Thursday, March 31, 2011

Chris' Big Day

On February 24, my sweet husband turned 30! He couldn't believe it! It made him a little nervous but he handled it like a champ. I tried my best to make his birthday week the best ever and I think that he enjoyed it. From impromptu back scratches and massages, to being awakened in the morning by the sweet aroma of doughnuts and breakfast sandwiches, life couldn't have been better for the guy. He never takes advantage of the birthday week, so I do my best to read his mind and do the things that I know he wants but doesn't ask for.

His birthday always starts out the same, a delicious birthday breakfast of crepes. His mother started that tradition for him when he was a kid and happily past the torch on to me when we were married. It's such a fun tradition and one that I have no intention of ever stopping.

The night before Chris' birthday I had all his presents wrapped up and placed on the couch. He walked in and said that he was filled with so much anticipation and excitement to open his presents that he honestly felt like a kid on Christmas Eve. I couldn't believe it. I had brought the kid out in him. I couldn't have asked for a better reaction.

Chris opening up the memory book I made him with the help of all our family and friends. He loved it and was shocked. It turned out so good.

Mya helping Uncle Chris open his presents.

On his birthday I usually let him pick his birthday dessert. Sometimes it's a cake, other times it's been cream puffs. Whatever the birthday boy wants he gets. So this year his birthday dessert was an apple pie. So I set out to make the most festive 30th birthday apple pie I could. 3 hours later this is what I had created.

Not too shabby if I do say so myself.
And no 30th birthday pie would be complete without a 3 and a 0 sparkler candle. It was like the 4th of July in our kitchen and I will probably never use normal candles again. They were so much fun! (The picture doesn't do them justice).

Chris making his birthday wishes. Love that face.

We had our traditional birthday dinner for Chris the following night so that everybody was able to attend. All he wanted was some crawfish. At this time of year they are a little hard to find because the aren't in season, but with some help we managed to locate a little restaurant on Mobile Bay that had them shipped in fresh everyday. He was in pure heaven.

I don't know if you know this about me, but birthdays are a pretty big deal to me. I know that I take them a little too seriously, but after all, a birthday is to celebrate the day that one is born, and I don't know about you but to me that is a huge deal.

Plus..... I just love to see my man happy.

Happy Birthday My Love.