My adorable nephew and his dad came over tonight to help celebrate J’s birthday. His mom is due any day, so she opted to stay home. I can’t believe this little guy is going to be a big brother soon and I can’t wait to meet the new baby!

Today was fairly quiet. The little lamb is doing much better. I spent most of the day catching up on texts to friends (I’m not the fastest responder), emails (helping with the promotion of a free medical clinic) and phone calls (checking on the delivery status of our hundred meat chicks), among other things. 

At some point I took a siesta, as the sunshine spilling out on the floor looked so inviting. So, I just conked out on the floor. Sometimes I like pretending I’m still a kid!

After my nap, J and the parents got home. There was a lot of excitement with J getting his new birthday present, an iTouch. It was kind of a last minute thing that we all contributed to (oh the benefits if having older siblings with jobs!) because we all really wanted him to be able to participate in our very active family text group and be able to FaceTime brothers who don’t live at home. He was beyond excited. He had no clue it was even coming. Never occurred to him it was a possibility, since no one else in the family’s ever gotten that big of a gift before. The parents took him to the store on the pretense of picking up something for dad and then surprised him with the iTouch. They took a sweet video of the news sinking in on his face.

Later in the evening we had chicken paprigosh with spaetzle for dinner and Swiss Roll cake for dessert. It was a successful evening.