Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Happy Birthday to ME!

It has been a very busy week at our house. Yesterday was my birthday and I couldn't have wished for a better day. Susan made my favorite breakfast: Eggs in a basket, grits, bacon, and sparkling blueberry juice (served in wine goblets). Then we all headed out to swim practice and to lunch at Bojangles* after a stop at the not-such-a-bargain do-it-yourself car wash. (Well, the car needed it badly and it was still fun.)

We took it easy for the afternoon and opened some presents. The children were very excited to give me my very own 'lil kinz polar bear that they picked out and payed for and which I named "Owen."**

Next, we headed back out for the first swim meet of the season. Sadly the Imps were not able to pull out a win, but we all had a great time and the weather was cooperative. Jeremy had to swim in three heats against a boy that broke the pool record all three times. Marissa is just happy to be in the water, and if she didn't come in last, that is even more cause for celebration! I requested a turkey sandwich ring and Moon Pies for dinner and Susan and the kids sang Happy Birthday over the Moon Pies.

Thanks to everyone for the well-wishes, cards, presents, emails, phone calls, etc...

* I'm so sorry for those of you that do not live near to this tasty cajun fried chicken treat and syrupy sweet sweet tea. I can't get enough. As a friend said yesterday -- "It may be *too good*".

** I graduated from Ohio Northern University in Ada, Oh and the mascot is the polar bear -- Get it? OK, one more hint, his last name is "bear", and his middle initial is U. Still don't get it? Owen U. Bear (ONU Bear).


Jori said...

What a fun, fun day! You are a spoiled (well loved) husband and daddy! Enjoy!
Blessings, Jori
DTE 02/19 either x2

Jen said...

Sounds like a fun day! Happy Birthday William!
Dave & Jen

Carpenters said...

Happy Birthday, William! I agree with Jori, so spoiled. I don't think I'll let Gabe read this post. He's a low maintenance kind of guy and is super content with a special home cooked meat and potatoes dinner served on our every day plates (and usually later than planned) for his birthday. It sounds like you had a great day!

With Love,

Jean said...

Love the bear's name. Drew has the same little polar bear. For the life of me, I can't remember what he named it....gasp!
Scott says thanks for reminding him of all the good times at ONU!


The Webster Family said...

Happy Birthday William!!

Jean said...

William, I just asked Drew what his bear's name is: Klondike. Isn't that the ONU mascot's name too? I still love Owen. I have a nephew named Owen too!

Have a great week!