Is It My Birthday . . . Again?

August 27, 2008

When I went to work last weekend, I complained to DH about my Nintendo DS being taken over by a pair of tiny 2 year old hands. When I came home, this is what I found waiting for me:

Woo hoo! Not only did I get a brand new DS but also a cool alarm clock to be used with my iPod.

What’s a nice surprise (material or non-material) that you’ve gotten recently?

*Update: My apologies for the misleading title. It wasn’t really my birthday, it just felt like it was. :-)

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42 Comments on “Is It My Birthday . . . Again?”

August 27, 2008
9:43 pm

ciara said:

well, it wasn’t really a surprise per se…i got a new van. i got it on sunday…was thinking i wouldn’t have it until maybe a cpl months from now. i know my hubby would liked to have waited for another year, but he said back about 3-3 1/2 yrs ago, that in 2008 when our truck was paid for, we could buy one. now, all i need is a new camera, an itouch, lemme see what else? LOL jk but those would be nice. lol

August 28, 2008
12:09 am

Neena said:

oooh - and pink, too -
Someone has excellent taste! Have fun with it!

August 28, 2008
12:49 am

Sheila said:

Your DH is a keeper! :-)

August 28, 2008
2:12 am

Jenni said:

I don’t think I’ve gotten any good surprises lately! I could use one!

August 28, 2008
2:30 am

Melissa Markham said:

Happy Birthday! Hope you can keep this DS for yourself!

August 28, 2008
2:40 am

Jennie A. said:

I am so glad to know that Im not the only gamer out there… I just turned 27and feel a little guilty about it sometimes!

August 28, 2008
3:30 am

Kimberly/Mom in the City said:

My husband’s ex-boss (a REALLY sweet, generous lady) gave us a new portable dvd player for our kids. How great was that?!

August 28, 2008
3:41 am

AmyG said:

Awesome little surprises! I haven’t gotten any… in a long time. ;)

August 28, 2008
3:51 am

yoshi said:

wow, that’s nice. I need to buy a surprise for meesh. hehe, that would be fun! I haven’t done that in a while.

August 28, 2008
3:52 am

Qtpies7 said:

I finally got my Wii last week! Not that I can ever get my hands on it with the 7 kids in my house. And the time I did play, I nearly got my butt kicked at bowling by a 4 year old. I only beat her by one point.

August 28, 2008
4:11 am

Kimberly said:

My DH and I are a little older than you guys and all our kids are living on their own so there are no game systems or iPods or cell phones around here to fight over.
But last night my DH came home from work with a giant bouquet of flowers and a beautiful diamond necklace for me! He said it was just a small “Thank You” for standing by him & supporting him through the last 2 years of his cancer scare. For going with him to all of his doctor visits, lab appointments, hospital visits, through surgery and treatment. It has been 2 years now and he is cancer-free! That is the greatest gift I’ve gotten in a while!!

August 28, 2008
4:30 am

Melissa said:

Wow! How fun!!
Um… a surprise… uh… the bathroom is still clean? Not much in the way of surprises around here…

August 28, 2008
4:58 am

Pamela Kramer said:

Happy Birthday!

August 28, 2008
5:00 am

Liza @ noses in books said:

Ohhh nice prezzies!

Surprise? Hmmm, someone telling me I have their heart, for non-material.

Material = a pair of concert tickets I’ve been waiting for arrived early! Excited for the show at the Hollywood Bowl

August 28, 2008
5:10 am

Wendy said:

What a wonderful surprise!!!! I love that it’s pink!

August 28, 2008
5:23 am

Tracey said:


A nice surprise I got this week was small, but appreciated. My hubby broke the carafe to our coffee maker. I looked online and found that a replacement was going to cost about $20 + shipping + the cost of buying coffee for a week until it arrived.

I called a local kitchen store and the guy said someone had returned a defective machine several months ago, but he held onto the carafe. He offered to GIVE it to me for FREE if we came by in the next day or so.

We went down there right after work, and presto! The kindness of that man probably saved us over $30!

Very nice!

August 28, 2008
6:15 am

Forgetfulone said:

Wow! What a nice surprise! My husband, feeling guilty over not getting me anything but flowers for our anniversary, bought me a laptop before we went on vacation this summer so I could get my Internet fix while on the road.

August 28, 2008
6:20 am

Shannon said:

Do wet willy’s at 6am count? That is all I have gotten lately!

