Monday, April 20, 2009

John's Birthday in Review

First, we marveled at my made-from-scratch German Chocolate Cake with coconut/pecan icing.
(ok, ok, I did most of the marveling - I was so proud of myself)
Next, we sang Happy Birthday . . .
And ate the cake.
I'm not sure Megan liked it . . .

Hmmmmmm . . .
John couldn't wait to get outside and enjoy his gift.
(No, it wasn't a year membership to the spa for massages like last year. Darn recession!)

It was his very own herb garden.

Megan and I went to the garden store to pick up the pot and the herbs.
I told her not to tell daddy where we were or what we were doing.
The second we walked into the house, she ran to find John and said,
"Daddy, we went to the garden store and bought you a prize.
It has lots of holes in it."
Since John asked for an herb pot and herbs for his birthday, I think he kinda knew what was coming. Next time I'm leaving her home when I buy the birthday present!


OhioFamOf4 said...

I'm pondering herbs. Let me know how that Stevia does. Thinking about basil as well because I love to make homemade pesto.

Kristina P. said...

That cake looks delicious. For a German Chocolate cake. I hate coconut, but my husband loves these too! We have to compromise on his birthday.

Peterson Party of 5 said...

Cute pics!

Jillene said...

Homemade German Chocolate cake wi the BEST!! It looks YUMMY!!

What a great herb garden thing. I might just need one for myself. Happy (late) Birthday to your hubby!!

Ruth Dunkman said...

My co-worker had a similar story. Her husband took their 4-year-old shopping for my friend's Christmas gift. When the little girl got home, she told my friend, "Daddy bought a necklace and earrings FOR HIMSELF!!!"

Love you, Ruth

The High Family said...

Yummy! That cake looked delicious!

My little guy can't keep secrets as well...the excitement is just too much for him to handle.

Happy belated Birthday, John! You new herb garden looks great!