Unfortunately, Anthony's birthday fell on a Sunday this year. It has been a bad year for celebrations. I made sure I had someone covering hospitality at church so I could take him out to breakfast. Breakfast items are his favorite. In fact, Sam Axe says "breakfast meats are magic!" and Anthony wholeheartedly agrees! We get to Elmer's and sit down and get asked what we would like to drink. I say water and the waitress says she can't give me water. I am momentarily confused thinking I have to purchase the water. Fine, I'll buy the water. Nope, that wasn't the problem. They can't give us anything that needs water in it. Coffee, tea, soda, etc. Our choices are milk or Orange Juice. She says something is wrong with their water and they can't give it to us as a precaution. My first thought runs to how did they wash the dishes? After we ordered we sat and listened to the conversations around us and what others thought the water problem was. Some cities in the Portland area were on a water boil watch as e coli was found in one of the water reservoirs. Again, what did they wash our dishes with? We finish breakfast, it was delightful, and we didn't die afterwards so that was a good thing!
Next up was church. After church we went to lunch with our worship leader candidate. We went to Red Robin because Anthony wanted Clucks and Fries. I don't know how he ate them. I was still stuffed from breakfast!
That evening we went and saw the new Batman movie. I thought it was the best of the three. At 2 hours and 45 minutes it is the longest of the three as well. It was bedtime by the time we got home. All in all, for a Sunday birthday, I think it went well and he had a fairly good day.
As I had mentioned in a previous post, I redid his room as my birthday gift to him. The last time it had been painted was when we moved in and he was entering 4th grade. He is a sophomore now and it was time for an update. It was light and bright before and now it is more like a cave. The room pays homage to the love of his life, baseball, and to his favorite team, Boston. He has a Boston man cave. Perfect! It is complete except for the large Nike Swoosh that we have ordered to go above his TV. You can find anything on the internet!! My boy is all grown up and he has his very own cave! I'm so proud!
|The Before! The sheet is on the window because the arched part didn't have shades and it would put a glare on his TV. Heaven forbid!|
|Yes, we were watching Sherlock Holmes while tearing the room down.|
|The Man Cave!|
|Just imagine a big white Nike Swoosh over the TV!|
|SpongeBob is awesome!|
|Hats my dad got signed for Anthony!|
|What a cute puppy dog! His eyes, however, are saying, "Do you see what I have to put up with?"|