The Big 3-0

In the past 30 years, my wonderful husband has done a lot of stuff. He learned to play several instruments, kicked ass in marching band, became an Eagle Scout, graduated high school, saw The Matrix in the theater 79 times, decided college wasn’t for him (it interfered with Matrix-watching time), joined the Navy, survived boot camp, became a really excellent dancer, blazed up the military ranks at wild-fire speed, got married to your truly, adopted a dog, bought a house, traveled to Japan/Hawaii/Singapore/Greece/Gibraltar on a nuclear submarine, made Chief (E7) in less than 10 years, bought a boat,  and contributed 50%  of the genetic material needed to make Baby Evan. Next up, he’s hoping to get picked up as a Limited Duty Officer and contribute some more genetic material, several times over. Since most of E’s friends are internet-based (or deployed) and extended family is a 10-hour drive, we’re going to celebrate with a nice sushi dinner and some family time. But 30th birthdays are a Big Deal so I did my best to make it a (surprise) special occasion.

Happy Birthday Sweetheart!

When I got up to feed the baby at 5 am last night I also packed a lunch for E to take to work (so he wouldn't have to hike to the cafeteria in the snow). I also included some special treats.

I also decorated the dining room for the evening's cake eating.

Did you guess the theme yet?

Carrot cake with cream cheese whipped cream frosting - E's favorite. The frosting is slowing sliding off the cake (I made it too thin) but it TASTES absofrigginlutely delicious.

Baby Evan helped with the frosting.

And this is a picture from our craft project this morning, when Baby Evan made daddy his first of many birthday finger paintings. The gift is the only thing that's still a surprise.

I don't think the Crayola people had this in mind when they labeled it "non-toxic".

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7 Responses to “The Big 3-0”

  1. Raincheckmom says:

    Very happy birthday to Evan II! Hope you enjoy your evening. Nice job on the 30 birthday theme Suzanne! Really sweet…

  2. Brigid Keely says:

    Oh my gosh! That 30 theme is so cute and clever!

  3. Erin says:

    Happy B-Day Big E!!!!

  4. Happy Birthday Evan! I love the theme and OMG Baby E eating finger paint is super cute too! You should print and frame that one as part of his pressie (and yes, I realize it’s like 8pm on his b-day)

  5. andrea says:

    Aw, too sweet! Happy birthday to Evan! Your little one is such an artist! I bet you are going to get a colorful surprise in tomorrow’s diaper ;)

  6. yay!! happy dirty thirty to daddy-o!! good job on honoring your mister! those wonderful fellas can easily get lost in the mix of baby nutso-land, but they are oh so important despite probably/perhaps/if your family is anything like mine, not getting enough props most of the time… ;D

    happiest of birthdays to mr. evan! cheers!

  7. Emmie Bee says:

    Happy Birthday, Mr. Bebehblog! Thirty is a big deal & it seems that he has accomplished much. Happy thirtieth Evan! Even though we don’t even internet-know your hubs, he’s obviously a winner because DUH! He has you & baby! Clearly, your creativity it demonstrated here & I think E3’s birthday will be AWESOME. So creative, I may steal this 30 of everything idea for my hubs 30th on the 27th.

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