Yesterday was much better, just as planned. Lots of fasting and praying for patience may have had something to do with it. Anyway, I am grateful.
On the dinner menu for Banks' birthday:
Cesar Salad with homemade garlic croutons
Chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting and peanut butter cup filling
He was very happy.
He got to open lovely cards (with moola!), 2 books, and a tee-pee made by me. I was very happy that we avoided going crazy on toys, and he was just happy to open something.
He's getting to be such a funny kid. The night before his birthday we were trying to get him all excited for it and he just kept yelling, "No! No Birthday!" He didn't really "get" the whole birthday thing for most of the day. The thing that finally convinced him that birthdays are cool was when we showed him the sweetest video his cousins sent of them singing "Happy Birthday." After watching it a few dozen times in a row, he walked around the house singing, "Happy you-yoooooou." Which we should have got on video, but didn't. I'll have to see if we can recreate it.
Lastly, my favorite story of the week from Banks:
On Friday we left our kids with some friends so we could go out. They have a little boy only a day older than Banks (which makes for some pretty hilarious encounters on both sides) so when we picked the boys up Ben asked Banks if he had played with the boy. Banks replied without delay, "No. Mean!" hahahhahahaha Which really says nothing about the boy (he is adorable), as they are equally feisty to each other, but we thought it was pretty funny. Happy 2nd, little sweetie. We love you, and we are still in love with your crazy dimple chin.
Ps. These photos are horrible quality. Anybody have thoughts on this? Sometimes my photos convert so strangely from RAW to internet jpg. Somebody help me!
Monday, March 30, 2009
Posted by Carrie at 11:24 AM