"I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life;
to put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die, discover that I had not lived." ~Henry David Thoreau

Friday, June 17, 2011

Leighann's Birthday

May 28th was Leighann's birthday. She has been quite the pathetic loser lately, with her husband living in Kansas this summer for his job. She came over that afternoon for her birthday and we partied hard. Well, as hard as a couple with five little kids can party. That morning Cody took the three oldest kids to the store and let them have free reign over the place, each picking out their own present for Auntie Ums. The girls found a purple cowboy hat and huge pink glasses and said they wanted to give them to her. Cody got the idea that she should have to wear them while opening presents. She was a good sport about it.
Lauren picked out a baby bear snow globe. Leighann was blown away at her generosity.

Hailey found a strange little cheetah or leopard or prehistoric cat of sorts. See how much Ums loves it?

She also LOVED the sling hot from Ethan.

And Devin doesn't know it, but he picked out a Toy Story art set. Leighann was nice enough to let the kids play with it the next day.

And then Cody went a little cray putting together a care package for the birthday girl. Yes, those are male enhancement pills. Total inside joke. And she also got a pregnancy test. Newlyweds never can have too many of those on hand!

Tuna, mac'n cheese, Chef Boyardee, chips, cereal...Cody is so generous.

Her real gift from us was four new pillows for their bed. She was venting to me how all she wanted was to get some new pillows, but instead every last nickle was going to rent and other bills this month. I remember the days when things such as pillows seemed like a luxury. Heck, we still have months like that from time to time. I had no idea the emotional plug I would pull by buying her pillows. She actually teared up...something I rarely see her do.

The we had strawberry pie and homemade icecream for dessert. Happy birthday, Leg Ham! Hope we made it a little special for you.

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