Happy birthday to this big guy!
We had a lovely day today. Started with normal stuff. Nothing exciting. Just how we like it. :) Eve worked on a secret Minecraft world for Lex, Alan did the Murph Challenge with his Cross Fit crew, and I baked birthday cookies. Lex asked for oatmeal raisin cookies instead of cake and I can’t say no to that! :)
Around lunch time we were finally all ready for present time. He’s a patient boy these days. He asked for Legos and books. Guess what he got??
And of course, more Legos and books. :) He was happy.
Then it was time for the birthday party! We haven’t had a birthday party for him in a few years, but this year what started as a funny idea ended up a reality. Eve created a whole world in Minecraft (with some help from Alan too) and we invited the friends Lex likes to play Minecraft with, and we had a party — in Minecraft!
They created three different activities. A game of hide-and-seek, a parkour game, and a battle in the Nether. I joined them for the hide-and-seek game, which ended up being two games. I rock at hide-and-seek. J/K. :) I did hit the button that said DO NOT PUSH THIS BUTTON and released a bunch of Minecraft baddies into the game. That was a good time. :) By the time we finished two rounds of hide-and-seek, I decided I was done, so I shut off my computer, but the rest of the party carried on for parkour and dragon fighting. Lex, Eve, Alan, and three of Lex’s friends. It was a lot of fun! A whole different world then the parties I’m used to planning. I offered to make a cute digital invite, but Lex wanted no part of that! LOL. Oh well. Birthday parties, like everything else, grow up and mature. This was a particularly good one for these Covid times too!
Then it was time for a family Zoom chat. Unfortuantely the family on my couch was in a very silly mood (too much sugar and Minecraft partying, I think!) so the conversation was a little disjointed. Sorry remote family! We love you!
When the pizza delivery guy got here we said our goodbyes and settled in for a Star Wars movie. Lex’s choice, of course!
Another year has come and gone. I can’t get emotional now though, because the world is so topsy-turvy and everything seems so uncertain these days, I’m just glad to have this boy here with me every day. He is kind and funny and smart and patient and everything I could have asked for in a son. I will love him forever and ever. <3