I was right. (At one point he called up the stairs to see if we had any bacon. We did. Three slices.) He had fixed himself bacon and eggs (the bacon was the treat, something we have rarely--we have enough meat and fat in our diet as it is) and also written a love note to everyone in the family. While the kids were happily opening their notes over their cereal, Boston declared, a bit pointedly, "When it's MY birthday I'm going to have bacon. For the WHOLE family!"
|Mark loves back-scratches and I think he's creating his own little army here.|
Macy was next. They played some sort of matching game while I was in the shower. Not sure who won. Then we had some surprise visitors (Leslie was rather mortified because she hadn't showered yet, etc.) stopping by with a candy basket for Mark. It was our Bishop (Mark is his 1st counselor) and his lovely family coming back from a bball game. Since it was also Liz's birthday, and the kids were having such a blast together, we made plans to get back together for lunch. (After Leslie's shower of course.) Then Mark headed off to conduct at a baptism.
|Truly living the sweet life making pie crust with my 4 year old and her tutu/apron combo.|
Pie finished and cooling (we ended up having it the next day), I got ready for my hot date. Mark and his good friend Aaron got tickets to the Brian Regan show months ago when they found out it would be on Mark's birthday. We also tried going out to dinner but the first two restaurants of our choice had a huge long wait (that's what you get for having a weekend birthday I guess) so we ended up having dinner at the Lion House pantry enjoying some famous rolls, honeybutter, and cheesecake, (not too bad of a consolation prize).
The show was awesome and our faces hurt from laughing by the time it was done.
|The McIntires and the Days out on the town.|