Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Special day

Sometimes special days feel like days to be endured rather than enjoyed.  I have such a wonderful husband who went out of his way to make me happy yesterday.   He actually started on Sunday when he took Audra to the store to get the supplies to bake my birthday cake.  They came home with a strawberry cake mix (Audra's favorite) and Skittles (Audra's favorite).  I left the house so that I wouldn't interfere.  I wanted the cake to be their gift to me.  At one point I called home and Audra told me, "Dad just got back."  It turns out that they were following the directions just fine and then the dog wanted to go outside.  Richard left Audra by herself for a few seconds and told her to add 1 1/3 cups of water.  She didn't realize that the glass measuring cup she was using actually held 2 cups so she ended up doubling the amount of water.  When Richard returned from letting the dog out, he said, "This looks really runny.  Show me how much water you put in."  They had to start over and go back to the store for another mix.
The cake turned out great and the kids had fun decorating it with Skittles that spelled out "Mom" and with every other cake decoration they could find--ballerinas, candles, Goofy, horses, etc.  I took a picture with my cell phone, but I don't know how to transfer that here.  
I was having trouble deciding what I wanted for my birthday.  I finally narrowed it down to a new camera or new athletic shoes.  At the ASK race on Saturday my old camera finally quit so I said something like, "I hope I get a camera for my birthday."  Richard got a funny look on his face and said, "Well, isn't that interesting timing."  He had already bought a gift card for me to get the shoes because he figured the camera was working so it could wait!  I'm SURE I will enjoy the shoes.  They are the ones that are supposed to improve your posture and tighten your muscles just by putting them on your feet.  I feel better just thinking about them!



Lauren said...

I hope you had a wonderful day.
I love that they made you a cake!
I hope you feel so special, because you are!!! I loved what Richard posted for you... so sweet!
Happy Birth-week!!!
love, Lauren

Reba said...

It sounds like you had a special day...how sweet that they made a cake for you! I cannot wait to hear what you think of the shoes. I am looking at some but need to hear testimonials. :)