Sunday, February 26, 2012

Happy Birthday Mom!!

Last weekend my mom celebrated a milestone birthday and I threw her a surprise birthday party. It was so hard keeping it a secret from her and getting her there. Our dear friend Tara had invited mom over for dinner to celebrate Susie and Mom's birthday on Saturday night, the night of the party and mom told her she wasn't coming because her sister was in town. So Aunt Kris and I had to be super sneaky and creative to get mom to agree to stop by and wish Susie a Happy Birthday. I thought for sure the party was blown when some friends showed up at our house for the party and I had to redirect them to where the party was without mom hearing, but we pulled it off. Mom was completely shocked when she walked in and saw everyone and then she told me I was grounded for throwing her a party. I am happy to say she quickly forgave me once she started having fun. I didn't get a picture of it, but for her gift my aunt and I put together a scrapbook filled with stories and memories about her from all of her friends and family. It was a great weekend and I am so glad that Kris was able to join us, because before and after the party we got in lots of good girly time. Happy Birthday Mom! I love you!

Mom's Cake

The birthday girl's cakes.

Birthday girl's blowing out their candles.

Everyone waiting for mom to arrive.

Joseph, Lisa, Alvin and Collin

Heather and Kodi

Family and friends.


Heidi said...

Happy Birthday to Karen! I love her so much! How sweet of you to throw her a surprise party. Please send her my love!

Celeste said...

How fun is that! So glad it worked out and that she was happily surprised. Good job!