Yesterday was Budman's birthday. The boys all gathered at the bottom of the stairs first thing in the morning, waiting for Dad to come down so that they could tell him Happy Birthday.
In the car on the way to work, I couldn't wait and gave him his new Budweiser ball cap. (Not his real present, but since I ordered it online, and it wasn't here yet, I figured I better not come empty-handed.) For lunch, my king requested Chipotle and, since I had the car, I ran and picked it up and brought it to him at work. Is there nothing I won't do for that man? :-)
We stopped off after work, so he could have a birthday beer (and a martini for me!) and then home. For dinner, he had requested his Favorite Hot wings. When we walked into the house, all the rooms were dark. Suddenly, the boys and Grandparents were jumping out from everywhere to surprise him! Monkey and Possum had everything worked out. Possum was upstairs looking out the window with one walkie-talkie, and Monkey was downstairs ready to have everyone hide at Possum's signal. They were even using Morse code! (I have the weirdest kids...)
Anyway, dinner, angel food cake and more presents, and then Budman uttered the words that I SO love to hear him say: "This was the best birthday I've ever had". It is my lifelong goal to hear him say those words every single year on his birthday.
It was a great day.
Here are a few Interesting posts/sites that I wanted to make note of:
Blood Drive Contest
Manic Mom has a terrific post about giving blood, and a contest to go along with it. I encourage you to give her a read, and donate blood often.
And I just found this site this morning, but it's officially become my new favorite. I've just spent about 45 minutes looking through the photos (and laughing as quietly as possible) instead of working. OOPS!
Melody at Pennies in My Pocket is having a couple of giveaway contests right now - You don't want to miss them!