It was Bobby’s birthday last Sunday and the weeks that led up to it got me all excited, anxious, and giddy like a schoolgirl. We have been celebrating birthdays long distance for 3 years straight now but that never takes away our wanting to make each other happy.
One night about 3 weeks ago, we were watching one of his favorite movies of all time, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, as I was tucking him to sleep. He eventually dozed off and that’s when I got the idea of making him a birthday video with that movie as the inspiration.
I tried to give him clues, but busy as he was, I was sure he didn’t have time to guess, which was good for me, ’cause I meant for it to be a surprise.
And this is what I came up with for his birthday video, amateurish as it looked, I’m glad he loved it, saying that it he liked this story better than the movie.
A birthday celebration won’t be complete without a cake, so I made him one, or at least, I bought a lightly adorned mocha-chocolate cake and decorated it myself. Again, I was inspired by his love for the movie so I searched for clear images online and had them printed in a photo processing shop. The candles were recycled from his birthday last year (33) and my nephew’s from last August (4).
Bobby doesn’t like cake that much, but he loves the idea of blowing candles out on a cake from 8,000 miles away.
All the cake toppers are from the movie. I loved the Dapper Dan pomade toppers the most.
The cast of the movie, O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Loved that they looked like they were stuck in cake mud!
The cake was shared with my whole family, and the toppers were wiped clean and kept with the rest of the other years’ cake decorations.
Next, he opened the package I sent him and I hope he didn’t mind the mess created by all the confetti I put in there. I’m so glad that the shirts fit him and that he can spray my scent on his pillows every night he chooses.
Overall, spending his birthday together was a blast. I wouldn’t have missed it for anything.