Alex turned 9 years old this september. It was a meager birthday but very meaningful. I decided to surprise Alex with cupcakes as he walked in from school, totally surprised, SCORE! then we went downtown to Tucanos for dinner, the kids loved it, which is good because it makes it easier for us to want to take them places when they are places we enjoy too. Then we headed to the circus, I had won tickets at my class reunion. It was a very fun day!!