One of my most favorite people turned 10 yesterday.
Enough of the Hallmark sentiment....
Let's get on with the agenda for the day:
1) Revenue Office. It is possible that I have been driving around for a month with expired car tags, but if you ask me about it I will deny it. I will tell you that the only reason that I stopped in the Revenue Office yesterday morning was to visit with the ever-so-friendly ladies that work in there.
2) Collected a gaggle of peeps to come with us. Praise Florida, I had reinforcements. I am forever indebted to Jen for taking on that crazy crew with me. Oy.
3) Chic-Fil-A. Where I was "My pleasure"-ed twice. Love it.
4) Tour of Various Parking Lots and Parking Garages in the Downtown Little Rock Area. Where we realized that the real entertainment for the children was in a parking garage. Why did I even plan anything else for the day?
5) Museum of Discovery. For the love of our now 10 year old science nerd.
Inside Alice and Wonderland's hall of doors.
I'm sure they're learning something smarty here. Just looked like a fancy version of air hockey to me.
Again...I'm sure it's smarty and that they learned some great piece of physics. Just looked like a carnival game to me.
Keaton did trap Ms. Jennifer in the dentist chair though. That's always good clean fun.
After exhausting every exhibit of its funness, we raided the gift shop. And we walked away with
the most expensive crap some fabulous souvenirs.
6) 4Square. Where I consumed the most delicious fragment of milkshake heaven I've ever indulged in. Where I also forgot to take pictures, because I was experiencing Mint Chocolate Chip nirvana.
7) Back to the Parking Garage. Squeal.
8) Shopping. For the maintenance of sanity for the adults trapped in the moving vehicle with the little people. At least that was the plan. Turns out that the shopping with the little people was the source of my still-hanging-on-Alaskan-sized headache.
9) The depositing of the gaggle of gigglers back to their respective homeplaces.
10) Home. Phew.
11) Birthday Dinner. Keaton had requested rabbit, deer meat, and mashed potatoes for his special supper, and his father gladly obliged. Me? I just ate the taters. I don't do Bugs Bunny or Bambi. At least we had homemade ice cream for dessert. Now that I can handle.
12) Keaton's big present is coming on a slow-boat from China. Literally. We ordered his new iPod Touch a couple of days ago, and it is taking it's precious time to make it's way over the Pacific Ocean. We felt bad that he didn't have anything to open on his birthday, so the husband hooked him up with this...
Keaton was so excited that it was being released on his birthday, so he was beyond ecstatic when he opened up last night. I love little surprises like that!
13) A family viewing of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. It was a cute movie. What was cuter was listening to Keaton giggle throughout the whole thing.
14) Bed. Falling into -- to be more specific.
Despite my headache and the keeping up with the masses, it was a really fun day. It was great to celebrate a really great kid and give him the things that make him smile.
Last night as I was tucking Keaton into bed, he hugged me and said, "Mom, this was my best birthday ever. Thanks a bunch."
Makes every second worth it.
Happy Birthday, Keaton!!!
Keaton and I on BIRTHday. August 3, 2000.
6 weeks old
My, how time flies.