Nothin' says "I Love You" like an unexpected bouquet of flowers!
Kevin called me yesterday afternoon around 1:30 to wish me a Happy Birthday. He asked me if I had received any gifts and I told him, No, only cards. The words were not even out of my mouth when the doorbell rang and standing there was a man holding a box, I know a florist box when I see one! Inside the box were these beautiful roses, I was overwhelmed and surprised. Kevin is not usually a big romantic, but he is extremely thoughtful and this gesture meant a lot. He has not been able to talk at length and he is very preoccupied with his task at hand, so he should be, so I know this was a grand gesture. It really made my day!
Laurie took the boys and I out to dinner to the Macaroni Grill, what a great time we had! We ate more bread than any person ever should at one sitting and gorged ourselves on pasta. We even had dessert, complete with the loud singing by the wait staff! Jeremy wanted to pray over the food and thank God for all of our blessings. His prayer was so sweet, I got tears in my eyes. He asked for God to bless me on my birthday and to be with Daddy while he helps the people who don't have any electric. He has such a tender heart.
After dinner, John and Jeremy had to go to the restroom. I waited outside the door while they went in together. When they came out, John was laughing. He said, "Mommy, they are giving Italian lessons in the bathroom." I laughed and told him that they do that in the ladies room too. He then proceeded to say, "Scusi" over and over, while Jeremy translated, "Mommy, that means, excuse me." They are so funny.
On the way home, we passed Petco. It's a pet store that Laurie and the boys went to when she was watching them while I was having my test. Jeremy said, "Aunt Laurie, how come you didn't take us to see the snakes at Petco." Laurie told him that she was afraid of the snakes and couldn't even look at them. He informed her that they can't get out of the cages and she told him, "I don't trust anything without legs." We laughed and laughed! He still wants her to take him to see the snakes though.
It was a really great day, made even better by all of the wonderful comments! Thanks to everyone who stopped by from Donna's and thank-you to Donna for the kind words!