Wednesday, July 1, 2009

What a Guy!!

Last week was my birthday and, as always, Joe went to a lot of effort to make it a wonderful one. I woke up around 6:30 to the sound of a balloon popping in the living room. He and the boys were out there decorating with balloons and streamers, it looked great. After checking out what all the commotion was, I was sent back to bed. A little while later they brought me breakfast in bed, french toast with fresh strawberries, mmmm! After cleaning up the kitchen and the boys, he went into work a little late. Before leaving, he let me know that he'd taken the afternoon off and would be home around lunchtime. After he got home I got to do whatever I wanted (which included some shopping for myself and by myself, some quiet time to read and a nap!). Meanwhile, Joe was decorating my birthday cake...he'd baked it (from scratch) the night before and he spent the afternoon assembling. He's called my mom and gotten the specific recipes so that he could make just what I'd wanted. It was wonderful!
After we were all up from our naps, we had the "birthday party" with the boys. This was when I opened my presents and we had cake and ice cream. We spent the rest of the afternoon playing with the new Wii Fit that I'd was a little awkward with my growing tummy, but still fun!
My folks came over in the evening to babysit so that we could go out to dinner (and it was supposed to be a movie also but we got mixed up on the movie times and ended up being WAY late so we decided to go a different time).
All around, it was a wonderful birthday. I felt loved and spoiled, it was great! I'm so grateful for my wonderful husband and all that he does for me. So, one year older...and inching closer to the big 3-0, just two more years... yikes that's weird to think about!


Melanie said...

Happy Birthday!

Joe is great. That is so awesome....a cake from scratch and all of the above. You lucky girl!

So when are you going to take a picture of you "growing belly" and share it with the rest of the world? I just love growing bellies (as long as their pregnant ones).

Valerie said...

Happy Birthday Chari! I want to know how the Wii Fit works out for ya....;)

PHWSF said...

Happy Birthday Chari! You are so spoiled! That's awesome! It sounds like you had a wonderful day... again! ( I remember your birthday post from last year too!!! LOL) I sure miss running with you! Someday we'll do it again! :) That is, after you have your baby and I can wake up at 5:30 in the morning again! :)

PHWSF said...

Oops, just realized I'm signed in with my other account... this is Jaynee by the way, just in case you were wondering! LOL

Woodrich Family said...

So glad you had a happy birthday! That Joe, he's a keeper!! I second the picture request. There's nothing cuter than a growing pregnant belly!