Today was my last babies golden birthday.... Lucas turned 5!! Can you believe it? I really miss holding a tiny baby in my arms. There's nothing like it in the world, but I can say, he's a little character that keeps me entertained.
We should have done a lot of cool things and had a super special day, but it wasn't in the cards. My oldest son who, along with his brother, think they are the center of the universe. Seriously. All these years Homer and I have taught, by example, hard work, planning, doing your best no matter the task, consideration, kindness, others come first.... you know what I mean, but it isn't what they've learned. They are oblivious to the concerns of others and really do think the world revolves around them SO I spent the day researching British imperialism in Jamaica because he has a research paper due tomorrow that is necessary to graduate and he hadn't even started. At this very moment I don't care much for the Brits. Or Jamaica. Or even British Literature. THEY ATE MY ENTIRE DAY!! Anyhow, Lucas asked if Olivia could stay home for his birthday and I let her so at least they had fun.
With work done we went on a family dinner for his birthday. This is something we used to do with all the kids back when Andrew, Cody and Sydney still lived with us. When they moved out we quit going. It just wasn't the same, but today we decided it's time to start living again. Birthday dinners...camping...fishing...fun. It's been sorely lacking for too long.
Lucas wanted to go to the Food Factory. It's the little ones favorite place.
Nick (sporting his new earring that I didn't know he had when I took the photo) and Elijah. He's apparently getting gauges. Yes, I am against it, but he's 18 and 12 days from graduating so I don't really have a say, do I?
And no, nothing else, but a couple loads of stinky teenage boy laundry got done.