Friday, February 10, 2012

Birthday Week!

Here in our house, we do 'Birthday Week!'. We mostly do this so Landon isn't over whelmed with Birthday stuff right on his birthday. He always has gifts sent to him from our family and I feel he appreciates the gifts he gets from them a little more when that is the only gift he gets that day. He plays with it and calls to thank whoever got it for him. I don't know if I would do this is we had more kids, but it sure is fun doing it now!

The Navy life is never as you want it to be. You don't get to pick when they are gone or home and date ALWAYS change. J was all set to be home for Little's birthday. He was going to be home the day before! Then something happened and they came home early. They said they weren't going to leave till their next set time, then it changed, and changed again.....he was going to leave a few days before Little's Birthday. I was crushed. It was going to be the first Birthday he had missed. I think I would have been fine with it if I had known the whole time....but it kept changing. I was sad.

So Birthday week started with Daddy home. We went to Rainforest Cafe for our big dinner the first night since J was leaving. We had a blast as usual and L got the cutest little elephant to add to his many others.

Then J didn't leave.

We had more Birthday fun over the weekend! Lunch, movies and tons of at home family fun(with a gift from family opened each night). Then on Sunday night we surprised L with his favorite cake, candles and a loud edition of 'Happy Birthday'. Monday morning we got up early, got DD and took Daddy to the boat to leave. At 8PM we got a call to come bring him dinner! They didn't leave again! Haha. The next day or so, them leaving was called off. He WAS going to be home for everything! Hahaha. Gotta love the Navy!

So J got to spend the rest of the week with us and Thank goodness, got to help with the party!

Little woke up on his birthday to Balloons covering his floor and streamers blocking him in his room. He loved it! Later that day, J got out of work early and was able to take cupcakes to Little's class with me. L was sooo excited that his Dad was there and even more excited when he got to stay and help out in the class for the rest of the day!

The week ended with the Birthday party. It was a long week, but I'm sure it's the things like this that Little will always remember(or I hope he does!)


Becky said...

What a great idea, I'd love to do something similar when I have kids one day. So happy J was able to spend the entire week with you!