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.