Rory rolled over to face Dean, surprised to find him smiling back at her.
"Good morning beautiful." He said placing a kiss on her forehead.
"I'm so sore now, how do you expect me to throw a birthday party today?" Rory whined.
"Don't worry about it; I'll take care of everything. You just relax today."
"Yeah right, like that's really going to happen."
"I can handle it…"
"You realize that we didn't pack a single thing last night or even think about the wedding?"
"Yes we did, we practiced for the honeymoon." She smiled and he waited a moment to see what she had to say now. "What…no comment on that?"
"We should get going; we have to make sure everything is ready for Gavin's party. Not to mention he probably thinks we've abandoned him, he has been with my mom now for two days."
"He loves your mom, I'm sure he is having more fun there then he would be here anyway."
"Yeah but I miss him."
"Me too, but we have to make sure everything is ready before we get him."
"You think he has figured it out? I mean he was onto us before."
"Well I think he knows that something is going to happen he just isn't sure about what exactly."
"Come on, let's get out of bed we have lots to do today." Rory insisted getting up first.
After everything was situated at Miss Patty's and the party plans were in motion they decided it was time to get Gavin. Dean and Rory walked inside the house and were a bit disappointed to not find Gavin greeting them right away.
"Hello?" Rory shouted before continuing to the kitchen.
As she and Dean got closer to the kitchen they could see why. Luke had prepared a birthday breakfast and the three of them were entertaining themselves with their smiley face pancakes.
"Daddy, Rory look…Luke made me pancakes with faces." Rory laughed with him as he showed her his plate but was quickly saddened when she realized what he had called her.
"Well I hope that you guys are almost finished because Rory and I have a big day at the dinosaur museum planned for you." Dean explained excited.
"Really?" Gavin's eyes widened.
"Yes really, happy birthday Gavin." Rory said giving him a hug.
"Okay, okay…I'm ready to go." He said almost knocking over his chair in excitement. "I thought you were planning a party for me though?"
"Gavin we already told you that there wasn't a party. You told me that you didn't really want one remember?" Dean asked.
"Yeah but I just thought maybe, but that's okay we're going to see the dinosaurs."
"You guys have fun and be careful…" Lorelai shouted as Gavin pulled them towards the door.
"Bye mom, bye Luke. We'll see you tonight." She shouted back.
Dean helped adjust Gavin's seat and get comfortable before getting into the driver's seat. "Okay so are we all ready to go?"
"Yes." Both Gavin and Rory screamed together.
"When we get there the first thing I want to see is this four story dinosaur." Rory said turning around to talk to Gavin.
"Believe me, it will be the first thing you see. It's too huge not to be."
"Well I'm excited about this; I don't think I've ever been to a dinosaur museum before."
"Really?" Dean asked shocked.
There was silence in the car for a few minutes as they drove until Gavin spoke up again.
"So if you guys weren't planning a party for me then what were you doing the days I stayed with Lorelai and Luke?"
Dean and Rory exchanged glances. Dean turned back to stare straight ahead at the road and smiled. Seeing this she knew that she would have to be the one to come up with something.
"We were planning the wedding Gavin."
Dean smiled again and whispered to Rory. "See I told you it counted as wedding plans."
"SShhh." Rory said beginning to grin herself.
They arrived at the museum on schedule. Gavin pulled Rory by the arm immediately leading her to all of his favorite spots. Tour guides were available but they didn't need one with Gavin there.
"This is my favorite room." Gavin explained leading Rory into a dark room. "This is what a meteor shower looks like, isn't it cool?" He asked as the three of them watched several lights shooting above them in the dome.
"Yes it is, this is amazing." She said looking up.
"We thought you would like it." Gavin proudly stated. "Daddy has something he wants to give you Rory."
Rory turned around to look at Dean. He stood behind her holding a small black box.
"I know we've already decided to get married but this makes it official." Dean said opening the box and revealing the diamond ring. Her hands trembled as he slid the ring onto her finger. "You like it?"
"Dean I love it." She said wrapping her arms around him tightly. "The two of you planned this?"
"When you went to the bathroom earlier, I asked our own personal tour guide where he thought the best place to give it to you would be and he picked this room."
"I'm going to have to get used to living with two sneaky boys."
The ride home was quiet especially after Gavin had fallen asleep in the backseat.
"Should we wake him up?" Rory asked.
"No not yet, let him sleep right now. We can wake him right before we get home."
"This ring is beautiful…" She said admiring her hand.
"I'm glad that you like it."
"Hey Dean, did you notice that Gavin called me Rory today?"
"I didn't really pick up on it but now that you mention it yeah he did."
"He called me mommy a few days ago, and I really liked it. I mean he doesn't have to if he doesn't want to but it was nice you know?"
"Yeah…don't worry, he'll do it again. Sometimes kids just forget things like that especially on days this eventful."
"Yeah I'm sure you're right."
An hour later….
"Gavin wake up." Dean shook him awake.
"I'm awake. Where are we?"
"We're at Miss Patty's, she asked us to bring you by before we went back home so she could give you your birthday present."
"Really? Miss Patty bought me something."
"I guess so, come on, let's go see what it is."
Gavin quickly got out of the car and Dean and Rory allowed him to lead the way. When the door opened Gavin jumped when suddenly everyone screamed "Surprise."