Friday, April 18, 2008

Day of Fun

My husband and I started this tradition the first year we were together. Instead of buying each other presents for our birthdays we would have a "Day of Fun". The idea is that if it is DH's birthday I pick a day, plan it from beginning to end and surprise him with it. We don't splurge very often on doing things so this is something we get to do twice a year and not feel guilty about spending the money to do it...because it is a present of sorts.

We have done all kinds of things, taking the ferry to Rochester for a weekend, spent the day at Wakestock, all kinds of fun things.

Yesterday was my day of fun. Oh my lord, did I have FUN, and oh my lord am I TIRED today! LOL.

It started as soon as we dropped the kids off at school. We left the school went to Starbucks and had a great yummy coffee and muffin. Continued driving to Oakville (around an hour 15 minutes from here) and I was surprised with an hour massage and body relaxing. I was massaged with this great body scrub then rinsed and massaged for an hour. FANTASTIC! Then we were off again to Niagara Falls. We went to the casino, had lunch and played the slots for half an hour or so (left $17 up woohoo!). Then we pulled up to the only indoor windtunnel in Canada, we (fake) sky dived for a half an hour or so, it was AWESOME! I have a DVD of me skydiving, if I figure out how to put it on the computer I will so you can see, it was so much fun. We left there went to Niagara on the Lake and just enjoyed the gorgeous day, and shopped in a few of the stores (it really is a beautiful little town). Left there and raced to Toronto, parked and grabbed a hotdog from one of the street vendors (I HATE hotdogs normally but it really hit the spot last night lol). The final surprise of the night was getting to see We Will Rock was a fantastic show. If you love the music of Queen (which I do) you will really enjoy this musical. Finally we drove home and boy did I sleep well (the boys stayed at my mom and dad's for the night) .

The best part about this whole adventure is that the whole thing was a surprise, I never know what I am doing next. DH did a great job this year, I am going to have to start planning his soon.

This tradition has been adopted by both my sister's and their husbands. It is a bit of a joke in our family, we don't exchange presents...we exchange day's of fun!


At April 18, 2008 at 11:07 AM , Blogger Angie said...

Fantastic idea. How sweet and how fun.


At April 18, 2008 at 1:17 PM , Blogger Tracey said...

We do similar outings for our birthdays but it's not a given. I think we might start making it a definite gift. I don't mind getting a "real" present every once in a while, but whenever I am asked what I would like,I always respond with "an experience. I want to DO something."

At April 18, 2008 at 2:01 PM , Blogger Amy U. said...

I read this and said out loud to myself, "Oh my gawd, I've missed her birthday again." I don't know what it is but I can never for the life of me remember your birthday! You have to let me take you for a coffee and a muffin sometime soon, okay?

Happy birthday!!!


At April 18, 2008 at 7:43 PM , Blogger Jenelle said...

That's such a great idea! Memories would be a great present! My husband and I might have to adopt this plan. :)

At April 19, 2008 at 12:53 PM , Blogger Beth said...

Happy Day of Fun!!! Sounds like you had a wonderful day.


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