The kids’ birthday was spent
not-so quietly at home.
I gave the kids the day off from school, declaring it a national holiday, so they slept in and then spent the day playing with their stacker cups, Wii, and UNO.
I gave the kids a choice of what they wanted for their birthday meal, and they decided on:
and Shannon made her famous homemade guacamole.
After dinner was over, we decided to do gifts before we brought out the cake.
Our gifts had a certain theme to them….. kind of a Discovery Channel theme.
Almost everything had to do with storm chasing or Mythbusters
After a few gifts were opened, the usual tissue paper wars began. (I usually try to stay out of these and hide behind the camera – it’s much safer that way)
Grandma R called right as they were about to open their gift from her…
While Joel was on the phone with Grandma, Daddy decided to give Shannon a history lesson… something about the presidents, I think?
His history lessons usually end up a bit hilarious and
greatly mildly twisted, which is why I’m the one who teaches history. 🙂
After the conversation with Grandma was over, there was still one more gift to open.
A “together” gift. Can you guess what it was???
Something I said I would never get for my kids… (Isn’t funny how our minds change?)
If you still can’t tell, I’ll give you a hint: They used it to call their grandmother back so she could join in on singing Happy Birthday after they blew out their candles.
Shannon had requested a Chocolate Turtle cake from the store, and Joel requested that I make him a French Silk Pie.
After Tim and the kids had devoured some pie and cake, I heard my son state that tomorrow should also be an observed national holiday and they should have the day off school again. He gave some rather interesting arguments, however I don’t think so!
Today it’s back to business as usual. (I hope. 🙂 )