Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Mother

Today my Mother is 80!!!

On Saturday we had a surprise Birthday Party for her. My Sisters were there along with most of our children and Grands.

First we told her to dress up as we were taking her to Cracker Barrel for dinner. My Sister got her a new dress and took her to get her hair permed. She was told when she got back home we would call when we were ready to go.

We put dinner on the tables. Boy did we have a wonderful meal. Some of the "kids" BBQ 30 chickens. There were homemade rolls, baked beans, deviled eggs, green beans, potato salad, ranch potatoes, pasta salads, pickles, olives. Soft drinks in tubs of ice and of course Birthday cake(2).

We made the call and all 50 plus of us lined up in my sister's driveway. When my other sister drove up with her there we are were singing Happy Birthday. My Mom looked at my sister and asked"how many people are going to Cracker Barrel"???

She had such a fun day. By the way one of the Grands is taking her to Cracker Barrel today!!!

10 comments:

Vee said...

I'm so glad that your mother will also get to go to Cracker Barrel. (Once I got tricked that way and I was kind of disappointed that I was having a baby shower instead of going antiquing. Ha!) You all took such good care of her on her birthday. She has to be a special lady to have you for a daughter!

Blissitydoodah said...

Oh good :) she probably has a taste for chicken and dumplins by now! :)
That party sounded really, really nice too.

a portland granny said...

What a fun day for your Mom. I wish you many more years with her. I had my Mom until she was 96 and what a joy and blessing that was for me.

I know your Mom was thrilled! Goodness she is only two years older than me!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

How special, Mary. Happy Birthday to your Mom. I'm sure she enjoyed the big party... Hope you all got lots of pictures...

AND---glad she does get to go to Cracker Barrel also!!!! ha

Hugs,
Betsy

vivian said...

awww! what a great surprise for your mother! I second what vee said about being a special lady to have you for a daughter!
hugs!
viv

Denise said...

Helloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo and how wonderful to be able to celebrate the life of your mom!!!! I am sure she had a great day!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Happy Birthday to your mom Mary. Your party sounded wonderful.

Karen

Amy said...

How lovely! I bet she had a great time!!!

-Amy
Crafting by Candlelight

Susie Q said...

Happy birthday to yor sweet mother!!
You are a very loving daughter...bless you both!

Nishant said...

What a fun day for your Mom.
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