We celebrated my husband's birthday with brunch at a local restaurant and a homemade cheesecake. (Still not as good as the Fran Gare mix!)
Except for the suit we bought at Dillard's super clearance, the rest of the gifts were kind of disappointing. The Advanced Flyfishing Strategies video was, alas, not very advanced--and the belt I bought needed another inch or so in length (ouch).
My son was perhaps the most upset about the plans for his dad's gift: a robot canoe. A frequent refrain in our house these days: Mom, if you would only buy me the supplies I need! The original cardboard model quickly spiralled out of control with fancy additions like wheels, legs, AND propellers--oh, and for Mom, a sink and washing machine.
Unfortunately, my husband's "canoe envelope" is almost full. I'm sure I'll be wishing we had scoured the junkyard for supplies in earnest when it comes time to purchase the real thing!