This is a new addition to my decor, and I was SO excited to use it! I'll be sure to lay it out on my birthday, so Nate knows to put it up. It makes me very happy.
I'm pretty sure I get way more excited about Nate's presents than he does. Though he was pretty stoked about this NEW kind of Root Beer he hasn't tried yet.
He also got Almond Rocha (I don't know why he loves this stuff so much), and a car jack so he can work on the cars (?), and...
Classic Stockton. These were all things he has asked for in the past. Nate said his Jazz collection is now complete. I don't know if he is actually ever going to wear this one, or keep it in it's packaging and frame it. He was quite surprised.
It wouldn't be a Nate birthday without his banana cream pie. I was pretty excited when I found these candles, because 27 candles would have been WAY too many. ;)
I also surprised him with a movie date and I think that was his favorite gift. We really love going to the movies, but haven't gone once since we moved to Ridgecrest. And since the baby was born, we haven't been on a date at all. So I think it meant a lot to him. I was happy to make him happy, even though I spent the last 45 minutes of Iron Man 2 wishing the fight scenes would just get on with it, because I was worried about my baby. Nate's birthday weekend ended appropriately with an AWESOME Brazil Night. We have done this once before and we love it. There are several guys in our ward who served in Brazil. So we get together and feast on delicious homemade Brazilian food and let the boys reminisce about their missions. He couldn't have asked for a better birthday, in my opinion. I think it all made it a little easier to transition into old man-ness. :)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LOVE! Sure am glad you were born!