Kevin had his 36th birthday on Wednesday, which meant that we are finally the same age. He loves the fact that I am five months older than him, because no matter what, he is never really as old as I am, and according to him, I am ancient :).
Kevin doesn't particularly love his birthday (which is the complete opposite of me), and would rather not celebrate. That said, there had better be cake or he will never forgive me. This year, he wanted his favorite, Eclair Cake. That meant that I had to be on the ball enough to have it made the day before, because it has to set. It turned out great, and then was one less thing we had to get done on his birthday.
For his birthday dinner, we were going to Tucanos for his free meal - and because it is delicious! He was running late at work, and so we went to the restaurant to meet him. He was still running late, and so I got us a reservation, and then took the kids to find something to do for 30+ minutes while we waited.
Luckily, right in the same parking lot, was a little grassy area and park. and a little bit further away, was a fountain. The kids all thought it looked awesome!
I held Lily and Derek back, but since I had brought Arthur's pajamas in the car, I let him go to town getting wet. And get wet he did! He was soaked!! Oh, but he had a blast :).
I wrung out Arthur's clothes the best I could, and then we played at the little park. He kept trying to escape back to the fountain, but since Kevin was going to arrive any minute, I wouldn't let him. The kids had a great time playing, and I was so grateful for that park. How many other restaurants would have had something like that next door? Not many.
When Kevin arrived, it was time to eat meat :). The kids were in heaven, and Lily was especially fun to watch. I am not sure where she put it all, but she sure ate a lot of meat. And Arthur enjoyed everything, but ate mostly olives and green beans :).
We were so full by the time dinner was over, and so it was good that we had the drive home to let our food settle so we had room for dessert.
The Happy Birthday candles I thought were so great, turned out to be almost impossible to light, but luckily we got them lit and Kevin blew them out before too much wax got on the cake :).
Arthur especially loved the candles and the cake. He kept saying "more happy" - meaning, "feed me more of that cake!"
Lily and Derek were so excited about the gifts they picked out for their dad. Derek gave Kevin a Legend of Zelda guide, and Lily gave him "The Muppets Most Wanted" movie :).
It was a great night together as a family, and just the kind of celebration Kevin loves - low key and just family. I am so grateful that he was born! I couldn't imagine my life without him. Happy Birthday Kevin!! And hey, you are finally almost as old as me ;).