Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Birthdays and a Safari

Yesterday was Brian's birthday. They boys and I made spaghetti for dinner and then a big chocolate fudge cake with cream cheese icing. Nathan and Brandon decorated it with a million sprinkles, a few for the cake and a handful for them. Can you say sugar rush? Even though Brian had to work on his birthday he did get to come home early. This was a huge surprise for us. Around 7pm he came walking in the door and the boys just about blew a gasket. Nathan and Brandon went running to him, screaming "daddy daddy!" and showered him in hugs and kisses. Brandon never gets to see daddy come home at night since he is in bed, so this was extra special for him. He wouldn't let Brian out of his sight. They all snuggled on the couch, ate chocolate cake and played until bedtime. A simple night but loaded with love.
Tonight Nathan and I have been getting ready for a Safari. Tomorrow night at his school they are having a Silly Safari Literacy Night. Nathan has been looking forward to this ever since they told him a few weeks ago. Since he has been so excited about this I figured we could start the fun a little early. Today we have decorated the kitchen to look like a jungle. We have vines, wild animals, palm trees, the whole nine yards! Tomorrow after school we are going to have dinner in our jungle with my parents. We are having Safari soup (veggie soup), Parana bites (popcorn shrimp), jungle juice (mango juice) and monkey pudding (banana pudding). Then it will be off to school for even more fun. They are having a story teller, scavenger hunt, a snack and some other stuff for the kids. I've been looking forward to school events for the past five years. I don't know who is more happy about all of this stuff, Nathan or me!

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