Nick returned from Indianapolis on his birthday — well, that was the plan. Due to rain and wind, his flight was delayed out of Philadelphia and he didn’t arrive in State College until almost 1 a.m.
I spent the night cleaning and baking and watching The West Wing. Fortunately, it took a good two hours to prepare Nick’s birthday cake. I made a crazy devil’s food cake with peanut butter icing and decorated it with milk chocolate chips.
I left for the airport earlier than I needed to — with balloons in hand. And although it was officially no longer September 26, I still sang “Happy Birthday” when we got home.
Hopefully I never again miss Nick’s birthday!