Yesterday my wife successfully pulled off a legitimate surprise party for my birthday, which until now I honestly didn’t think was possible. We had already planned for my parents to come down for the weekend and stay at our apartment, which for me was a big step on its own. Even though I’ve lived on my own for the past 16 years, this was the first time my parents actually came and stayed with me. Kind of a big deal in the feeling-grown-up sense. Previously I either had roommates, lived in too small of a place or lived a couple thousand miles away. Not quite that convenient.
Just after finishing dinner my phone rang. It was the apartment main entrance downstairs; someone wanting to get buzzed in. All they said was “Delivery” so I buzzed them in, highly dubious. It turns out it was my sister and four of her kids! I was really surprised! Not that I didn’t think they would come down, really, but I know it can be a big deal to get that many kids all moving in the same direction and out the door in any orderly manner. Then, to make everyone feel less intimidated by my new found beard powers, my wife also made everyone beard masks. So crafty. she really has skills. She also made an awesome cake with a dinosaur on top. How many people’s wives would make a dinosaur cake for them? Not many, I’ll tell you what.
The only way to finish off an awesome party with family was a few rounds of Kinect Fruit Ninja on the xbox 360. It was a lot of fun, especially for the kids who were jumping around and getting really into it. Not so much for my downstairs neighbors who I’m sure now hate me and are planning malicious ways to take me out. But then again, you can’t please everyone.