Maren had a very nice birthday day...I hope. She went out in the morning to run a few errands she wanted to run so Lillie and I got to wrapping presents and decorating the house. Lillie had this whole check list. Wrap presents, check. Make banner, check. Put up streamers, check. You get the idea. The banner below is a three part banner. Lillie decorated the Happy, Preston decorated the Birthday, and Hansen decorated the Maren!.
Here is a picture of Maren, her cake, and her kids. Wow. As it turned out, wrapping the presents with Lillie was not such a great idea. Lillie kept whispering to mom what her presents were through out the day. When Maren refused to listen, Lillie would then draw pictures of Maren's presents on the dry-erase board. When it was time for Maren to open her presents, I asked Lillie "are there any presents for mom here that you have not told her what they are?" Lillie thought for just a second and blurted out "Nope!" Of course, Maren had accidentally uncovered her stash of presents the night before while straightening up the room, and furthermore, she bought most of her presents anyhow...how else are you going to get what you want? Dinner of choice was take out Chinese food. Yum.
Today is the day Obama is sworn in as president. Maren actually is taking the day off from work so she can just hang out at home flipping from news channel to news channel. She also gets to snack on left over Chinese food and enjoy one last slice of the best ice-cream cake ever. Me and the kids will be at school, I hope that Preston and Hansen will be able to watch the Obama inauguration at school, at least some of it. If not, I am sure we will be able to see the highlights on TV or on YouTube.
See you tomorrow.