Sunday was my husband’s birthday.. the big FOUR OHHH!
Still can’t believe it. We met 21 years ago on the eve of his 19th birthday, and here we are now both 40 year olds. Craziness.
So my husband. Here are some fun things you need to know about him… he is a real nice man, loves traveling and making me laugh, hardworking, great father, always level headed, extremely talented yet humble, which also means he is not big into being showered with gifts. Especially for his bday or anything. It can be frustrating for me at times, cause I am all about the hoopla of gifts and birthdays..uhm, especially my own. Does that make me narcissistic or festive? idk haha I just like to celebrate everything because life is too short not to.
Ok, so as I was stealthily starting to plan a party for him he casually asked not to have a surprise bday during dinner… two months ago. Actually said, he didn’t want a party at all this year. *frown face* (I had thrown him a surprise bday for his 30th; I was 9 months pregnant with our youngest then..what a time!) After a week of moping, because it really did depress me for some reason, I think he saw how bummed out I was about that decision and he started coming around talking about having a get together. He kept stating he wanted no surprise and only his family and closest friends. Ok I can live with that! *happy face*
You ask and you shall receive, my love!
Some of the deets…
The cake. So I got an ice cream cake on the sly, he may have asked for no surprise party but some things are better a surprise, right? I ordered the cake from our fav ice cream place, Mad Maggie’s in North Andover. The cake was one layer Coffee & Cookies and one layer Chocolate Chip. Uhm, if you need to get an ice cream cake, I highly recommend Mad Maggie’s. IT WAS THE BEST CAKE EVER! And the staff was so great to work with. Especially, if you have nut allergies. They treat their cakes in the same manner as when they scoop it fresh..new clean scoops, they use the gallons of ice cream from the back and their cookie/fudge center is all made on premises, so there’s no cross contamination. Which was a big bonus for us with our oldest daughter.
The restaurant. My husband picked Tulip in Stoneham because he really enjoyed it when we went two years ago. They have a big Sunday buffet set up, and its variety is quite good..plus it has a teppanyaki section so I liked it, too. We had a great experience with the food Sunday. We ended up in the smaller function room, and aside from the bad lighting in that space, it worked out great. Everything from the buffet was fresh and delicious, and the drinks were pretty awesome, too. I drank single scorpion bowls that were big enough for three ppl..which I had two because scorpion bowls, annnd I didn’t share. haha Their Mai Tais were real good too, and I saw a lot of you with the tall versions, so I know you were happy hahah.
What I am saying is we all were having a reaaaaal good time. 🙂
During our drive home, he told me he loved every bit of his day. He loves his family and best friends more than anything and his happiness is all I could ever ask for after all that he does for us.
Here are pix from Sunday.
Thanks for reading!