Friday, December 16, 2005

Sing It With Me (AGAIN!)

Happy Birthday to my husband!

(Though technically, your mother gave birth to you 32 years ago yesterday, we postponed celebrating until the weekend.) So today (give or take a day) is your birthday! YEAH!

Let's see...yesterday you were so paranoid that I'd show up at work to embarrass you. (Like the time I put confetti and balloons and signs all over your office?? or the time I brought up GIANT balloons to the clinic??) Oh well, you have a wife with a blog, and that alone is embarassing enough for any man!


I know that in reality, your birthday can't be the elaborate one I have imagined in my head. However, I can pretend in blogworld!

I turned off your alarm last night, and instead woke you up this morning with with some tender lovin'. While you were in the shower, I laid out clean clothes and a towel for you, and then made you breakfast fit for a king. We had fresh apple juice (I even picked the apples right from the tree), scrambled eggs, bacon, German pancakes with powdered sugar, fresh strawberries, blueberries, and mango slices, served with a hot plate of crepes. The children were already dressed and ready for the day as we all sat down together and enjoyed breakfast, singing songs, and laughing. The only tears were ones of laughter and cheer.

While you were at work, we cleaned the house. We scrubbed the floors, we put away all the laundry, we organized the children's clothes, we dusted the floorboards and light fixtures, we cleaned the carpets, we washed the sheets, and just for you...we decluttered every room in the house! (Since there is now the largest pile of junk on our curb, I made a few phone calls, and the garbage men will make a special trip before you get home!)

The instant you walked through the door, you smelled the aroma of something baking. Mmmmm...it was homemade flan! (Carmelized to perfection!) But not yet! The babysitter had just arrived so the two of us could go out for dinner. We went to the best five star restaurant in Louisiana. You had a plate of lobster, tuna, and shrimp while I had a steak (cooked medium rare) and a side of steamed vegetables. They served us non-alcoholic wine appropriate for every course of the meal.

After dinner, I gave you your birthday present. Somehow you hadn't yet noticed, but I had a new diamond set in your wedding ring. It was beautiful! Then you opened the envelope. It was a pair of NHL tickets to the Sharks game for 10 o'clock that night! (doesn't matter that we're 3,000 miles away from San Jose, this is MY world, so just go with it!)

When we got home (at two o'clock in the morning), you tucked the kids in and kissed them all goodnight. Then you placed your hockey puck on Bud-ah's dresser for the day he gets to attend his first NHL game and catch the puck.




I love you, BABE!
HAPPY
BIRTHDAY!

15 comments:

  1. Awww,that's the best birthday a girl can give her husband even if it's only in blogland. It's the thought tha counts right?

    Happy Birthday Nate, hope you and Mandi have a great date night tonight -- even if it's not to the Shark's game.

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  2. Happy birthday Nate (hard for me to say that without thinking of my Nate.. sorry!! and Nate is TROUBLE!)

    That is a really cute picture of the two of you!

    I love flan - send some our way!!

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  3. Now that's a nice bday. Glad it wasn't 100% true b/c I'd really feel like the worst wife in the world.

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  4. FOR A MINUTE I THOUGHT THIS WAS FOR REAL, UNTIL I GOT TO THE SCRUBBING THE FLOORS PART. I'M HAPPY TO SEE THAT YOU ARE STILL NOT IN TOUCH WITH REALITY...LOL...
    HAPPY B-DAY NATE. LOVE YOU GUYS.........

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  5. Happy Birthday Mandi's hubby! Aw girl, at least you would make it perfect if could. I loved your blogland
    birthday. So sweet. He's lucky to have you as his wife! Did you give him the tender lovin' part though? ;0) XOXO

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  6. Wow, that was some party! Happy Birthday. That picture of the two of you is GREAT!

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  7. I must admit that I was having QUITE a BLONDE moment, thinking this was all for real..... NOT BELIEVING IT... but, thinking you really did it all. How sweet of you to dream up such a wonderful birthday!

    Happy Birthday N8!

    Love-Jess

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  8. awww...so sweet! happy b`day to your hubby!

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  9. Wow.. what a blast!
    Do you go through the pain of trying to make this day very special every year?

    I like the part about just having a wife who blogs is embarassing enough.. :P It's true, sometimes my hubby is embarrassed about he things I say. But whoh cares, it's my blog, I can say anything I want.

    Happy Birthday to your hubby anyway. :P

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  10. so not only was he smart enough to marry you, but also he is cute?

    nice pick.

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  11. Aww! I love blogworld Birthdays!

    Even if you hadn't prefaced it, we would all know the reality of that not happening came when we read that you cooked and cleaned--let alone all in one day! LOL!

    Happy Birthday Nate!

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  12. P.S.

    Why are your kids in Halloween costumes for your husband's birthday?

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  13. LL, I forgot to mention that those pics are from last year. I just wanted ones w/ Nate and each of the kids...this was all I could find! But it's my pretend world, and I pretend they were taken on his birthday!

    ; )

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  14. Happy Birthday (Belated)
    Very beautiful couple!

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Oh come on-- the least you can do is say HELLO!! You didn't come all this way to turn around and walk away, did you? DID YOU??