Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Benji's Day Out

You may remember from Tommy's birthday a few months ago that we started a new birthday tradition with the boys that includes choosing meals for the day and going out on a mommy date to get a treat and a new book.  Normally this would be done on the child's actual birthday, but with Ben this year we had to do it a day after his birthday because of Mark's work schedule.  

So, on Monday night, we all went out to Target together to pick out that special Happy Birthday Cereal, which turned out to be Cocoa Puffs (one of my favorites!)  We ate it for breakfast Tuesday morning and after breakfast we gave Benji his birthday present, a set of tools that look just like Daddy's.  Both boys were completely enamored with the toolset and it kept them busy for quite awhile.  

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.

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