Somewhere in all the commotion of family coming and family going, Darren managed to finally turn 29 something. (cough, cough, thirty)
Big day for Darren hey. awwwh.
Anyways, since his family was visiting we did a huge breakfast in the morning, and then headed out to the beach. We even stopped for some chips under the bridge (a must if you're visiting Sarnia) And after a day of seeing the sights (okay like 3 hours) we headed home to get ready to go out for supper. Darren picked Red Lobster.
Right before we got ready to go, I gave him his birthday present. This gift took little effort on my part, but I must say I was up gluing and assembling it all together the night before, with the kids "helping" me, if you know what I mean.
So I decided to give him 30 things for his 30th birthday.
I started by buying a big sturdy base (plant pot in this case) and I bought some of that styrofoam plant stuff to stick in the bottom. I knew I had lots of gift cards and I didn't want them getting lost at the bottom, so I came up with a plan. I took coffee stir sticks and hot glued laundry pegs to the tops.
The sticks poked into the styrofoam base, and the clips were able to hold up all sorts of goodies; gift cards, chocolate bars, candy etc.
I filled in the gaps with the rest of his gifts. Tied some balloons to the basket and voila. Gift done.
It was super low key while he dug around checking out his goodies.
I couldn't believe that my hubby (the tree hugger) didn't even own a "green" t-shirt. Until now that is. wink.
His favorite candy... skittles in 5 different flavours.
And his gift from Lily. A little red box, full of birthday treasures. (toys from her room)
We went out to dinner after this, and we got seperated at the border (2 different vehicles) and Darren's family ended up getting lost (thanks to some bad directions), we waited very patiently at the restaurant until they found us, and the kids even got to pet a lobster. They thought that was awesome, I felt sorry for it... soon after it was somebody's dinner. Poor guy.
We did cake the next day, since we were stuffed from the restaurant. And Darren requested Skor Cake.
And for anyone that is interested this is the 30 things I got for Darren.
- Dairy Queen gift card
- Walmart gift card
- Subway gift card
- Canadian Tire gift card
- Game Stop gift card
- Bulk Barn gift card
- Movie Theater gift card
- Skittles candy (x5)
- Nerds candy
- Mars Bar
- Kool-Aid packets (x3)
- Cherry blaster candy
- Screwdriver set
- Aeropostale T-shirts (x2)
- Dill pickle popcorn flavour
- Peanut Butter cups
- Laffy Taffy
- Balloons (yes, I counted the balloons towards his gift... you start getting desperate around 27 items)
Now Darren feels old, and I bug him about being married to such a young woman who's still in her 20's. Even funnier, what guy do you know can say he had 4 kids before he turned 30? haha, not many.