A day or two ago, David and I were talking and he was saying that his birthday felt different this year. Not only did we not really have anything planned, but he also got to stay home with the kids while I worked a ten hour shift at Wal-Mart. As I was leaving I wished him a Happy Birthday and realized that I forgot to remind the girls that it was daddy's birthday. The fun thing about kids is if they know it is your birthday they are going to go out of their way to say something cute or do something fun to make your birthday special. The problem is that they have to remember when the birthdays are. On my way to work I called Ella and reminded her it was her dad's birthday. I thought they would wish him Happy Birthday and maybe make him a card, but with the help of Grandpa, Grandma, and myself they make Daddy's birthday pretty fun.
Halfway through the day Grandpa and Grandma came to the house, brought Dave his present of antique books, and took Dave and the kids to lunch. While they were out the kids said they wanted to buy "dad" a present, so Grandma helped them find a present. They also told Grandma that they wanted to make cupcakes him. Grandma convinced them to let Grandpa buy him some, which turned into them buying a birthday cake. The kids now had cake and a present hidden in Ella's room waiting for me to come home.After work Elena called me and asked me if I would get some candles for the cake. Just for fun I picked up some "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle" plates and masks to go with the cake.