We had so much fun for Ben's birthday, even if we were superlame and skipped our fancy schmancy dinner reservation to go suit shopping and to a chain steakhouse. And even though we spent Sunday with no water. And even though I got Ben wineglasses, wine, and a wine of the month club membership-- all gifts that I can SHARE.
Ben started his morning with some presents
We had a birthday breakfast at a coffee shop
Then Ben's parents came to town, and we went to a bakery for brunch
Jack flailed his way out of the picture
I wonder what he wished for
Ben loved his cake even tough it had whipped cream frosting. He prefers whipped cream to buttercream-- how sick and wrong is that?
Jack capped off lunch by trying to yank Ben's extra face off
Even though we were waterless on Sunday, Harry and Jack were giddy with the delight of actually playing outside after a long, long winter.
We watched these guys fix our water for quite some time Sunday night.
Monday morning, I went to get my crazy checked out, ad Ben accompanied Harry's class to the fire station. (Which? Dude. We have been switching off field trips this year, and Ben gets the cool ones.)
I love Harry's field trip listening face.
Monday night, we finally cooked the Lobster Gram Ben's parents sent him for his birthday. (another shareable gift-- WIN!)
Pretty, huh? And really, really delicious.
Today, after my Fashion FAIL of a day, Ben worked late, and I let the boys have a pizza picnic in front of a Batman DVD while I read Parenting and decompressed.
Ben, thankfully, came home right before Harry's bedtime, and I am here, melted into the couch blogging and eating mini Snickers ice cream bars. The perfect night.
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