This one goes out to the one I love…

Today is his birthday.  One of the things he loves more than birthdays is posts about him on my blog…I tell ya, this is his FAVORITE thing…even more than replacing a water heater on his special day =)

So we don’t want to let the day go without a big shout out to the man of the house…these are the presents you didn’t know you got today…

The boys loved you SO much, they asked as soon as school was over if you were home yet.

In fact, Dawson loved you SO MUCH he threw his first big tantrum at school that he was going to miss out on giving you his present and that he was most definitely “NOT STAYING HERE” and absolutely going to “RUN OUT OF THAT GATE!” Once informed the gates were locked he screamed that he would just “GO THROUGH THE OFFICE THEN.”  But then once the teacher said, “please stop yelling at me, I’m not yelling at you” he started crying and then settled for a call to mommy and making a card for you at school.  See, I told you he loved you…oh but you knew that already didn’t you?

We worked REALLY hard to make sure you could tell our home was full of love today. So that’s why the sink is still full of dishes…cuz it’s a reminder of those sweet kids you gave me. And the laundry you tripped over? Rest assured ONE load of it was washed and EVEN PUT AWAY TODAY! We KNOW that’s a present.

Emery sure showed you her love when we showed up to your office to have lunch with you and she would have nothing to do with you, cried loudly when you picked her up and only wanted Mommy.  She just didn’t want you to have to carry her down to the car since we know sometimes that gets old.  But she was sure happy you could give her that candy since she was magically your friend again after that.

And you know those REAL presents you got? Well, the truth is, those presents weren’t your ONLY presents because I KNEW you’d be more excited about this one.  YESTERDAY…AND TODAY your air was kept all the way up at 81!  It really started out as a mistake, but then it became a challenge…and it was a challenge I conquered (except for yesterday when at 5pm I turned it down to 78 for awhile). I just know how happy the summer Electricity bill makes you so I conserved two days of energy keeping the temp at 81.  And now I’m glad your birthday is over, cuz you see, I am NOT doing that again.

And tonight when, if you ever go to bed…IF…when you snore…I’m not even going to hit you or yell at you. And I’m going to try REALLY hard not to KICK you too.  Unless you don’t roll over like always…then I make no promises.

Happy Birthday!

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Wish I could say this image was taken on our recent (soon to be blogged) trip to St. Lucia.  But since I couldn’t pack my favorite photographer in my bag, or convince her to come…this was a beautiful image taken in Newport last year as we vacationed with them =) Thanks girl.

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Jen PerkinsAugust 12, 2010

Happy birthday (one day late…although I did think about it yesterday) to Reuben!!! And that Dawson sure is sassy…good thing he’s so stinkin’ cute!

jrstarchAugust 12, 2010

I am laughing so hard I can just picture Dawson yelling and Emery not loving Reub until he gives her candy (which is not her style but a totally funny thing to happen on his b-day).

janelleAugust 12, 2010

That is hilarious. Great post!!

ReubenAugust 16, 2010

Hon…sorry I didn’t see this til the day had gone by…but it was super funny! Thanks for dealing with the AC…I do hate the summer bills…and I’m pretty sure I got kicked, or elbowed or something that night, but that’s ok. I still love you.

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