Sunday, April 15, 2007
Happy Birthday, Mom
April 12th, my mom entered the Octogenarian Club. Now this is a rather exclusive club...you have to be at least 80 years old and no older than 89 to be included. My mom entered it in style on Thursday!
John David and Becky organized the whole shabang (unfortunately, if you look up this word in the dictionary, it won't be there, but us Texans use it so the dictionary must be at fault). My main job was to deliver Mom there at 5:40 p.m. I didn't think it would be too difficult of a task as she was to have her PEDICURE at 4 p.m. and then and ONLY then would she try on shoes with no socks! Texas toes must look good! Well, unfortunately, some one ran their car through the plate glass windows of the beauty shop and so the shop had to close and NO PEDICURE. Not a problem...we went shopping. We went to the FIREWHEEL... great place! Finding the Firewheel is another story. "Oh it doesn't take long to get there...I know right where it is." It was SUPPOSE to take about 10 minutes...we really enjoyed our HOUR LONG drive. Thank goodness we had a lot to talk about!
So here we are at 5:15 heading toward my brothers...but I had no intention of going to his house YET...I was still planning on mom trying on shoes. She had other ideas. Stall tactics came into play at that point...and they worked. I got her there on time and she was greeted with a big surprise.
After all the initial hugs and greetings, Becky served up lasagne, salad, and bread.
After we had eaten and visited awhile, we sat Mom down in front of the TV and showed a video of photographs that had been put to music. It started out with a photo of Mom at 14...then several of her and my dad when they were dating and first married. There were wonderful photos of my grandparents...and then there were photos of our families when the kid were young...growing up...and their weddings. What a beautiful gift.
After the video, it was time to cut the cake.
What a special evening it was. I, for one, was so happy I was able to be with Mom for her 80th birthday...but also just to have 2 1/2 days to just hang out with her.
Happy Birthday, Mom!