Summer vacation is screeching to a halt. The kids return to school on MONDAY! We are attempting to pack in as much fun as possible this week, our last hurrah before we enter the routine of academia. I am going to miss the lazy mornings, evening trips to the lake, and the freedom of our time.
My handmade card said, 'Happy Birthy Mom!' I love it! They were upset over the misspelling, but really, what a treasure!
That's right, today is my birthday. Never mind how many candles. As you can see by my cake the candles are missing. Today my darling boys gave me the gift of cake decorating. We made the cake earlier in the day, and they set to the task of decorating after dinner. Felex found the hydrangea flower for the top, and Dexter added the pink mints that he swiped form our cousins wedding. I think the strawberries were added because they are my summer time favorite. When the boys started to decorate I had to remove myself from the room all together because I wanted to fix and make the cake look its best. They were so funny arguing over where to put the berries and mints. Felex put his foot down when Dex wanted to add orange slices and peaches, telling Dexter there were no oranges in moms cake! Boy am I relieved that I let the boys give me this gift! What a perfect cake to celebrate my day.
We take off tomorrow for a much needed visit down to Huntington Beach. Flying with my boys is always an adventure. The last few flights we have taken Dexter has managed to get into the cockpit. Not just for a quick hello and a pair of stick on wings, no Dexter is there in the seat visiting with the pilot. Once on a flight from Dallas to Colorado Dexter was in the cockpit, I am back at my seat. The airplane is closing up preparing to taxi on the runway. I know that the FAA will not allow my kid to ride up with the pilot, so I was beginning to wonder when he was going to return to his seat, although I was enjoying the quiet. Soon I hear over the intercom, "Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, this is your pilot Dexter, and I am 8 years old..prepare for takeoff" There was a lot of nervous laughter in the cabin, our real pilot came on and told everyone to say hello to Dex as he was returning to his seat. All of his experiences on commercial flights have been so educational thanks to the friendly pilots engaging a kid who has set his sights on becoming a pilot someday (for now).