Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Birthday Man

Yesterday was Larry's birthday!!! Hooray!!!

I can be sneaky if I want's just really hard for me to keep a secret. I get too excited about it I think.

But I managed to keep it all in this time!! I took 1/2 a day off of work and went to purchase some of his favourite things for a dinner. I even emailed Larry and told him my boss had scheduled a meeting from 5:30-6:30, which would mean I wouldn't be home until 7:30!! See? Sneaky!

I arrived home around 3pm, unpacked the groceries and started baking a chocolate chip cookie dough cake for the ice cream cake that Larry requested. Then I started making homemade candied peanuts and cashews!

Our final menu was a trio of appetizers:
Stuffed Shrimp
Lobster Bisque

And the Main course:
Shrimp Scampi

So all the while I have my work email open on our desktop, because I needed to make it seem that I was still at work. 6:00 rolls around, and if Larry has left at 5 or so, he should be home soon. So I send a text saying the meeting was so boring, how close to home was he. He texts me back saying he just left. Crap.

I quickly turn off most of the things I was getting ready to make and plate so they don't burn/overcook. Around 6:30 I get everything going again. I set a blanket on the ground with lots of pillows and candles and even had soft jazz playing for background noise! At around 6:40 I hear the back door close, I walk into the living room to find Larry with a very confused and bewildered expression on his face. I yell SURPRISE! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

The first thing he says: Where's your car?

Anyways, we had a lovely meal together and evening...although ice cream cake is really hard to make fyi.



Cake said...

Oooh! Awesome! :D

The year before last, we couldn't afford to go away for Mr. Cake's birthday...and we'd been having a really bad few months. So I booked a hotel room and filled it with junk food and silly presents and we spent the evening eating snacks in bed and watching stupid movies, oh,v about six blocks from home. The look of surprise on his face must've been similar to Larry's...and it was AWESOME.


Sarah said...

That sounds like so much fun!!!

I love surprises!!!!