Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Celebration

My Sweetie has often said how much he dislikes birthdays.

It comes from one particular birthday when he received a wallet and a broken watch. I think it was his twelfth. He says it has been all down hill since then.

I've been trying to really make them special in some way for him over the past few years because he is so special to us. As you saw I get the kids involved as well.

He was late returning home the evening of his birthday (March 16th). He is the soccer director of our rec. league and had a planning meeting that went a little longer than he anticipated.

Little Dude hadn't had much of a nap that day and started heading to bed on his own around 8:15 p.m. He just couldn't wait any longer.

I did allow the other two boys to stay up so we could celebrate.

The Daddy came home to a decorated house, gifts of some of his favorite things and homemade chocolate pie.

and a big gift of something he wanted....

Our other grill we received as a wedding gift.....almost 14 years ago. It was time for a new one.

Little Dude woke up the next morning asking if Daddy was home. When I said yes, he darted out of his bed and down the stairs and dashed into our room to announce that it was Daddy's birthday and that he needed to get up!!!!

He had been part of the planning and preparation all day long and didn't get to celebrate. He didn't realize that the rest of us stayed up to celebrate.

But he did get to enjoy part of Daddy's gift.

My Sweetie commented, more than once, on how great of a birthday he had this year.

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