The best part about birthday presents is getting exactly what you want, and better yet being surprised by the gift. If you've ever tried to wrap an odd-shaped birthday present, you know that it's quite important that the shape of the wrapped gift not give away what's inside. Our grandson, Pierce, wanted a baseball bat. We bought him one, and here's how we presented it. First, I wrote on the back of some gift wrap paper, rolled the gift wrap paper up, stuck it in a gift bag, and when Pierce unrolled it, he read the following:
Pierce, Ask Papa for his car keys, and open his trunk."
Here's what happened next.
He said, "Sweet!"
Here's the handsome, now-eleven-year-old with his two proud grandparents!
Later, the birthday boy went with his family out to eat a birthday dinner and posed for this picture with Johnny and me.