Sunday, November 08, 2009

Birthdays = eating and shopping

Today is Brian's 35th birthday. We had a nice visit with his mom and John this weekend and went out to dinner at a real restaurant - sans kiddos! It was a treat. Then today Brian and I took the kids out to our favorite BBQ place for lunch, and we sat on the patio - on November 8th! And we weren't the least bit chilly. The weather was so great.

And Brian's folks took us to Home Depot for the best birthday present ever: a leaf blower. I remember Brian and I literally laughing at the thought of owning a leaf blower back in the spring as we moved in. We said, "How about we start with a rake?" But look, we didn't even make it through the first fall. I can't even tell you how many hours we've spent out there moving leaves - that leaf blower will be worth every penny.

Also at Home Depot, we did the free Kids' Workshop for the first time, which Katy loved. She built a bank shaped like a Firehouse, and she's been playing with it ever since. Those things are pretty cool.


Pam said...

Happy Birthday Brian! Great cake Emily - did you make it?

Emily said...

Oh gosh, no, Pam! Brian's mom had that made at a bakery.

Mommy Daisy said...

Happy Birthday Brian! So cool!

Love our leaf blower, but honestly it doesn't get used much anymore. He wants a bigger/better one. We just end up mowing and mulching the leaves. It's quicker.

Also, what BBQ place did you go to? If you don't mind me asking. Wondering if it's something we've ever tried. We go to C-bus once in a while, and we're always finding great places to eat.