With my wife in the hospital recuperating from back surgery, I spent some time with my daughter and grandchildren – not knowing that I was going to get a big birthday surprise.

My grandson, Nick, baked some birthday cupcakes for me – albeit not by himself, but with a little help from his mom.

But he takes credit for it anyhow.

Here’s how it all went:

Now it doesn’t get better than this.

Besides my wife’s successful back surgery, this is the best birthday present money can’t buy.