Coming right after Halloween, as it does every year (weird), is Todd's birthday! This year was the big 33. These double digit birthdays only come around once every eleven years, so we tried to make it special, even though Todd doesn't ever have any expectations. That is probably my fault from all of the years when his birthday snuck up on me, and I forgot to plan anything (every single year). The kids were excited to celebrate with some gifts they picked out: a very loud red tie, and a t-shirt that says "The cops just pulled me over for carrying these guns!" With arrows pointing to muscles on a stick figure. They were hoping it would make him laugh, and it did. Every time he wears it, Jared and Eloise glow with pride that he is showing off the shirt that they picked out.
Our babysitter, Amy, brought Nemo fruit snacks for Sammy, since she knows he loves Nemo (which is actually his name for all fish). She also brought a reindeer antler craft WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING about B's infatuation with reindeer. I think that these antlers may have to be surgically removed from his head in a few years. That is the only way they are ever coming off.
Happy birthday, Todd!