And the decoration (and subsequent honks) proved only the beginning of a fun-filled treat of a day.
Benny made me breakfast in bed and I happily blogged, while he got Aaron off to school.
I think the eggs looked like a heart:)
The best treat of the whole day??????
Blowdrying kids free!!!!!!!
My friends took McKye and Levi, while I got ready (such a total delight) and then a bunch of us mammas hung out all morning at my fav hang out home (Aaron only broke one bed..no I'm not kidding, luckily her handy hubby was able to fix it up, his bed jumping is provign more hazardous the bigger he gets.)
My wonderful soon-to-be sister-in-law made me one of her home ade ice cream cakes!
No wonder I set you up with my brother Becka?!?
And her sister-in-law, who is also wonderful, made these picture perfect cookies fro me too.
Afternoon, included some very thoughtful phone calls and voicemails.
And DID NOT INCLUDE
me washing one dish, folding one piece of clothing, or picking up a single toy.
It was grand.
When Ben got home we went to the restaurant fo my choice (second year in a row) for dinner.
And I must been enjoying it so much I forgot to take a picture!
Oh thank you internet.
Then it was out with the ladies for dessert.
Oooo, and free hot chocolate.
One of THEE funnest, and FUNNIEST nights I've ever had.
It started with "introductions" cuz not everyone knew everybody.
And it quickly turned into us roaring over most embarrassing moments, bonding over heart breaking stories of motherhood, and just "full disclosure" in so many areas.
Sorry folks not details, I've been instructed that "what happens at Cheesecake stays at Cheesecake"
We really only made it around the table once with our in depth "intros" before it was time to ask for the checks, but by the end I think we all felt (at least I did) that incredible satisfaction that can only come from having an over full belly, a happy heart, and less stressed mind, from laughing so hard your checks starting to ache but being unable to wipe the smile from your face, cuz you're just so darn glad that this night happened. (Ah, fuzzy photo taken by the waitress, you may not be much of a keeper, but the memories you'll trigger sure are!)