, 2009 at 11:46 am

Aww that is so super duper sweet!! Happy birthday mi amiga. Hope you have many more and hope the gray hairs stop coming but trust me, they don’t!! Abrazos

14 Robin from Israel December 2, 2009 at 11:57 am

Sounds like a perfect berfday. I wouldn’t go back to the old days for all the treasure in the world.

15 Kristi December 2, 2009 at 12:29 pm

It’s amazing how we tend to change with age and motherhood. Like you, I find that the little things make me happy. I don’t need a big, extravagant birthday party. I’m perfectly happy with a homemade birthday card from my kids, a homemade meal from my husband and the love of my family.
Hau’oli La Hanau (Hawaiian for Happy Birthday!)

Kristi, Hello…Is This On?

P.S. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. :)

16 Christina December 2, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Happy Birthday! I’m glad u enjoyed it with the boys! They did a great job on the cupcakes! They look yummy…=)

17 CatSynth December 2, 2009 at 12:48 pm

That’s very sweet :)
Happy Birthday.

18 parlinmom December 2, 2009 at 1:03 pm

Happy Birthday Ms. Latina
birthday events change and they become more special because of our children..

as for those grays…they show Character!!! I should know my character started showing when I hit 30ish…LOL

19 Ivette December 2, 2009 at 1:17 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY….. what a great way to celebrate your birthday….xoxoxoxoxoxoxo.

20 Run DMT December 2, 2009 at 1:57 pm

Sounds like a perfect birthday to me!

Gray? What gray? My best friend Clairol takes care of that for me! ;-)

21 NYCityMama December 2, 2009 at 2:39 pm

Aw, how cute! Happy Belated!!

22 Nik December 2, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Happy Birthday!!!

Hope you enjoy it to the fullest!!! xoxo

23 Isolated Existence December 2, 2009 at 2:46 pm

I don’t do Wordless Wednesday but wanted to wish you Happy Birthday. Great surprise! Is it today, your birthday? ;-)

24 Sukhmandir Kaur December 2, 2009 at 2:54 pm

That’s so SWEET! You are one lucky gal to have such loving guys in your family! You must be very good to them :) for them to be so thoughtful. Think of those greys as the badges of motherhood and wear them proudly !

25 Kelly Mullaney December 2, 2009 at 3:49 pm

That is the sweetest thing, I love it! Congratulations.
Feliz Cumpleaños!!

26 jai December 2, 2009 at 4:13 pm

Happy Birthday girl! Lots of December birthdays in the blogosphere. Hope you enjoy those cupcakes!

27 Vanessa S December 2, 2009 at 4:16 pm

Happy Birthday!!!

28 Katrina December 2, 2009 at 4:24 pm

Happy Birthday – or should I say berfday!

29 Cascia @ Healthy Moms December 2, 2009 at 4:32 pm

How sweet! I hope you have a wonderful Birthday.

30 sunnymama December 2, 2009 at 5:00 pm

Happy Berfday to you! Those cupcakes are just the sweetest thing and they look yummy. :)

31 Secret Mom Thoughts December 2, 2009 at 5:03 pm

Nice cupcakes. Things certainly change.

32 Alicia December 2, 2009 at 5:08 pm

You are blessed!! That is just so sweet!!!!

And yes..I do remember those days!!! Aren’t you glad those days are the past?

33 Alicia December 2, 2009 at 5:08 pm

Oh..and I forgot to say HAPPY BERFDAY PRETTY LADY!

34 James at December 2, 2009 at 6:50 pm

Happy Birthday!!!

35 Maya December 2, 2009 at 9:16 pm

Sounds like a wonderful birthday! :-) Feliz cumpleaños!!!

36 Tamara B. December 2, 2009 at 10:09 pm

Happy Birthday and may all of your wishes come true!

37 Muthering Heights December 2, 2009 at 11:08 pm

Happy birthday!!!!! :D

38 BK December 3, 2009 at 2:45 am

Happy Birthday!

Those would have to be the greatest and loveliest birthday presents. :)

39 Sabrina December 3, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Feliz Cumpleanos Chica, we have to celebrate…

Hope you had a great one!!!!

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