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For S's birthday... we had a bon fire!  It was at my parent's house and even though it was October 25, the weather was like 65/70 and amazing... as you can tell by Paul and his short sleeved shirt!

This is S... showing his excitement about celebrating his birthday.  I don't know why exactly, but he's not a really big fan of celebrating being another year older.  I think it's because his family didn't really make a big deal of birthdays when they were growing up and as a result he doesn't really want to do anything now... It's sad because my family loves birthdays and any reason to get together... they also love giving gifts and making a big deal of someone's birthday.  S is learning to love this but about 9 years into the our relationship and he's still not 100% on board with it yet...  Don't get me wrong, he appreciates the attention and things, but feels that it's not necessary.  That it's just another day...

My sister and K (our neighbor friend's little girl that we were watching that evening...) enjoying a smore!

My brother and Toby... They are best buds and spend most of the evening throwing fribees and running around the yard together.  Toby loves my brother and it's fun to watch them play together; plus it keeps Toby occupied!

Opening gifts in the yard, in the dark but near the fire.

The OSU gnome that my mom picked out for S.  I loved it and found the perfect spot for it when we got home.  Who doesn't need a gnome!?!

Another OSU shirt, but this one is vintage inspired and really cool!  That's from my sister and Paul.

And that's where the night ended.  We cooked hot dogs, had chili, ate chips and dip, made smores, opened presents and called it a night.  Oh and Toby decided that being locked in the house with Red (my parents dog) was the last thing that he wanted so he broke through the screen in the back patio door and joined the party on his watch.  I cannot believe that he do that, but he did and now we have to help repair that door.

This night was also an opportunity for us to all enjoy the fall weather.  I know that it was seriously unseasonablly warm, it was still nice to be together and be outside while the leaves were changing and have a fire together.  I think this is the 3rd year that we've done this and I look forward to it every time.


Happy Birthday S!  I hope you had a great birthday and learn to love to celebrate it soon!


Oh, how nice!!

My husband is the same, they never made a big deal out of birthdays or even gift giving and my family does BIG time! T. is always quiet as he just does not like the is cute.

Looks like alot of fun!
Allison said…
lol You and S sound a lot like me and C! His family didn't do anything for birthdays, but mine goes ALL OUT. And over the 9 years we've been together he's kind of getting used to it (and has learned that it's important to me to celebrate), but he still gets embarrassed by how much my parents spend on holidays and birthdays.
A gnome!! That is a very original gift idea. He's a cute little gnome to. :) Glad you all had a good night! :)
...julia... said…
Paul says you must owe him royalties or something...... :oP

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