I planned a surprise birthday lunch for the hubbi at Paringa Estate, down @ the Mornington on Sunday.
However, the thrill was taken away when Ms D casually asked what time was the lunch in front of birthday boy when we were @ the farmer's market. *smacks head*
He sorta knew we were gonna have a few people there. So no surprise there. In fact, he didn't even pretend to be shocked when he saw our friends at the table.
Paringa is known for their reds. Full bodied and peppery shiraz and a lovely smooth pinot. They were the featured winery in the James Halliday Wine Edition 2007. Totally worth the 1.5 hour of travelling just for their wines.
We had a lovely time catching up on silly gossip whilst the kids had their own lil fish and chips. They looked so grown up eating with their knives and forks.
Hubbi loves lunches like these. Good food, great wines, family and friends are his thing these days. He's really quite a homely guy.
The surprise of the day was the cake! He totally did not expect it and it was so funny how he was pleasantly stoked to see the host bringing out the cake with everyone singing the birthday song.
Kayden was sooo cute… he kept going "Happy Happy." (which kinda gave the game away when I had to sneak the candles in the bag… he wanted to take them out to play with them).
I wonder what we will be doing next year.