The past few weeks have been a complete whirlwind. Between Mother's Day, a trip to Arkansas for a Librarian's Conference, Mom and my brother coming to visit, Will's 2nd birthday, our 7th anniversary, VBS, Matthew's 25th birthday and Father's Day, you can just imagine how busy we have been!
Of course the biggest events of the month were the Munchkin Man's 2nd birthday and Matthew's 25th. For Munchkin's birthday, we had just a quiet party in our home with us, aunts and uncles, grandparents and a cousin thrown in for good measure. But considering the cousin was Stephen, you can imagine we didn't see much of him or Matthew either one. Oh well, it was a party for a 2 year old and they did stick around for a good portion of it. Munchkin decided he wanted a "Thomas" cake. He is very enthralled with "choo-choo trains" at the moment. He thinks they are great fun to watch in real life as well. Will thoroughly enjoyed his birthday and telling everyone that he was "twooo". He just can't quite get his fingers in the right position yet to show you "two". We actually had his party a day early, on Sunday.
On Monday, his actual birthday, his friends at "school" sang Happy Birthday to him all morning. I'm sure he was eating it up. In honor of his birthday, everyone got to have cheetos at lunch. This is a big treat for them, they looooveee cheetos. That evening we went to Buca di Pepo or however you spell it, and celebrated again and also for our anniversary. The waitress heard us say it was Munchkin's birthday, so they brought out cake for everyone with this huge candelabra for Will to blow out the candle's. He thought it was absolutely grand!
A few days later it was time to celebrate again. We told Matthew, that we wanted to do something special for his 25th birthday, and asked him what he would like to do. After thinking for a couple of days, he decided he would like to go to the Grand Ole Opry on Friday night to hear Allison Kraus and Marty Stuart. As a surprise, I was able to get front row, center seats. We took the Munchkin Man too (he was free) and he loves music soooo much. Matthew was pretty excited when I lead the family to the front row and he realized that was where we were sitting. Earlier in the day, he had also learned that Vince Gill would be performing as well. It was a great night at the Opry and everyone had a magnificent time. Matthew thoroughly enjoyed his 25th birthday and so did the Munchkin Man.
The highlight of Mommy's evening came though, when 2 different performers mentioned her baby from the stage. One of the performers Friday evening was Tracy Byrd. He is a good ole Texas boy and when he saw Will sitting in the front row, mesmerized by all of the music and having such a jolly good time, he told everyone to look at the cute little boy in the front row wearing the Texas t-shirt! Well, you can just imagine that Mommy was beaming!
Then a few minutes later, Marty Stuart was performing and they were going to commercial break and he looked down and motioned for the Munchkin to come up the steps on the stage and he gave him his pick! Then he told everyone how cute this little boy was with the Texas t-shirt. I am really glad we put the Texas t-shirt on him.
Now, I have a couple of new CD's to buy. Mentioning my baby from the stage should at least get you a sale, right?