|Philadelphia, ca 2005|
Last Friday was Eric's 33rd birthday! If you take how great Eric is at celebrating birthdays, and then reverse it, you'll get how horrible I am. I swear my intentions are always good, but I have had some serious flops.
This year I was determined to raise the bar. I did, but only because my mediocre performance was better than the usual rotten performance.
Friday night we went to Ruth's Chris because I knew it was foolproof. Absolutely foolproof. It pretty much goes downhill from there though. I arranged for the kids to go to a sleepover, which seemed like an awesome idea. It was bad for a couple reasons:
- Although very excited for their sleepover, the kids were heartbroken they 'missed' Eric's birthday.
- I surprised Eric with the empty house, and he took it much harder than expected. He was really looking forward to seeing the kids. I don't think he ever quit worrying about them enough to enjoy it =( I even picked them up an hour early the next morning.
|Packing for the sleepover.|
Saturday, once we were reunited as a family, we went for a make-up birthday lunch at California Pizza Kitchen. The kids were a bit ornery from lack of sleep the night before. Woops. Otherwise, that part was good.
Later on Saturday the kids and I made Eric rice crispy treats (his favorite). I thought it would be extra fun if I let the kids loose with a frosting pen. Apparently, Eric is a rice crispy treat purist. Again, woops.
Eric is an amazing dad and husband, we are so very lucky to have him. I wish his birthday would have gone better, but at least I'll have something to work on for next year.
|Eric on Davecation, ca 2012|