A very happy birthday to Gracen! We went out with the Sommerers (minus Anna, plus young friend Sam) to dinner in Lincoln, then over to Lowes to pick up some stuff for older cousin Sam. While we were there, I thought I could pick up a replacement flashlight since mine died in the Great Pocket Soda Tragedy of ’14. Passing an impulse buy display, I picked up a couple of Weeble Wobble lights for the boys. Rachel said they looked like minions from Despicable Me.
After the boys took some tape to them, they looked even more like them.
This was all kinds of excellent. Two kids making stuff out of tape, flashlights and imagination? There’s nothing better.
Sam and Rachel surprised Gracen with a basketball game that I had the privilege of assembling with Rachel. I am pleased to announce that we were quite civilized to each other as we worked, which would never have happened working with our spouses. When it was all over and done, the kids had a blast. Let me show you in slo-mo: