Sunday, May 24, 2009

Birthday weekend, number one

Guess who has the best wife, parents and in-laws EVER?

This guy.

Dave's birthday is on Wednesday, the 27th, so we decided to celebrate a few days early. (I've done this before by accident... I could have SWORN his birthday was on the 25th last year, so when we went to my parents' house for their annual Memorial Day Party/Bocce Tournament, I announced to my mom that we should bring out a cake on the 25th. Eh, close enough.)

Anyway, with Dave's parents coming in town this weekend, I thought it would be good to give him his present -- a Nikon D90 -- before the actual birthday, so we could all see his face when he opened it.

I wrapped a few random "presents" so Dave wouldn't see just one gift. That would've been a dead giveaway. I also decided to crush his soul every time he thought he was getting the camera.

Example: Dave is cooking in the kitchen while I'm sitting at our counter, watching and drinking. He's a little drunk, but so am I, so I ended up mentioning something about his birthday present. Singular.

Dave: I know what it is!

Me: No you don't. How do you know? What do you think?

Dave: I'm not gonna say. But you said "present," not "presents," so I think I know.

CRAP. Must throw him off. Must... lie.

Me: No, I didn't.

Dave: Pretty sure you did. You said "present."

Me: Wrong.

Dave: But, I thought... You really didn't?

Me: No.

His face fell, evidence of the crushed soul. Mission accomplished.

I did that type of thing quite a few times before Friday, just to make sure he would have no idea he was getting the camera. Worth it. He was thrilled.

And now, a few pics from the weekend:

Beautiful weather!

Saturday afternoon in Chinatown.

Most of our weekends circle around food.

...And drink. (Bubble tea! Kinda creepy, but I still like it.)

Club seats, wait staff, vodka lemonades. I hear there was a baseball game going on too.

Dave's folks.

Sunday brunch at Rockit. Dave drank coffee. His mom and I drank mimosas.

And so, our weekend of gluttony and indulgence came to an end.

Next weekend: MY parents come in town. For 5 days. Anyone who knows my dad knows he's the biggest drinker and eater pretty much ever, so it promises to be a continuation of these recent festivities. But with Manhattans.


Carrie said...

you forgot to mention that your sister is amazing.

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Allie said...

I'm so excited for Dave's new camera! I have the same one, and I love it. Looking forward to some awesome photos.

Marie said...

Sounds like the perfect birthday weekend! And two thumbs up on the awesome gift you got him!

Anonymous said...

Looks like the camera is working out well! I'm *loving* mine.

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Anonymous said...

I would love a new camera. Although mine is but a year or so old, it's very simple and I want something with more features and better zoom. Let us know how he likes it after he's used it for awhile. Oh and mimosas are the best :)

Brick Cedar said...

OMG TAKE PICTURES. And text me every time your dad says something funny, racist, or judgmental.

Whiskeymarie said...

You're not the only one- three times in our marriage I have gotten the day wrong for my Mr's b-day. You'd think after 13 years I'd remember, but not so much.

Great pics- looks like a perfect weekend.

Anonymous said...

Mmm, Joy good

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