My oldest brother and his wife had their anniversary dinner so we took their boys out for dinner and some commerce. The older one, Daniel is turning 13 later this month so I wanted to get him his birthday gift early. Yeah, he’s still into legos so that’s cool with me. I can’t imagine him getting things that actually solidify his soon to be teenage-ness.
My brother dropped off the boys at Smash Burger where we planned to eat dinner with them. I’ve heard some good things about this place so I wanted to try it out. I have honestly have been doing pretty bad with the eating since I have been sick and “injured”, so I kept that trend. But trust me, I’ll be back on it soon!
It’s funny when you end up knowing someone so well you realize you know what to expect. In this case, we were at a burger joint, probably with good burgers…and what does Daniel get? A grilled cheese. I totally knew when he saw that, he would be all over it. Last year when they stayed over we went to Superdawg, and did he get a hot dog? Nope! Grilled Cheese! This kid…but Eli on the other hand truly Jao’d it up with a burger. They washed it down with some really good looking root beer floats. Must be nice to have that youthful fast metabolism
Jaz wanted to hit up a clothing store, so the boys and I just walked around Hobby Lobby. I was looking for a frame to mount my autographed Derrick Rose Jersey. I found a shadow box, but it was a little pricy, even after 50% off. I’m cheap sometimes…and very not cheap other times. Apparently this was a cheap moment. Probably because I knew I was going to spend some coin on the boys. We did manage to get this sweet shot of the boys:
I don’t know why they weren’t smiling. I thought they were going to turn to the left for their second photo of their mugshots.
We then hit up the mall for Daniel to get his birthday gift. He’s such a nice kid that he insisted that Eli get something as well, as long as it was smaller in size to what he got. He’s also very logical. As I mentioned earlier, Daniel went the legos and Star Wars route. Another year I can live in denial that I have a teenage nephew. Eli on the other hand wanted a flat bill hat. I thought that was interesting, because he is the younger one, but is now starting to care about how he looks. I’m cool with expressing yourself through fashion, so I happily obliged.
check him out! But he also wanted skinny jeans…uh, we might have to figure out how to sidestep that one. Lol