|I love birthdays. For the cake.|
I started celebrating by surprising him at his work with some Treatzza Pizzas for him and his staff. Carter is a teacher too, and when I walked in to his office it was so awesome to see all of his staff hanging out together, everyone getting along. There were a few developmentally delayed students that eat lunch with the Phys Ed staff every day in the office there too. I love seeing those kids with Carter. He is so good at his job and makes such a difference in kids' lives. I always think my husband is a superstar, but sometimes I truly think he is too good to be true!
The next day, we went on a surprise trip downtown Toronto.
|How fitting- you can see Carter's extensive golf collection. His real wife.|
We started with grilled calamari (I don't even love calamari but this was amazing) served with bruschetta-style tomatoes, onions, and lettuce, followed by fresh bread and authentic olive oil, before EACH having an entire pizza. I got a white pizza with honey, blue cheese, walnuts, and pears (okay, okay... I got a salad too)!
|Food + Beer = Happy Man.|
|I ate my leftovers at midnight.|
On to surprise #2: tickets to Sam Roberts- an amazing Canadian band who was playing nearby (close to my original parking spot!) at Massey Hall! What luck- finding an amazing concert on his actual birthday... it was perfection.
The next day we had family over to celebrate! We had a colourful spread of amazing food, and Carter was spoiled by his family and mine (pretty sure they like him more than me... I'm just saying).
|Beer, wine, champagne... 3 of the 4 food groups.|
|My new recipe of the day: watermelon-mint-ice water!|
|This makes my heart melt. Carter, his dad, and our nephews :) :) :)|
|Notice my cake lifter: that's right. It's a high heel.|
After dinner was PRESENTS!!!
|A bucket full of specialty chips. Life is good.|
1. What was your ultimate favourite birthday gift?
I remember my Mom and Dad got me tickets to NKOTB when I was in grade four. I was so shy but I screamed bloody murder when I opened it! I also got equally excited when I opened a Toblerone bar.
2. Do you like to receive gifts or give them?
I can't decide. I LOVE getting the perfect gift and buy gifts all year round for people. But of course, being spoiled is allowed :)
I can't think of a Birthday gift but I have a good Christmas story for you. Dean and I decided to get creative one year instead of buying gifts. I made him a huge legit stocking and filled it with all his favourite things. He went downtown and paid a homeless man wearing a Santa hat to say "Merry Christmas Christina and have a Happy New Year"...and videotaped it. I died.
I haven't had a treatza pizza for YEEEARSS - like I don't think I've had one since I was 10. But Dairy Queen ice cream cakes are the absolute best.
dang girl u pulled out all the stops! that's SOO awesome and i'm like you and get more excited i think about planning fun nights/gifts for the people i love.
ummm, and that pizza you had seriously looked freaking delish! as did the rest of the spread, and love the cake lifter!
one of the most random gifts i got that seriously sticks out in my mind because i was SOOO excited was when i was about 5, my parents got me this peewee herman doll that when u pulled a string he said his little catch phrases. i seriously took that thing with me EVERYWHERE for over a year.
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