I wanted to surprise him with a night away and it took a lot of "little white lies" to make it work, but I managed to pull it off! When he got home from work on the Friday before his birthday he was welcomed by a beautiful wife all ready to go out for a date! He went to change while I snuck away to get the babysitter. I didn't tell him where we were going until we got there (dinner at Claim Jumper) then surprised him again by arranging to have our good friends meet us there for dinner!
But I wasn't done...the last surprise was that we weren't going home! I booked a hotel and we got to enjoy a night away from kids and early morning wake-ups!
The next day we made a trip to Trader Joe's (love that place!) and it was fantastic not to have two little toddlers running around pulling everything off the shelves! We finished our "weekend away" with lunch at an Indian food restaurant that he loves and then it was back to reality!
In true family tradition his birthday was spread out over a week and we enjoyed ribs for his birthday dinner! I'm not sure who was more excited about the vintage Superman lunch box, daddy or Chase!