Thursday, February 28, 2008

HE'S GETTING OLDER and GRUMPIER

hiding for dad's surprise

waiting for dad at his surprise party

rob's cheesecake that annelies made for him


well i am not too good at the birthday thing. rob is one to get himself whatever he wants whenever he wants it! (in moderation of course) so this birthday, just like every other birthday, fathers day and anniversary, i was clueless as too what he might want. i picked up on little hints now and then as to what he might need so i got those things..... like a new pair of jeans or a fondue kit to do with the kids, etc.... well those were apparently not what he wanted. oh, well. other than gifts, i think rob had a pretty good birthday. the kids and i woke up early and decorated the kitchen for a surprise party and made him his favorite applesauce cookies! the kids had been so excited to have a surprise party for him, so the night before they made a happy birthday banner and they each made a personal card for him. he was thrilled and enjoyed that the kids put such an effort into making his birthday special. Jakob was not too thrilled that it was somebody's birthday other than his own, but after some convincing and some "calming down" he was okay with it. that night rob and i went to dinner with friends and had a fun night chatting with them. i hope rob had a good birthday..... it didn't compare to mine, but all in all it think it was nice and relaxing!

4 comments:

Will & Natalie Giddens said...

Happy Birthday to Rob! Shanna, you forgot to post exactly how old Rob is now. Or maybe that was on purpose?!? Either way, I think you guys did awesome. Especially Annelies and that cheesecake. Wow, she's talented!!

The Tait Family said...

looks like fun. you need you have nico add more to his blog!

Rob, Shanna, and the Fabulous Five said...

i know! he is not as into it as i had imagined he would be. he loves to write so i don't know what the problem is.

Joe said...

Happy Birthday Rob, you should've had Shanna wrap up that Beretta fleece vest from Lenox....