Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Surprise Birthday

It was such a gorgeous morning as I headed out to the airport to pick up Angela. She came in for the day to help celebrate her Grandma's eightieth birthday. We made a stop at Trader Joe's for snacks, then Kroger's for the balloons and lastly, the Hallmark store for a couple of cards. When we arrived home we commenced with the cutting of the fruit for a large fruit tray complete with coconut dip in a hollowed out pineapple. After that, we loaded Angela and Lance in the backseat of the car with the balloons and headed out. Mom only lives a few streets away, so the kids said they didn't mind the balloons in their faces. Well, Mom and Dad were suppose to be gone by then, but when we pulled up in front of the house we noticed their car still there. So we sped on past and ended up waiting about fifteen minutes down the road. Poor Angela and Lance were squished in with all those balloons.

Lance peeking out.

Angela with a great sense of humor.

Finally, Mom and Dad pulled out of the driveway and we pulled in to begin the preparations for the big surprise.

The back yard getting the needed setup. It was in the 90's by this time, boy was it hot and humid, but the prettiest day we have had all summer.

The sons, so proud of themselves for putting up the volleyball net.

Finally, Mom came home from her day out with Kevin's sister Renee (all planned of course) and she was beyond surprised. We had so much fun doing this for her!

Mom so surprised with Lance and Angela.

Kevin hugging his little mom.

It was such a fun day! A day we will all remember and treasure.


Joyce said...

I'm pretty sure you need to share the coconut dip recipe : )

Dee said...

I agree with Joyce about the coconut dip recipe....aren't surprises fun and making memories is the most special of all! :-)


Happy Birthday to Grandma!!! Sounds like a perfect day.

Donna's Book Nook said...

What a fun day--you will have those memories to cherish. And i agree--how about that dip recipe?

Rebecca. Harlan, IN said...

What a beautiful plan and celebration of a beautiful life! (I, too, shall be watching for the coconut dip recipe!)