Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Happy 10.75 Birthday!

Yesterday was my husband's birthday. Well, sort-of. He and his twin sister were born on Leap Year, so he doesn't really have a birthday this year, or most years. He's had 10 real birthdays, and two of our kids have passed him up in birthday age. Next year he'll have his day, but this year he's 10 3/4 (which turns out was a tricky number to write in frosting on the cake).

This is my husband (we'll call him Bob) doing what he loves. Yes, that's snow he's riding on. That's how much he loves riding his bike.

So here's what I got him for his birthday (that's not my husband in the above pic). It's a sweet cycling t-shirt from One Gear Clothing on Etsy. It was hard to choose because there are a lot of great shirts in this shop, but with my husband's bike chain coming off during one of his Fall Cyclocross races, I thought this was a good choice. And he loved it!

Our son was just as excited as his dad about the gift he gave - a jumbo-sized container of cocoa almonds. These were on my regular shopping list yesterday and they are delicious, but they're even more fun when they're wrapped up like a present.

Our middle daughter wrapped up a pack of gum. I think that's two years in a row she's done that. It's always fun to guess the flavor through the wrapping paper. Good times.

Any guesses what our youngest gave him? Here's a clue - see that hole in her mouth? She pulled her tooth out at school yesterday (strategically waiting until school started so she'd be sent to the nurse to collect the coveted tooth treasure box), brought it home and wrapped it up. Just what every dad wants.

And there was one more gift. This one was from our dog, Chunky. He's very thoughtful. But he waited until the last minute to buy his gift. Lucky for him, the folks at CountryWorkshop have super-fast shipping, and his gift arrived with a day to spare.

I think we'll hang the new sign by our sliding glass door. No explanation necessary. And this gift was hit, too. CountryWorkshop on Etsy is one of those fun shops you can spend a long time in, browsing and reading. There are cute signs for just about everything there. Chunky chose well.

11 comments:

  1. ♫♪♫♪ HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOB ♫♪♫♪

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  2. this is a great post--my husband turns 60 today! i love your family--they look like so much fun. and i want one of those signs...;-)

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  3. Happy Birthday to your husband, Mary!

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  4. Happiest of leap year birthdays to Bob. I love the strategy and planning that went into the youngling's present to Dad. That will have me laughing the rest of today!

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  5. I really enjoyed this post. Thanks for sharing your precious family memories with us. I especially love the pic with Chunky when it's his turn to give his gift :)

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  6. Happy Birthday Bob. What a lucky dad you are.
    Eileen

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  7. Bob, gin is from my maiden name Gindin So this is Eileen Spiegel LOL

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  8. Happy Birthday to Bob, Happy Birthday to yooooooooooooou :O) How cool, twin sister and leap year birthday!! My cousin is a leap year birthday, he is 4, but he celebrated on 28th Feb, ahhh the young! I love love love your family (makes me sound strangely stalker like) they are all so smiley and happy and any dog that goes upside down on the settee is a friend of Iz!! What a fab gift too, a tooth in a special box, in our schools they just used to wrap up the teeth in a bit of old tissue, that is the ones my daughter didn't manage to swallow first, we wrote alot of letters to the tooth fairy explaining the situation :O) Another fab read, I must update mine one day! x

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  9. Happy 10.75 birthday, Bob! You really received some wonderful gifts!

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