THE NICHOLS FAMILY


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Shay turns 30!

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Shay turned 30 yesterday!!  We went to the beach last month with Adam and Amy to celebrate his 30th but I had a few surprises for his actual day up my sleeve.  The girls and I spent all day Friday cleaning the house, making cards and baking him a cake.  We also went to the party store and bought him birthday plates and napkins, party hats, a 30 balloon and a very special flashing 30 button.  That was definitely the crowd pleaser.  We had a little party just the four of us first thing Saturday morning with sausage balls (thanks Mitzi) and muffins, one with a trick candle.  We tried to let Daddy sleep in but that didnt go so well.  Later that afternoon another surprise showed up.  Shay's cousin Andrew and his wife Hartley drove all the way down just to spend the night with us and celebrate Shay's birthday.  Shay was so surprised!  I've never pulled off a real surprise for him before so I was so excited to see him so surprised.  Andrew and Hartley also brought their dog Marpie, which was a fun "surprise" for the girls.  The adults went out last night and enjoyed a kid-free dinner.  We've realized that we are too old to stay out late but it was really fun.  Thank you Andrew, Hartley and Marpie for driving all the way down here to spend less than 24 hours with us.  It was a fun weekend and hopefully a memorable 30th birthday for Shay.  Happy Birthday Daddy!  We love you and look forward to the next "decade" with you!

2 comments:

The Weimer Family said...

Happy Birthday Shay!! Sounds like it was a great one!

Lauren said...

Happy bday to Shay! I love surprises no matter how big or small, but that was a big one! I can never hold it in long enough!