Thursday, December 8, 2011

The morning after

Thank you all for the birthday wishes!  It was a lovely day which started out in the most ordinary way and ended with a pop-up party!

Photo taken by Jiji
I arrived home from my piano lesson to find my younger son waiting for me.  After a nice long visit, he went off to work.  I settled back to some work at the computer.  OK, that's what I call it when I'm playing.  There was an elfin knock at the front door.  Now, when I hear that kind of tapping, I just know that it is these little people who are calling.
 

They had brought Mom & Dad and they had brought a party.  The banner, the balloons and a beautifully colored picture.  I was too busy holding little Gabby and they were too busy frosting the cupcakes to take photos then.  So these are morning-after pics.  Unfortunately back-lit banners don't show up as well.


These are what remains of the cupcakes.  This was a bit of fun that Anne found and she managed to get them baked without me discovering them.  She also made a birthday party with ice cream, cake and good old hot dogs.  Plus a bunch of other good stuff.  And all right under my nose.  I had no clue it was going to happen.  Things were hidden in out of the way corners - but remember in this house it's not hard to hide. 

We had a lovely time, lots of laughing and silliness.  Words were made on the fridge with the Scrabble letters.  Dolls were dressed and undressed and the play food was strewn around the living room.  So good. 

9 comments:

Ginny said...

Oh, what fun!!!! Sometime it is the spontaneous, last minute things that are the BEST!! I love those colorful banners! The picture of all the children, so cute! What adorable faces!

Rudee said...

Oh, I missed it! Happy Birthday, Stephanie!!! I hope you had a fantastic day.

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Happy, happy Birthday! What a great surprise!! Sounds like a wonderful day!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Sounds like a perfect birthday celebration!! Happy, Happy! blessings ~ tanna

Joanna said...

What a wonderful birthday celebration. Those kind of surprises are just magical. Happy BIrthday Steph. Who knew that life would just keep on getting better!

Paws on the Run said...

That is so awesome!!! Glad you had such a great day.

deb said...

What a great surprise! Happy Belated Birthday!

Cindy said...

What a fantastic surprise and fun. I so love the cupcakes with the feet. You had a great bithday, Happy belated Birthday your way. This made me smile. The pictures and balloons are perfect.

EmptyNester said...

Happy Birthday! I can't think of a better way to celebrate!

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