We like to make birthdays special around here. That doesn't mean expensive, just special. We don't do much for Valentines Day, Mothers or Fathers Day, but we do like to have a good birthday celebration. And Caleb just so happened to have a birthday a bit ago.
We celebrated the night before his birthday with some cake with my family. Wyatt is huge into birthdays, and made sure my entire family, Grandma & Grandpa included, wore their party hats. Party hats were at the top of his get-list for Daddy's birthday.
Wyatt helped me the next morning to make Daddy's birthday breakfast in bed (and by help I mean he was quiet on the couch watching Curious George while we let Cabe sleep a bit more). Of course, as soon as he caught on to what was happening, Wyatt wanted in on this whole awesome eat-in-bed thing.
Caleb took a half day off, so we went about our regularly scheduled Tuesday morning activities - gymnastics class and a haircut for Wyatt. We arrived back home in time to wrap Caleb's gifts before we went out to lunch.
Wyatt was super excited to help with the wrapping, but as soon as I pulled out the gifts, he became confused and got all teary. "But where are all the toys?!?!" I tried explaining that for his birthday he got toys, but for Daddy's birthday, Daddy gets things that Daddy wants. "Daddy toys" if you will. It only sort of satisfied him, and I tried my hardest not to laugh as he tried to compose himself and help me wrap. I'd broken his little heart! He perked up though when it was time to let Cabe open them, and of course, the party hats were brought out again.
Wyatt's gift to Caleb - but really, mostly because Wyatt knows Daddy would share.
I got Caleb a fly fishing set - outfit - whatever they call it. He used to go quite often before we were married, but he's never had his own. Now that we're back home and near his brother and some friends who like to go, I thought it was high time we get him a pole. And high time he have some sort of fun thing to go do in his spare time. Wyatt is also excited to go fishing with Daddy!
(Also, I surprised him by planning a guys night with all our guy friends that weekend. He always teases me about all the girls nights I go on, and I always tell him he can and SHOULD go out with the guys. See a guy movie! Eat themselves sick with BBQ! They never plan it though, so I took matters into my own hands.)
For lunch, Caleb requested Five Guys, and Wyatt is only too happy to oblige. I don't know which of them likes that place more. Anywhere that Wyatt can spend the entire time cracking peanuts is good for him.
Did you even question whether the hat had to come?
Knowing we had a full evening planned, I wanted Wyatt to get a nap in. So we all went home and took a nap! How awesome is that? Even better, the nap seemed to be some magical do-over machine. Before we all fell asleep it had been cloudy and had rained all morning. When we woke up it was sunny, with almost no clouds to be seen. It was kindof awesome - and slightly eery.
And what do you think Caleb wanted to do on his birthday afternoon off?
Take his son to his most favorite place in the entire world (okay, in Utah), Boondocks. A local miniature golf / raceway / arcade / bowling alley etc. etc. etc. So that's what we did.
We then met a bunch of our friends for dinner and had everyone over after for cake and ice cream. It was a full day, an awesome day, a day fit for our very favorite person. Only the best for him.