Friday, September 30, 2011

his 33rd birthday


it was our main man's birthday yesterday
it was pretty low key
we had sushi for lunch
birthday cake in the afternoon
and then left the girls with my parents
and headed into the city to enjoy dinner with friends

of course when i asked him what we wanted for his birthday he replied with
"nothing..."
but i wasn't about to give him nothing since he does so much for us

i sat the girls down and asked them to tell me 
why they loved their dad, 
i wrote all the answers down and they took turns illustrating each reason
and that's how we came up with his gift
"33 reasons why we love Daddy!"

here is a small sampling of what they came up with












as you can see they came up with some pretty funny stuff! 
my favorite is reason # 11: he doesn't smell 
this was one of pia's... and i guess lack of smell is important when it comes to love! haha.

17 comments:

Dena B said...

I laughed out loud ... I love the "Handsome" one, mostly because he looks so dashing in the picture ;) What a great idea. I might have to steal that one! xo

EnchantedHoneyBee said...

That is the sweetest thing ever!!! While I was reading your post how you said he wanted nothing of course i knew you were still going to do something! i love it, fantastic job to you and the children :)

Sarah said...

This is so precious and I'm sure it just melted his heart. You and your little girls are so sweet. Such a good idea. I'm definitely remember this one =)

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

simplyvonne said...

this just made me chuckle! what a great idea and money definitely can not buy this gift.

Tang said...

Haha so sweet! Happy birthday to your man! And I'm glad that he doesn't smell! :)

Koru Kate said...

Aww, what a sweet, personal gift to treasure!

Ellyn said...

I love this! I love how you stoke their creativity, jozen! :)

Becky said...

What a sweet little booklet! Our main man's bday is coming up this week too and like yours he answered "nothing" when I asked what he wanted to do, have to eat, etc. Me and the girls are planning a little party anyway...

The Arizona Russums said...

your husband cleans the bathroom!? amazing! definitely a keeper!

Sini said...

Ooh haha so sweet! Your husband is a keeper yes, doing all this :D

flora said...

what a great idea!

Sandy a la Mode said...

WOW!! that is such a cute present!!! i gotta save that idea for when my kids grow up!!! :D

Sandy a la Mode said...

well i have to have kids first... ;)

Jessica said...

omg totally cute gift idea from kids I love this! Cataloging it away for my future fam :)

Mixie Studio said...

cute idea! Love the little booklet of the girls' doodles :)

Gina said...

I found your blog through Arizona Russums, and I'm glad I did! This post is SOOOOOO CUTE!!! I remember when my daughter had little booklets like this here you posted, with all her little drawings (I miss that;)
Thanks for sharing!

Mind Your Ps 'n' Qs said...

What a great idea! I may steal this one!
http://mindpnq.com/