After toolset playtime, it was time to go to Barnes & Noble to choose a birthday book. After consideration, I decided to narrow the selection down for Ben so that he had four good books to choose from, because if it were up to him, he would have chosen a cacophonous Thomas the Train Engine "book". He selected a mommy-approved classic Curious George book. After the book was chosen and I picked up some books for big brother, we headed to the Starbucks inside the bookstore and got our treats: a mocha for me, chocolate milk for Ben, and a peanut butter cookie to split between us.
The rest of the day was pretty normal. We went home for a lunch of hot dogs, french fries and on the more healthful side, blueberries and carrots. Luckily, I didn't set the oven on fire this time! After naps it was time for dinner, which was spaghetti, meatballs, and homemade bread. Benji seemed to enjoy all his yummy food and I think he enjoyed his few hours of having mommy to himself.