Well, not as exciting maybe, but just as eventful to us – today was Erik’s birthday. I tried to take the kiddos to Erik’s favorite restaurant. But since Erik always got bored with things, there’s no real restaurant that stood out as THE ONE. So it ended up being a toss up between Wallaby’s (brisket, pulled pork & mashed potatoes) or Taco Bell. Taco Bell is definatly a long-running favorite of Erik’s, but Wallaby’s tastes just a little better. So I let the boys decide. Milo said he didn’t want food, Mason said he loves Wallaby’s. Easy decision with no fighting – excellent. So we ate lunch there then I took them to pick out a balloon to take to the cemetary. The boys get kinda bored just looking at grass and giant rocks with writing on them, so I figured taking a balloon would add a little excitement to the trip. Mason picked out a Happy Birthday balloon with Lightening McQueen and Mater; Milo’s had Elmo on it. And even though Erik was never the guy who liked flowers as gifts, I took him some anyway. Mason, the big kid, tied his and Milo’s balloons – then they both proceeded to try to jump over the strings while the balloons blew around. Typical monkeys.
Later in evening I attended a BBQ that some of my old co-workers did as a fundraiser for our family. It was a great turnout and a lot of fun – they had food and live music. It is still amazing to me at all the people involved, that want to help out, that I don’t even know. There are just so many nice people in the world, and I feel so fortunate to know so many of them. So thank you to everyone who planned and helped out tonight – and everyone who showed up to hang out!