Both my Mom and Dad are celebrating their 60th birthday today. Yes you read that right they both are turning 60 and share the same birthday. I believe that is just the coolest thing. No they were not born in the same hospital, but in two bordering towns. We constantly debate who is older, I don't think we have ever researched and got the true answer.
Since this is a big birthday for my Mom and Dad, my sisters and I decided to throw a surprise birthday party for my parents. Well I should say my sister Lisa while on the back of a motorcycle riding though Canada came up with the great idea and my sister Susan pushed her into following though with the plan. I just came along for the ride. My sisters did all the work and I just showed up and helped out as much as possible.
Susan and Joe provided all the delicious food and Lisa arranged the beautiful cake. I had the easy task of drinks and ice fitting for the baby of the family. Lisa had the invitations made which were well designed and beautiful. We managed to have all my parents friends from their sunday school class/ game night buddies come to the party along with my grandparents and Aunt and Uncle. So the house was packed and the night was full of fun.
I really can't believe we managed to arrange this whole party without either my Mom or Dad figuring it out. For one I do not have the best track record at keeping secrets and my sisters told me a month in advance about the party. My sister Susan even managed to sneak a box of old pictures out of the house while my mom was there without being caught. Well she got caught but luckily my mom was busy with Samantha and took Susan's answer of I am not doing anything when asked what she was doing with the box of photos.
Needless to say my parents were surprised and kind of funny that they did hear us before entering the house but thought it was maybe a burglar in the house so my dad told my mom, sister, and niece to stay in the garage as he went in first. Their faces were classic and shocked, my mom's reaction was the best. I was so glad the party went off well and only had a few hiccups.
First I had hoped to arrive at my parent's house at a little after 6:00pm. Instead we got to the house at 6:30 something. So I know Lisa was probably going crazy in the house setting up with Joe and Mike thinking where the hell is Kathy. We quickly got everyone parked at the bottom of the hill away from the house and carpooled them up to the house. Which was a little tricky but me and Mike pulled it off.
I believe everyone had a great time and great food. I enjoyed seeing all the old photos of my parents and me and my sisters. I even got a giggle at watching Mr. Mauney entertain Virginia and Samantha. He stayed in the floor half the night having tea with the kids and coloring. Virginia and Samantha were both well behaved and had everyone saying oh they are so cute. Caught some classic Virginia and Samantha moments at the end of the night as both of them were playing on the computer. Samantha told Mike she was checking her email.
We had a blast celebrating my parents birthday and it was so much fun seeing everyone and my family. Happy Birthday Mom and Dad hope you two have a great day together.
|The birthday card Virginia and I made, got the idea from|
DLEMMAS CRAFTS BY KATHERINE
|They look like they are up to no good!|
|The affects of hosting a surprise party!|
|My mom and grandmother.|