We are so thankful for fun friends here in Savannah that love the beach as much as we do. Last week we got to take one of Gress’ friends with us and then we met some other friends there. Oh how we love the beach!
Yesterday was my birthday and I loved every minute of spending it with people I love. Some of my sweet girlfriends took me out to dinner the night before, and one made me “paleo cupcakes” which was actually breakfast muffins (egg whites and bacon that she dyed pink). From a friend who doesn’t eat that way it was so special and they were so good! Then the boys and I went to feed the ducks at the park. I have to admit it is a little intimidating to walk up with 2 loaves of bread only to be swarmed by geese. Mcree would hold on to the bread so long that the geese became impatient and would get so close I thought they were going to eat his arm. While I was busy supervising him from being consumed, I realized Gress had walked out amongst the flock to find the underdogs. He found the small ducks who were sitting quietly by the tree and then found an injured goose who couldn’t make his way over. I love this kid and I love watching his little personality unfold.
We then went to Toys R Us to redeem a few gift cards Gress got for his birthday. I have to say I am overwhelmed by that store and the many options there are to choose from. Now that Gress is 5, he got to watch Star Wars. I think a lot of it is still over his head but he loves it. For his toy he picked out a Star Wars jet and some figurines. (He really wanted a 4 foot Star Wars Animal and so thankful I talked him out of that).
Once Gress picked out his toy, he looked at me and told me he wanted to use some of his money to buy his brother a toy. My heart just melted. Just the day before Gress looked at me with sad eyes and asked if I would get the cabbage patch kid babies down from the attic (that were mine when I was a kid). I told him we already had a baby and his name was Mcree. He said, but Mcree won’t let me hold him. So I felt bad and maneuvered my way through the scorching attic to find them. And since Mcree and Gress have a lot of friends that are girls, they both love pushing around baby strollers. I thought what a better toy than a baby stroller. So we are now a family of boys sporting a baby stroller…that is BLUE! Although as I sit here typing, Mcree is launching it off the couch pillows. Usually when we get the babies out or see anything baby related, Gress looks at me and asks if we can have a real baby girl. HA! I usually just giggle and say maybe one day if God decides that is in the plan.
And then to end the day, the farmer’s wife called me to see if I had enjoyed a birthday chai latte yet and when I told her no, she said she was on her way from the farm (1+ hours away) to bring me one. So very sweet and crazy of her. We then enjoyed dinner together and some birthday deserts! What a special friend!