For Ahdoo’s birthday, he actually had to work during the day. That allowed us the opportunity to make him a thoughtful, homemade present. He got home around 5pm, and we pounced to give it to him.
We found every single picture of him that we had in the RV and made a book out of them. It was created to the backdrop of the medieval ages and it was a lot of fun. It was about him leaving for Virginia and leaving his family behind to fight a battle (do his job). His girls missed him and could no longer be apart. He bought them a new “portable” castle (the R.V.) and valiant steed (the truck) and swooped in to rescue them. They journeyed across the land, and once they got to their new destination, they fought the battle together. The End…ish.
After he opened his present, MHG wrote a song for him and performed it. It was so very sweet. (For the record, she doesn’t actually know how to play guitar, but she does a good job improvising. I am teaching her piano however, and she’s getting quite good at that!)
After she got done performing her sweet song for him, there was a round of kisses and thank you’s…and popsicles, then a trip to Wal*Mart. We got Cindy her belated birthday present of the Flintstone car thingy that they push around with their own feet. She loves that thing.
We got home, started the grill and firepit, and threw his steak and our burgers (and my vegan “smart” dog) on. Everything was delicious and it was nice to get to have a real chill, peaceful birthday celebration. (He doesn’t like cake…or ice cream…so none of that hooplah.)
We all went inside and the girls rough-housed around with him for a good hour or so. Eventually, I played the bad guy, broke up the party and made everyone go to bed.
I know he wasn’t able to be with his buddies (He calls them his “Elites”) on his special day (or his family for that matter), but I think he still had a good day. We love him very much and once again, we were happy to just be able to celebrate the day with him…unlike last year.
Happy 33rd Birthday honey…I love you so very much! You are an amazing Husband and friend to me, Father to our girls, and Provider to us all. You ask for very little, yet offer so much. You know the right thing to say to me at any given moment. You truly are my soulmate in this life and in lives past...and hopefully in lives future. I will follow you to the ends of the Earth…forever.
“..Hello, I love you, won’t you tell me your name. Hello, I love you, let me jump in your game…”—The Doors