Today, Andy turns 50! Okay … really, he’s 30, but he might as well be 50 🙂
Friday night we cooked for him, making his favorites: meatballs, au gratin taters and cheesecake. He also got his birthday gift: framed movie posters for the theater room. He also bought himself a gift: a big ol’ John Deere lawn mower he’d been pining over for weeks!
Saturday the lawn mower was delivered, and Andy was truly torn. He wanted to mow, but he also wanted to go golfing with his buddies. Ultimately, he decided upon golfing. Carter and I went to the splash park and had a great time while Andy got beat on his birthday. I’d told Andy we had reservations for this restaurant of choice, Dos Rios Mexican restaurant, but I’d secretly been planning a poker party for him. When I sent him, with Carter, to the basement at 6:15, he was suspicious, but went. At 7:00, I went to get him, and he was happy to see his pals and play poker. He lost but had fun, that’s what matters!
Sunday was the day: he finally got to mow! In the time it took Carter and I bike around the development and talk to a couple neighbors, Andy was finished, and it looked great! Later, we went to see Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen at the iMax theater whlie our fantastic babysitters, Angie and Von, played with Carter. The iMax itself nearly made me sick, but the movie was the BEST! And Carter had an equally awesome time with Angie and Von (although she claims Angie cheats at the game they played!.
Happy 50th birthday, Andy! Here’s to 50 more wonderful birthdays, filled with family, friends and fun! We love you!!!
The ‘Deere, and one very happy Andy!
Andy and I, headed out to Transformers
Carter’s birthday card for Daddy. Don’t let the pathetic look fool you – she wanted to do this!
Carter got to play in the sprinkler, play games and read book after book with her beloved babysitters, Angie and Von. Again, I’m thinking the pout is a total “faker, faker, belly acher” thing. She adores Angie, and she obviously loves Von, too