Tuesday, February 10, 2009

celebration

It is Hub's Birthday tomorrow. I have to stop and think too hard to remember how old he is. After we hit that 30 mark something happened and the only way how I can remember how old anyone in the family is is to ask Isaac. Stuff like age matters a lot to an 8-year-old.
I would love to write a novel on the great qualities of Hub but I hopefully will have several more of his Birthdays to blog about so I'm going to be skimpy and share three little tidbits. Just know that it's not out of lack of material!
***Hub is the best father ever. He is an active participant in all things child-rearing and actually enjoys playing the torturous games of Monopoly and Life with them. He'll get up with kids in the night (if I nudge him 'gently' with my foot) and will share in the yucky stuff of diapers and cleaning sick kids and bedding. He also has been a very willing soccer and basketball coach.
****Hub likes to go camping. He likes it enough that it's worth it to him to do all the work so we go. That means I feel guilty while he packs the car full of gear that seems unreasonable for only a night or two away from home. He pitches the tent, does the fire, cooks real food on a camping stove (I'd rather just eat candy and save the cleanup), carries kids on hikes, and pretty much does all the hard stuff. He has a lot of strange camping gear and I'm impressed he knows how to use it all.

*** He is a perfectionist. I really tried hard to help him finish painting our basement, but then got offended when he said everything I painted needed a second coat. The above room is our playroom which required four different colors of paint and lots of taping. Let's just say by that point he was glad I had given up 'helping'.
He also has to refold his dress pants that I so lovingly wash and hang for him. Something about me not folding them correctly with the pleats....

That is all for now. Maybe you learned something new. Maybe you didn't. I'm just grateful I'm married to one of the goodest guys around (goodest being Ethan's choice word right now).
Happy Birthday Hubbers!

10 comments:

cold cocoa said...

Wow- I've never seen your play room so clean! I am always impressed with Leon's home improvement capabilities.

Happy Birthday Leon! Leon deserves the best bday tomorrow. I really wish I could give him the best bday present ever. Like lots of sausage and tacos using 4 of your beef baggies. And beef jerky and fruit.

stephanie said...

Leon is a good guy! I hope he has a great day!

Are you preparing a romantic meal?

Heidi Ashworth said...

Love that playroom! Just to death! Your husband sounds like a real sweetie-pie!

T said...

that is one awesome playroom!! It's good to have some perfectionism at work when taping and painting :)

Happy Birthday Leon - we'll have to pick up something good just in case we're there for boola next week :)

Reg said...

Happy Birthday Leon. Can I come camping with you next time?

DKAZ said...

Aww, how touching was that post?!? Happy Birthday to your hubbers. I think he is actually older than me-or are we the same age? Oh enough about me.

LC said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEON! You will be reading this right?
Leon does seem to have a lot of skills and best of all he is super nice.
YOu don't need a momanny after all--you've got the improved manly version.

Denise said...

Happy Birthday to your hubs and I love that paint color. You sound like a lucky lucky girl!

Sher said...

Remember I did wish Leon a happy birthday -- late. I'm just running behind on pretty much everything.

hOLLIANN said...

HBDay - hubbers - I hope that isn't too forward! And I raise my glass to any man that will fold his own anything...let me know when you teach the course in that. I will sign Reg up.