Whew! What a crazy night! It's a good thing we went out LAST night to celebrate - just David and me - because tonight was nuts!! David got home at 6 pm, grilled the chicken that I had marinaded for the chicken alfredo, kids were running around outside like crazy people and getting filthier and filthier by the minute, and Caleb was crying because he was so hungry for dinner! We finally sat down to eat at 6:40 I think - reminded children of manners about a thousand times, ate dinner, and then QUICKLY lit the candles so we could sing to David. The hilarious thing is that Callie was the only one that ate any cake (and only a few bites at that). She almost didn't get any either because she was refusing her broccoli. The boys didn't want it because they have both declared their distaste for peanut butter (Jacob has ALWAYS adamantly hated it, but Josiah is a new declarer). David & I wanted to wait - we were just trying to hurry up through the "celebration" so we could get the crazies in bed. Gave them all a good scrubbing in the tub and finally had them all in bed by 7:30 pm. Whew. They were nuts!
As I mentioned before, no present for David to open. I got him a GPS, but it hasn't arrived yet. Sigh. He's excited about it though - he's been asking for the last year for one. He makes home visits to our church members every week, so this will help him a great deal. When it gets here anyways, it will help him! :) At least David had some birthday cards to open today! And before you feel TOO sad for him, he's got lots of new things to celebrate anyways. On Saturday, we bought a new mattress set for our bed and it was delivered last night. The mattress we've had since we got married was from when David still lived at HOME - so it's probably as old or older than we are!! Needless to say, we slept great last night! :) (I'll have to take a picture of it - it's SOOOO thick it makes our bed super tall now!)
And then last night we got a babysitter for the kids and we went out to a japanese steakhouse (hibachi grill style) for dinner last night. It's just so fun and we LOVE it - and it was GREAT to be able to go without little people!!! We had been looking at furniture stores recently and went to one last night after dinner...and bought a new couch and chair for our living room - yippee!! Again, it was so nice to go without little people!!! :) We finally were able to take our time looking around without pulling kids off of sofas or telling them to stop laying in all the beds, etc, etc. We finally found what we were looking for and got it ordered - it's coming tomorrow! Our first couch that we've picked out and bought ourselves - we've always had hand-me-downs to this point (which we were VERY thankful for, but this is exciting!).
So don't feel too bad that David didn't have a present to open from me tonight - it's been a very expensive birthday weekend! :)