It’s Greg’s birthday today. Of course he spent most of it at work, but we all went out for dinner tonight to a local restaurant to celebrate. The kids were gorgeous and did really well considering we were heading out at the time we normally put them to bed.
Nothing like finding some scrap paper in your handbag and a pen to keep little hands and minds busy!
We all survived our outing and came home to continue the festivities. I’d let the kids choose a gift each for Greg. I had a giggle at what they decided he might ‘want’. Scarlett chose a unicorn book for Greg to read (to her!), Tenneille chose a singing, dancing Christmas reindeer and the girls chose, on behalf of Jairah, a picture book. Looks like Greg has plenty of new reading material for the kids bedtime this week.
To balance out his birthday bounty from the kids, his main gift was a remote control helicopter, which apparently he has always wanted. Probably not what I would have chosen, but better to buy a gift someone wants, right? Jairah just about lost his mind when he saw Greg unwrapping it. I will endeavour to video Greg flying it to get Jairah’s reaction on film.
As for the cake, there is a recipe to come. It’s too good not to share with you. Now pardon me while I go lay down and allow the piece of cake I ate to digest.
A little Irish blessing, just for you Greg, happy birthday love:
Lucky stars above you,
Sunshine on your way,
Many friends to love you,
Joy in work and play-
Laughter to outweigh each care,
In your heart a song-
And gladness waiting everywhere
All your whole life long!