Thursday, September 22, 2011

Eventful Weekend

If we didn’t have birthdays, you wouldn’t be you.
If we didn’t have birthdays, you wouldn’t be you.
If you’d never been born, well then what would you do?
If you’d never been born, well then what would you be?
You might be a fish! Or a toad in a tree!
You might be a doorknob! Or three baked potatoes!
You might be a bag full of hard green tomatoes.
Or worse than all that… Why, you might be a WASN’T!
A Wasn’t has no fun at all. No, he doesn’t.
A Wasn’t just isn’t. He just isn’t present.
But you… You ARE YOU! And, now isn’t that pleasant!
Happy Birthday To You!
~ Dr Suess
The weekend was the li'l boy's 7th birthday... meaning he IS my li'l man already.  It was VERY eventful - to say the least!  What, with baking his requested Angry Birds- themed carrot cupcakes, planning his simple birthday celebration, attending a dice game - and a short trip to the Emergency Room!  Whew!  I swear it's like having a very bad hang-over... not that I have ever experienced one, but that is how I imagined it to be.

The weekend started on a good note... with R handing over his report card showing two awards:  one for Second Honors and the other one for Diligence.  For a stay-at-home mom, nothing can be reward enough than to see your kids happy and excelling.

Alas!  My happiness proved to be short-lived as within the next hour, I was in a mad dash to bring him to the emergency room due to a deep wound near his right eye.  Having a high-spirited, spunky, very active little boy could make for a nervous, edgy, panicky and basket case of a mom.  Lemme warn you.
For his birthday, the 2 boys already agreed to have a date just by their twosome.  A lunch date and a quick visit to the zoo

The accident called for a change of plans... so there it was, the first order of the day - on his birthday - was a quick visit to the pediatric surgeon.  Thank goodness, there was no need to have him stitched up; but for a few minutes there I was dreading that scenario as blood was everywhere.  Trauma to that part of the head can cause some heavy bleeding pala.  

They have been wanting to try the newly-opened Korean franchise, Bulgogi BrothersThey loved the food and the service.  There was a FREE platter of sweet potato, corn and quail eggs; unlimited servings of kimchi and s spicy spinach salad.  Chris being the beer-drinking kind, was also amused to be served "corn tea."  Being heavy carnivores, they ordered all the meat specialties.  When the staff found out that it was R's birthday they also brought him Korean ice-cream as a treat.

Being in the vicinity, they also decided to drop by Michael Cacnio's exhibit.  R was intrigued by the interesting mix of brass and Legos that he spent quite some time going through each of the artist's works.  He must have looked so eager that Micheal Cacnio came over and started a conversation with them.   And knowing how I am a fan, my boys of course had to have a photo taken with him

It was on to Ark Avilon Zoo after.  It was a slow day at the zoo, as they pretty much had the whole place to themselves.  After feeding all the animals like there is no tomorrow, they head back home to where his Angry Birds are waiting for him.

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