August 28, 2008
6:21 am

Arizona said:

Two days ago I woke up to find I had a pimple. I never get them so it was quite a surprise. lol!

August 28, 2008
6:23 am

Millicent C. said:

I am a flight attendant and one passenger gave me 4 coupons that were good for 2 casses of pepsi so that was a nice happy :) (even though I am a Coke girl myself but free is free :) )

August 28, 2008
6:30 am

sandy said:

happy birthday!

August 28, 2008
6:34 am

Jennifer said:

Surprise? What’s that mean? LOL!!

I’ve got nothing!! Not even when he went away on business last week, left me home in the new to us house unpacking, painting, etc. with 3 kids while he was away. Ugh.

I’d like to have a Ipod so we can have a alarm clock like that too. Oh well, not happening anytime soon.

thoughtful man you got there!!

August 28, 2008
6:46 am

Mrs. Organic said:

A trip to see my sister - across the country.

August 28, 2008
7:15 am

Renee said:

I thought that BB had her own DS, I didn’t realize that she had stolen yours! LOL! I’m glad that you got your own now. Yes, your DH is a sweety!

My DH gave me a gift card to one of my favorite stores…only I haven’t been able to find anything that I like there! So instead I’ll spend the card on DD and then charge up the credit card for me. ;) I want some bling!

August 28, 2008
8:19 am

Rick Bucich said:

Nothing as fun as what you got! My newest “toy” if you want to call it that is hardwired bluetooth in our cars. My wife says she can’t imaging living without it now. The new laws in CA finally urged us to make the plunge and it has been worth it.

August 28, 2008
9:13 am

Holly Schwendiman said:

Happy Birthday! What a fun loot pile!


August 28, 2008
11:01 am

Jeannie said:

Mr. “S” bought me a snickers the other night while he ran into walgreens and I sat in the car! lol What a nice sweet treat!!!! =)

August 28, 2008
12:10 pm

Lissete said:

Well I see that you are just a spoiled as I supposedly am! According to my husband, every day is my birthday, Christmas, anniversary etc! :)

I have an inkling that pretty soon I will be getting a new camera. ;)

August 28, 2008
2:05 pm

Grace said:

You are loved!

August 28, 2008
2:19 pm

Kelly said:

hrmph! nothing! we just bought a house so it will be a while.

August 28, 2008
2:41 pm

Lynne said:

Birthday or not, that was a really cool thing for him to do! :-D

August 28, 2008
4:40 pm

diana/sunshine said:

very cool and very nice of your dh. i recently bought myself a ds because i realized i was playing my son’s more than he was =) it’s addicting!

August 29, 2008
1:54 am

Neha said:

Lucky luck you! The past month has been a bit tumultous and my best friends came from all over for a girls weekend - I couldn’t have had a more wonderful surprise!

August 29, 2008
4:20 am

Alyson , the 3 P's Mama said:

How cool for you! You ought to have fun now.:)

The last surprises I received from the Hubby no less were roses and a date where he had arranged everything. I loved it!!

August 29, 2008
4:01 pm

Ashley Ladd said:

Happy belated birthday. What a nice hubby you have.

August 29, 2008
11:50 pm

Busymama Kellie said:

Aww, what a sweetie he is! I can’t remember any recent surprises off hand, though he’s always doing thoughtful things for me. Last year I was having major computer problems and was ready to toss it out the window. Came home to find a brand new laptop waiting for me!

August 30, 2008
1:28 pm

Mary @ Adventures in Mommyland said:

My birthday was on thursday and all I got was a trip to the emergency clinic with my husband because he was sick. Oh well, we’re going on a cruise in a week so that makes up for it!

August 30, 2008
4:13 pm

Dana said:

Wow, what a nice hubby you have!!! But, then again, he has a really nice wife too :)

August 30, 2008
8:14 pm

Pamela said:

well.. a very merry unbirthday, to you…
(love, Alice in wonderland)

August 31, 2008
8:44 am

Paula said:

That’s the nicest non-birthday present! You’re so lucky!


groovyoldlady said:

The nicest recent surprise was that my 22 year-old son said he would call his grandparents on their anniversary…AND HE DID. That was worth a whole boatload of chocolate to me!


Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said:

Ooh, now that’s the kind of non-birthday gift that I wish I’d get surprised with - how awesome of your hubby! :)

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