For Steve's birthday this year, his parents came up and surprised him. It was really fun getting to have them here for the weekend. They came on Friday while he was still at school. I thought it would be fun for us to pick Steve up from work in our van, but have his parents in the front seat. So that's just what we did. The anticipation of his reaction had us all on the edge of our seats. Lily and Amara were especially excited to see what he would do. Then out he walked. He squinted at the driver (he couldn't find his glasses), realized it wasn't me, and then realized it was his dad. His expression was that of mild surprise. It was obvious he didn't expect what he saw, but he didn't do the dramatic-drop-of-the-jaw-and-wide-eyes that Lily thought he would do.
Steve's birthday was actually on Saturday and it was awesome. The girls got up early and decorated the house with grandma and grandpa's help. We let Steve sleep in, but as soon as he was ready to get up, he was bombarded with decorations, birthday wishes, and gifts. He is so special to us!
|The girls lined the hall with their stuffed animals to greet Steve.|
Time for gifts! Work gloves and a beautiful reunion photo book from Steve's parents, as well as money to help pay for a new front door deadbolt.
He looks tired in the picture below, but truly he loved everything. The girls gave him some candy- starbursts and peanut butter m&m's. I got him some sweet handheld artillery, also known as a slingshot. And thanks to Tom, Steve's big gift was that we got his car working again. Now he can go to school early and not have to wait for the rest of his family!