Mike Turns 37!!
It was Happy Birthday to "Da-da" at the Hynes house this week. If it was up to the kids, the house would have been decorated from the floors to the ceiling, to the trees outside; they love a good celebration. We didn't get to go that far, but it was still a great birthday celebration! The day before his birthday, Harmoy watched the kids in the morning while we went for our 11 mile run, and that night, she watched them again so Mike and I could go on a "real date"!!! Our first in a while (that didn't involve hours of running anyway), and we had so much fun. We went to Mike's favorite restaurant, Barbacoa, where we ate on the patio, surrounded by a lake, cool misters, trees and bees that were unnaturally attracted to me, and then to a movie. Then we leisurely walked around downtown and just happened upon a frozen yogurt shop at 10pm...YUMMY! It was a great date.
On Mike's actual birthday, we had his family over for a birthday dinner that started off with a mini-disaster. Apparently, while disposing of dinner clippings, I accidentally sent one of Archie's washcloths down the garbage disposal. This is the pre-dinner scene with Harmony crouching on the counter pulling it out with pliers after Mike and Had Abogi had taken turns twisting the mechanism from underneath. Sorry Mike.
I think I made up for it with these beauties though: Korean Fried Chicken and Lemonade Icecream Pie!
Jason got Mike a remote control airplane that Mike had been dreaming about, and he has LOVED flying it! We went to a Jr. High tonight to fly it around and I snapped some pictures. Too bad it's too far away for you to see the pure enjoyment on his face.
I love this picture with all 3 kids looking up to watch the plane.