original Birthday celebration wasn't a success, Tom made it up to me last weekend by taking Ryan and I to Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan. We have come to realize that our upbringing is partially responsible for challenges in our marriage and the way to celebrate birthdays fall into that category. Unlike Tom, I grew up with the whole day being a "special day" and spending time with my family doing something memorable. Of course I love gifts but some of my most cherished gifts haven't always been the most expensive.
Anyway, Tom planned the whole weekend - which was awesome. Everything from a dog sitter for Bailey to packing the car. Our road trip was only 1 hour and we were able to check in right away. From there we headed to the water park and played for a few hours. Back to the room to clean up for dinner. They had a special trick or treat maze in the main lobby and were also offering horse drawn carriage rides to the edge of the property where you could get a great view of Lake Michigan. Ryan loved the horses and would giggle as their huge nostril would blow warm air across his little arm. Grandad would be proud :)
After dinner Tom pulled a b-day cake from the fridge and we all jumped in with forks. Ryan was funny - he ran from one side of the room to the other only stopping long enough for a bite and off he would go. Once the sugar rush wore off Ryan was fast asleep and Tom and I enjoyed watching the Incredible Shrinking Woman - talk about a blast from the past :)
Thanks Tommy D for a memorable birthday weekend - I love you!