|Happy birthday Dad, from Felix.....|
Even though our house seemed really empty for Nathan's birthday today (this time last year, we had 2 more kids still living at home, plus a very pregnant Mel), we had fun with our remaining three boys. The older boys helped Nate to set up his Playstation (He's always been an Xbox fan), and answered his questions about the games he was playing. Felix walked up the hallway, carrying a bag of donuts for Daddy's birthday, and saying "Yum" which was pretty adorable. It was great to hear from our older 5 children who we miss so much. We had a surprise visit from Mel, who brought Noah around to wish Pops a happy birthday. They stayed for dinner with us, and we all enjoyed Nathan's requested dinner of Nachos, Salsa and Guacamole. I haven't seen Felix eat that much dinner in a while; he couldn't get enough of it!
|.....and Isaiah and Aaron|
There was a little bit of excitement, around lunch time, when I noticed one of our dogs chasing something across our backyard. I realised fairly quickly that it was a brown snake, so I rushed outside (in bare feet) to keep the dogs away from it, while Nathan pulled on some boots. The snake slithered into our shed and, when I opened the door, I couldn't see it for a while. There's only one thing worse than having a snake in your yard... having a snake hiding in your yard and you can't find it. Eventually I saw it underneath our BBQ and he looked pretty annoyed, thrashing around. I still didn't have shoes on, so Nate had the job of killing it while I kept the, very excited, dogs away. We haven't had a snake in the yard for a while but we'll be extra vigilant whenever Felix is outside in the near future. Unfortunately, the snakes around here are deadly, and we never know when one of them might make it's way into the yard.
|It's been a great day!|