Today is Mike's birthday so we invited him and his wife Amber over for dinner. Little Gavin stayed with his grandmother so we were able to have some nice conversation. Mike and my youngest son played soccer together and have been friends since they were 7 years old in the 2nd grade. Mike spent a lot of time at our house when he was growing up and was a regular at our mealtime table.
Now that Mike has his own family he lives nearby and is faithful to mow our grass and help with many things around the house. He is like another son to me. Tonight I grilled some very nice rib eye steaks, baked some sweet potatoes and had a nice green salad. Very delicious, and a little Boston Creme Cake for desert. We lit the candles and sang Happy Birthday to Mike. It was a very nice evening.