Monday, June 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom... We love you!!!

Well, today is my mom's birthday and we got lucky enough to have her here for her special day! Kyle and I told her we wanted to take her out to dinner and surprised her by taking her on a 2 hour river boat cruise/dinner. She loved it and was happy to see my dad sitting at our table when we got on the boat (Inviting him was my gift to her!)


Today, on her real birthday we had a little beach themed party with the kids and Adia made a beautiful cake. Avery picked the decor and the pinata. We all had a good time and the highlight was definitely throwing water balloons at the birthday girl.


Okay... that's it for pictures. Thank you mom for being such a big blessing to our family. We love you and appreciate you more than you could ever know. Not only have you loved us/me unconditionally (especially during my teen years) but you give and give and give and we can never thank you enough. Our kids are so lucky to have you for a grandma (Bama). I hope you felt special on your special day. You are the best! Happy Birthday! Next year you are 60... oh my goodness.

ps. Hi Grandma (Ethel) I hope you enjoyed your first visit to the blogging world! Thanks for raising such a good mom for me! Give me a call when you want a blog of your own... I would be happy to help you out.

6 comments:

The Holyoaks said...

So cute. What a pretty cake, Adia! I laughed at the "especailly through my teenage years" comment. Your mom deserves mother of the year for that accomplishment! hahaha! "I'm-a-lyin' . . . ROARRRRRR!"

The Mid-Cart Parentals said...

How FUN! What a great tribute to a great lady! Adia, that cake is awesome! Watch out, Gloria, Adia is challenging your status as the family cake expert!

The McGraths said...

Happy Birthday Gloria! Looks like you all had a great time. I was especially impressed by the cake, it looked so professional! Your a little Betty Crocker Adia!

The Horners! said...

Cute pics, especially with Kenyons lil booty. Yes, I too was impressed with Adia's cake! You always throw fun parties!!!

The Millers said...

Okay, next time I'm in town Adia has to make a cake with me watching . . . I find it hard to believe she decorated that all by herself!!! Great Job Adia!!! I need lessons from you! Looks like a fun party. Wish I was there.

Grandma Howell said...

I am so lucky to have such a talented grandaughter to make me such a cool cake, and as for the rest of those grandkids at my party that took such delite in tagging grandma with all those water balloon "thanks" it was a very hot day! A special thank you to Amy & Kyle who arranged my dinner cruise, it was wonderful and I can't believe you both could look me straight in the face and lie to me about the dinner cruise when I asked you if they still did them. I had such a great time so I forgive you "both". I'm a very blessed Mom & Grandma!!!