Happy 26th Birthday Ryan!!! This year we celebrated it a few times. The weekend before we went to Joe's Crab Shack with my parents and nephew for dinner. Ryan was a trooper while they sang to him.
"I got crabs from this horse"
When they were singing to him, they would have him yet "he got crabs from this horse" We weren't sure why.
I always seem to wrap his presents in grocery ads due to their weird size. This year he got 2 sets of rubber mats for his truck, a leather man and Step Brothers. He got two sets b/c I had already bought him a set from the dealership and later that night he called me and said that Costco had a set. I said to go ahead and get them so he wouldn't think I already had some for him. His set was $15 and mine was $110. We took my set back, I think it was a good decision.
That night we went to Pei Wei for his birthday dinner. He doesn't like cake so I made him a banana cream pie and coconut cream pie. I always make him blow candles out while I sing. He is a trooper.
For the past few years I have tried to throw him a surprise party and he has found out every time. I thought for sure this year I could trick him. I decided to throw the party the day after his birthday. He thought I was throwing a surprise party on his real birthday bc Todd McClellan asked him to go to the shooting range and I said he could go. Ryan thought I was trying to get him out of the house and I thought I would be the "cool" wife and let him go. When he got home and was unwrapping his presents he asked if I had people hiding in our house. I told him no. Little did he know....there would be people hiding the next day...
On Saturday I was making cup cakes while he was gone and while I was pulling them out of the oven he pulled in the drive way. I scrambled to hide them but he saw me doing that. He had a clue what was going on. When he got home from work everyone came out and yelled "SURPRISE!!"
He wasn't to surprised but it was till a fun party.
|Daniel Dawson, Ryan Tyler Francis|
|Kylie Francis, Claire Francis, and Liz Dawson|
|Phil enjoying the 7 layer dip|
|Todd and Malory. Molly found a comfy spot on Mallory's lap, she stayed there for awhile|
After the party, we went swimming. Ryan "borrowed" Christine's top and was all ready to go.
After it was all said and done, it was a pretty fun birthday. I have come to the conclusion that I am horrible at throwing surprise parties. One year I will get him.