Friday, July 03, 2009

Celebrating Eddie's Birthday

For the first time in a long, long time, we celebrated Eddie's birthday in the United States. Usually, he gets to celebrate when we're on a trip somewhere, but this year, we were home. So we invited his friend, Sydney, and we all took Eddie out for pizza and a movie.

We started out at Uno Chicago Pizzeria, where the boys enjoyed pepperoni pizzas, Sydney had French onion soup, Becky had a spicy chicken pizza, and I had a Greek pizza with olive oil, basil and Kalamata olives. Then, for dessert, everybody enjoyed enormous brownie sundaes.

After dinner, we went over to the theater to catch "Up." The movie was very good, very nicely done, with good measures of humor, action, excellent animation, and sentimentality. We really enjoyed it.

The previous evening, we let Eddie open his gifts. He was excited to receive the newest Flight Simulator, for which he's been begging for a few months now. He also got a new Nintendo DS and case from Nana and Grandpa (with matching case for Luke), and he got a Rock Band microphone from his brother. From Mom and Dad, beside the Flight Simulator, he got... A NEW BIKE! This one was a total surprise for him, since he wasn't asking for one. But he was getting a little long in the leg for his old bike, so we got him a 26" 18-gear bike. He should be good now through high school.

Thanks to Dan--the man, the myth, the LEGEND--for letting us store it at his house.

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