Friday, August 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Ben!

Happy Birthday Yesterday Ben! I'm a day late in posting this celebration, but hey, it's better late than never. Yesterday, Lincoln, Levi & I ordered Ben his favorite cookie cake from Great American Cookie Company. We had spent a lot of our craft time the past few days making cards for Daddy. This involved glueing googly eyes, drawing letters & numbers, & all-around scribbling furiously over every piece of the card. It was a fun activity for all of us.

We picked up the cake yesterday afternoon, & drove to Rocketown so we could surprise Ben. I had been in contact with Ben's co-worker, Mary Virginia, & the plan was that we would come into RCKTWN at the tail-end of their staff meeting while all the staffers were there, so we could all celebrate & sing Happy Birthday to him. On the way there, Lincoln had been practicing what he was going to say. It went a little something like this: "Surprise! Happy Birthday Daddy! Now blow out all your candles!" He was literally sprinting into the building while Levi & I tried to keep up (me actually lugging that horrendous infant carrier which by now he's totally grown out of). Everyone was still in the meeting, all seated around each other, going about the daily business of having a staff meeting. In bursts Lincoln---full speed, full volume, & full enthusiasm. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY! HERE'S YOUR CARD! HERE'S YOUR PRESENT! SURPRISE! HI EVERYBODY!" It was a sweet time of Ben introducing us to all the part-time staff, seeing some of the kids there, & having cake together. Lincoln enjoyed every minute of it, & it was torture getting him to leave.

Then last night I made Ben's favorite dinner & we watched the Olympics. What a great night that was for the USA. Woosh.
Happy Birthday Baby.

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Arnold Austin Jr said...

Too cute. I am glad you had a special day together...the Austins in Peru