When we started planning Gregs birthday bash ~ I thought of the idea of giving him 50 gifts for his 50th birthday. Will, Amy and I started scouring/exploring/hunting for these gifts. Mom got into the action and Allen & Jennifer contributed.
My original goal was to take them on the cruise ~ so they had to be relatively small. And I wanted all 50 wrapped. This was all accomplished on Friday, before we left for the cruise Sat.
However, these goodies took up an entire suitcase ~ so we "gifted" him on Friday night and held back a few things to give him on Monday (his actual birthday). Here is the list, I probably won't remember everything.
2 little diecast green/yellow tractors for his collection at work
John Deere jigsaw puzzle
Monte Carlo racing puzzle
2 small jigsaw puzzle's
"Family" picture frame (for our new family pic from A & A wedding next month)
"Duck Commander" book on Kindle
2 small pocket multitools
Peanut M & M's
Disney Bolo Paddle & Ball (for the kid in him)
a Hot Wheels Boat (he wanted a boat!)
a Hot Wheels pickup truck (we need a truck)
a 50's decade hot wheels car (its His decade now!)
Ribbon type candy (to start his grandpa candy jar)
bandaids (mac & cheese motif!)
Vicks vapor rub
label refills for his label maker
MSU bumper sticker
movie: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
movie: The Hunt for Red October
Batman washcloth (we used to play batman as children)
"Uncle Si" t-shirt
a 3 drawer plastic box for his art supplies in the kitchen
his b'day cake on the cruise
All that doesn't equal 50, so that means there is more that I have forgotten.
I gave him a card on his birthday with a "Gift Certificate" enclosed for 2 tickets to the Atlanta Motorspeedway for the races over Labor Day weekend ~ he likes to watch the races on tv (sometimes through his eyelids), and has never been to one. So me thinking of this was a huge surprise for him. Oh, the 2 tickets are for him & Will to go!
We had fun finding everything.
He had fun opening 50 gifts!
And lots of the goodies did go on the cruise ~ but not all 50!
|Amy picked this years official birthday hat!|
|most of the gifts had notes attached|
|he is reading notes|
|the birthday suitcase!|
|the Happy Almost Birthday boy!|
Happy "late" birthday to my honey! I hope you had a fantastic day! I enjoyed spending it with you and cruisin' the Gulf of Mexico!
I love you!