It looked better than it tasted?

My wife’s 2 day birthday bonanza is finally over. Happy Birthday my love! Well it was yesterday but still. She didn’t want a party. She wanted a small family birthday celebration. I also know my wife and the more attention you can give her, the happier she is. We did do the family dinner last night. But we also had a lot of really cool stuff the day before, the day off and right after the family dinner. I sort of got in trouble because I shot off fireworks last night at the lake house. I didn’t shoot off that many but she loves fireworks. I thought I could just sneak in a few. The neighbors called and told me to knock it off Lol I did. We did get off about 8 before they got mad. Hey it was her birthday. I will take getting in trouble just to see her smile that huge. We had the boys inside to watch because I didn’t want to scare them. Heather said they both said ooohhh once. That’s good. I also did it while Peace was still awake. I didn’t want to wake her up.

The dinner was really delicious. My wife’s favorite meal cooked by her mom. Her siblings all came over with gifts and also enjoyed dinner. Her custom made birthday cake matched the flowers I bought. I thought that was really cool. Getting my wife’s favorite flowers was a pain in the ass. I won’t even start on that bs. I did get them in time and I had to go to 2 different places. Everyone loved the look of the cake but I guess it didn’t taste so good. Oh well.

She really does have a huge family. I think my 3 kids and one on the way is a lot until her brothers and sisters bring their kids around. The funny thing is if you didn’t know any of them you wouldn’t be able to tell who is the dad and mom are of the kids. All of the siblings hug up on each other’s kids and also get onto them if they are acting weird. I would think my wife wouldn’t want one of her sisters to get onto my boys but she didn’t say anything and I didn’t either. I asked her why and she said because when you grow up in a big family you have to let each other police the others. If you don’t its constant yelling and fighting. She said let someone diffuse it quickly and it won’t ever matter who it is. That makes sense. I’m still learning.

Our baby boy is doing great. Growing, kicking my wife. I love holding her little belly. I talk to him often. I want him to know my voice. Heston and Alex also talk to him. We tell them say hi to your little brother and they go look for him Lol It really is funny. Peace is perfect as usual. Our daughter is doing so great. She has so much hair Lol It really is a lot. I love holding her and feeding her. I woke up this morning at 3 when she started crying and Heather was already in there with her. I had gotten home from my wife’s private surprise at 1am so I was really tired. She said go back to bed I have her so I did. I slept until 7. Isn’t that great! I normally get up around 5 or 5:30.

I have already made pancakes, sausage, eggs and toast for breakfast. Sarah just wanted the 2 leftover donuts we had from yesterday. The maid comes today so I’m not doing the dishes. I’m actually surprised how clean we do keep the house. I know 2 of my nannies are slobs but they are doing a better job of containing their slobasarus-ness in their own bedrooms. Those rooms are a pit. I don’t even like looking in there. I knock and see the door open and the horrendous mess and ask whatever it is I need then tell them at least take those dirty dishes downstairs please.

The count down is on. We have our Hawaiian vacation with all of my employees very, very soon! I can’t wait to go. I know my boys are going to love it. My nannies have been buying swimsuits online for the past 2 weeks. Sarah is so excited to go back there. Her family has been there many, many times but it’s been a little while since she’s gone. I want to show her all of the places we used to play when she was a kid. She still remembers a lot. I also want to show my wife the big tree where I carved our initials. She wants to take a photo with all of the kids by it. I think that is a great idea. She’s so smart. I love her.

Today is all about getting some work stuff done and getting ready for Tuesday. I asked my wife again are you sure I can’t just go into work from 6 to noon on Monday? I really can get a lot done when no one is there. She said no. She is about to move away from me and we need every free day together. That is true. Work can wait. We are about to spend the next 2 and a half months apart. I will fly over at least once a month. I can’t be without my wife that long. I already miss her and she’s not even gone yet.

She is very concerned about all of the violence in Paris but I told her we live outside of Paris. We are close enough it won’t take long to get there but I told her just don’t go downtown for any reason. These things seem to center themselves in very crowded areas. I told her stay out in the ‘burbs, do your shopping there and you will be fine. I also have security with her and they will drive her around. I really don’t want anything to happen to her or our baby. I’ve lived through that once and I would never forgive myself if something happened. I am doing all I can to protect them both. The plan now is to let the nanny that wants to move with us go over at the same time. They can get the nursery fixed how my wife wants it. That seemed to be the plan at the last family meeting.

We have our final family meeting tomorrow because at the last one everyone said since we all live in one spot it’s not necessary. Just tell us what, when, and where and we will put it in our phone calendars. I said but I like having the family meeting so we all know we are on the same page. I was out voted 4 to 1 Lol I tried throwing my dog a vote but he just sat by my wife and wagged at me (Traitor). We also have a huge whiteboard on the kitchen with the nanny’s schedules. I know every minute of the day who is on duty to help me out. Sarah is loving this because she gets more free time with her friends now. They come up and stay with us. The other 2 usually go to the city to hang out with their friends. It really is like having 3 adult daughters that I constantly worry about. I am still working on Sarah to move with us. She doesn’t want to. Money isn’t doing the trick Lol I’ve tried an insane salary offer and she said it’s not about the money, it’s the location. She wants to get her nursing teaching degree. A master’s. She’s been working on it and I know she will finish it but geez. Teach nurses in Paris, how fun would that be!

Alright I can hear my boys I better go. Have a great weekend everyone! We are going to Gurnee Mills to hang out this morning. We need new clothes for the boys, baby stuff for Peace, and my wife needs more pajamas. The ones she wears aren’t fitting anymore. I love ya’ll! I just added the photos to our family facebook page of my wife’s 2 day birthday events. Love all of the comments and I will read them and reply later. Have a good day!

About Samuel

Single dad of 4 beautiful kids, Heston & Alex my twin boys, and my daughters Peace and Sky. Dad of 2 angel babies in Heaven, Ryan and Talon. Divorced. Semi-retired app developer, business partner, Commercial Real estate investor, Chicago Bears & Chicago Cubs fan, vegan, lifelong Catholic, voting independent party member, guitar playing singer who owns a dog, and 2 cats. We live in beautiful Denver, Colorado. I started my first blog Janaury 1st, 2012. Official owner of and @NotBatmanYet Twitter account.
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