birthdays at our place always mean the kitchen is decorated-bombed with balloons and streamers and when family from the city arrive, birthdays also mean lots of fire making by all the fire lovers in the family. there's also usually a full or near full beautiful moon shining over us.
i hope being 40 is going to be as fun and love-filled as turning 40 has been.
and now we have a public holiday long weekend. thank goodness!