Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Happy 26th Birthday, Mr. G

Mr. G is constantly doing things for me and Baby G and so I really wanted to do something special for him on his birthday.  His birthday wasn't until Sunday, but I decided to start early so Friday night Mr. G and I went on our very first date since Baby G was born.  Mr. G's choice of restaurant was Applebees...which is ironic since that was the place of our very first date almost 5 years ago.
 The birthday boy!!!  I was lucky to even get him to smile for this picture...I think he was feeling self-conscious about his wife taking pictures of him in the middle of our dinner.  He was a little more cooperative once his waitress started bringing out a present with each course of the meal.  Just a little surprise I had ready for him....and boy was he surprised.
Then the last course...dessert....came with not just a present.  It came also with a song.  
Friday's date night went great but I still had more planned....and he didn't have a clue.  When he pulled into the driveway Saturday evening he was shocked to see the people at our house and a bonfire in the backyard.  He was so surprised that he actually stopped in the middle of the road with his mouth hung open.  The perfect reaction to his surprise birthday party.
After giving the birthday boy a big hug I headed over to take pictures of the kiddos playing in the leaves.

 Each one enjoyed throwing the leaves up in the air....
 And having me take their picture.

 It did make for some cute pictures.
Baby G didn't understand throwing the leaves in the air so the other three kids stood around him and on the count of three they threw the leaves at him.  

 Then we did one group picture.  It turned out kind of cool.
After playing in the leaves we cooked some hot dogs over the fire for a portion of our supper.... We also had chili, Hawaiian sandwiches, deviled eggs, fresh veggies, chips, and much more.   After dinner we all headed outside....

 For the bonfire.  Mr. G had told me that one of his favorite memories as a kid was always having a bonfire party for his birthday.
 It was a wonderful evening....
Spending time together....
In front of the fire.
Isn't this a cute couple.  My brother had to miss part of the party because he was baptizing two little boys from his church....but my nephew did a good job of filling in while he was gone.
I got a picture of another cute couple, as well, sharing a blanket and a cup of hot chocolate.
 And here's my favorite picture of the night...with the birthday boy and sweet Baby G.
 Baby G enjoyed himself a big ole marshmallow while sitting by the fire.
 He looked so cute in his stocking hat.

 I couldn't wait to get my hands on him...sticky marshmallow goo and all.
 It was a good time for a family photo....but Baby G was too focused on licking the marshmallows off his fingers.
 Then it was time for smores.
 Perfect action shot of Mr. G chowing down on his smore....Mozzie's reaction in the background makes it even better.
 She made herself one really good looking smore.

 My brother was able to make it back in time for cake and ice cream.
Looks like Baby G is wanting some cake.

Nothing like ending the night in the tub!
I think everyone enjoyed themselves during Mr. G's surprise birthday party...I know I did.  And based on the thank you and big kiss Mr. G gave me at the end of the night I think he enjoyed it too.  At least I hope he did...because Lord knows he truly deserves it.  Happy Birthday, sweetheart!!!


Party Of Four said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby! Looks like everyone had fun! I threw a surprise party this weekend too. But it was for my parents. They are so much work, but so much fun. Great job!

Anonymous said...

We didn't know about the party. We would've come down.