It began with a 30 minute jog around the neighborhood, followed by washing 4 loads of laundry (the dryers are up and running again--Hallelujah)! Then it was off to pick Gabby up from school (today was an early day, as every day should be). Then we met up with Adrea and Mr. Henry at Chuck E. Cheese's.
Alex scored big time by finding a friend with token-loaded-grandparents.
Upon returning home, I was reminded by Google that it was Earthday. So in celebration, I pulled up Fern Gully on Youtube. Noah, you'll be pleased to know that your son Alex wanted nothing to do with the movie.
Background: when Noah and I were dating (9 years ago), I made Noah watch Fern Gully on Earthday. We got Earthy drinks (I believe mine was "Rain" while Noah's was "Gravity") and we made an Earthday cake. I'm pretty sure it was then that Noah decided for certain that he was totally in love with me.
This year's Earthday cake:
Candle blowing. Yes, we sang "Happy Earthday to you"--it's good Karma.
The kids and I ate our cake outside to enjoy the Earthy surroundings and talk about the things we love about the Earth. Gabby loves grass, trees, flowers, rain . . . everything. Alex loves cake.