On Friday, we had a "surprise" luncheon to celebrate my Mom's #60th birthday!
I told her I would pick her up at 11:30am and take her out for her birthday since we wouldn't be home Friday evening. She was available and assumed we would be having "lunch for two!"
I told her that Jonathan recommended that I take her to Smith's Row, a nice restaurant in downtown Columbus! She kept trying to talk me out of taking her there, and recommended several other restaurants in town that I really like!!! I knew I HAD to get her there and just kept talking about other things.
We arrived downtown, found a place to park, and started towards the direction of the restaurant! On the way, I saw Jonathan and my dad's vehicles! I was afraid Mom would see them, so once again I distracted her by talking 90mph!!! :)
We walked into the restaurant, and I told the waiter, "Thompson, party of two!" (He was watching for me and was told that a lady in a red jacket would tell him that! That was his clue!) He immediately said, "Right this way..." and started taking us upstairs! It was quite hilarious, as I heard Mom begin to "huff" behind me as we were climbing the stairs! (She did it more than once too!)
When we arrived at the top of the stairs, I stepped out of the way and a room full of people yelled..."Surprise Sheila!"
Making a wish...
Mom with her friend, "Tree" who also cleans her house!
...with her favorite daughter-in-law, April
...with good friends, Bob and Mary Ann Williamson