KC turned 40 today. Mandy and Kathy planned this surprise for him. My job was to get him out of the house. It wasn't really that hard to convince him to go to lunch with me at La Farm.
Here he is with his tower of presents. My inspiration for this year's round of presents came from my mother. She mentioned that she got a coffee grinder for Christmas which got me thinking that might be a good idea for KC. I did a bit of research and got him a Capresso Infinity 560 conical burr grinder that everyone loved. Of course, the only coffee maker we owned was a teeny 4 cup Mr. Coffee. I figured if we are going to start grinding our own beans, perhaps we should have the capability to make more than one and a half cups so I started reading about coffee makers. KC had mentioned something in the past about a spray vs drip style. I couldn't find the spray thing he was talking about. I didn't go into the super high end of the price range though, maybe that's where they. I ended up getting him a 12 cup Mr. Coffee percolator. Then I realized that I needed to get him something in which to store the coffee so I had to get him a coffee vault. I chose one that has a CO2 filter. We'll see if it actually keeps. One last thing he needed was some coffee of course. I meant to get over to Crema to ask Kevin for recommendations but yesterday was a bit hectic and by the time I realized I still needed coffee, Crema was closed. I was at Caribou anyway so Cowboy blend it is.
The girls didn't want to partake of the whole coffee thing so I had to come up with something else for them to giv to him. KC had mentioned he wanted a thermometer so I found one with a remote sensor. The girls thought that was just dandy.
All these stacked up to be a pretty impressive stack of gifts.
I have to give a shout out to Kathy and Gary who ordered all this for me since KC gets all of the notifications every time I use our Prime acct. Makes ordering presents for him rather tricky!
Happy Early Birthday to Macy too
Macy's birthday is coming up in a few weeks as well. She's been asking for guitar lessons for several weeks now. I started looking around and found a Living Social deal for 50% off the first month of lessons at The Burton School of Arts. He has a studio about 1/2 mile from the gym and I figured we don't need the best of the best to teach our 8 year old the basics of guitar. If she excels and needs further instruction as she gets older, we'll address that at that time.
On Monday, we met with Ian Burton who seemed nice enough. He suggested a 1/2 sized guitar with nylon strings for her to start with. Since I'm not one to invest a lot of money in kids activities until they prove they are going to stick with it, I went to Craig's List and found 3. One brand got terrible reviews for durability, one seller's response was too kurt and the third was just like Goldilocks. We drove down to Holly Springs yesterday to see if it was appropriately sized and in good condition. According to the seller, her son had only used it for a few weeks and lost interest. It was a perfect match so for $100 Macy got a practically brand new Strunal 1/2 sized guitar. Now Macy is carting it around playing lullabies to her stuffed animals. She is determined to have a song down by the time she starts lessons on April 8th.
I'm a mother of 2 girls living in NC. I've dabbled in photography on and off but really this is just for fun