No such luck...
The night before we went out to a grown-up meal. Of course, we took the two boys with us but it was at a nice non-chain restaurant. I even put on clean clothes which clearly signifies how nice the restaurant was.
The morning of my actual birthday started with love...lots of love. Jack had decided that he wanted to get me "love" for my birthday. There were lots of kisses and "I love you"s. Scott helped the boys put together a box of love which consisted of lots of drawings, a couple of gifts and a song by Jack (written down by Scott).
Here are the lyrics:
Mama, I love you...really much.
I love you in the springs
and even in the afternoons.
I love you everywhere we go together.
Jack had memorized his song and sang it to me several times.
We spent the morning at the pool and then had an unexpected visit to the doctor's office (for a weird bump on Logan's thumb). I, of course, told the boys that the doctor's visit was no big deal...she was just going to look at Logan's thumb.
"No. Definately no need for shots today, my dears."
After the doctor inspects Logan's thumb (which was completely fine) she excitedly says, "We just got our shipment of flu shots in this morning! Want some?"
"Um...sorry boys! I guess I lied. Yes, doctor, we'll take two."
The last minute doctor's appointment (during nap time) and the surprise shots left the boys in bad moods. They perked up a bit after a late nap and getting to work on my very unusual birthday cake with Scott.
This is a recipe that Jack invented and called "Chocolate Syrup Banana Ice Cream Cake." Oddly enough, there was no chocolate syrup or bananas. There were, however, graham crackers, triple chocolate fudge cake, mini fruit-flavored marshmellows, chocolate frosting, nuts, jumbo chocolate chips, cookies and cream ice cream and sprinkles. Only a 4 year old boy could invent such a conncotion!
After Scott picked up one of my favorites for dinner, Chipotle, we dug into the cake which was actually really good but seriously rich!
Then I was treated to a concert from all the of my boys. Scott on guitar while Jack and Logan took turns seranading me. So sweet...
These videos are each really short but pretty entertaining if I do say so myself.
Jack's original birthday song (and no, he can't read but it looks like he is):
Logan playing the guitar and some impromptu singing (try as you might, you can't ignore Jack talking throughout):
Jack needs to get some 'privacy' to help him think of the words:
An impromptu birthday song by Jack: