Our whirlwind summer of events is almost over! For a few weeks there, it was REALLY crazy! Wedding, honeymoon, Fourth of July, then SURPRISE! Scott turned 40, and I threw him a party! It's nice to finally relax this summer! On the night of his actual birthday, Kaitlin and I made cupcakes, then we went to Hula Hut for dinner. It was a great night spent with family, the kids got him some really cool gifts, and he was almost convinced that was all we were doing to celebrate...
Then came the fun part...Saturday night surprise party! I had invited our parents and some of our dearest friends over for a party in the backyard complete with catered BBQ. He figured I had something up my sleeve, but neither of us expected how much fun it would turn out to be!
Scott and his Birthday Cake
The first surprise of the night was the cake. My mom said she was making several Texas sheet cakes, but brought the cake above instead. It was a replica of his groom's cake, because Mom felt sorry for him that he had only gotten the one bite I fed him. What an awesome surprise... although we're STILL eating cake!!!
Mark and the kids with the rocket
Before the party, we split up into "guy car" and "girl car" and did a little bonding shopping with the fam. The girls brought home all kinds of purses and accessories, and the guys brought home a 7 foot rocket. Little did we know how much of a hit it would be at the party! Watching Mark and the kids try to figure out how to work the rocket was hysterical! (Kaitlin finally decided to read the instructions...) The launch was a new set of laughs, because it wouldn't go in the direction they wanted it to....it insisted on landing in the overgrown field of weeds behind our house repeatedly! Since boys never really outgrow their toys, I have a feeling we'll be seeing much more of the rocket...
The Longhorn Walker
Once we sent the kids upstairs, the last surprises of the night were revealed... it was time for Scott to realize that it was a "gag-gifts only" party! He received some classics: a beer disguised as Geritol, M&Ms disguised as Viagra, brain teaser books, sippie cups, a remote with oversized buttons, and la pièce de résistance...the longhorn walker.
Overall, the party was a huge success, and I think everyone had a great time...I know we did! Scott had a fantastic birthday, and I've had a lot of fun coming up with new, exciting recipes for all the leftover barbecue we have! :)