Scroll down to see pics from my Mom's birthday party.
This is Fred and Ann, they are snow birds that live in Minnesota for half the year. Fred is a real character, he always tries to steal my food when I'm not paying attention. He has the fork marks to prove he is too slow! LOL
My Mom holding a picture of Leah we gave her for the house. She met Leah (Sam Poole's daughter) at Thanksgiving last year and was quite taken with her and wanted a picture to keep! That is Earl in the background. Earl used to sit at a table by himself at this café every morning for as long as I can remember. People started to join Earl every morning and he invited my Mom to join their table. So now everyone meets every morning and it is kind of like a revolving table, people eat, chat and leave and others come. There are about a dozen or so people that show up every day during the winter, a few less when some of the snow birds leave in the summer. It is a big round table and they always make room for whoever shows up! My Mom loves it and it is the highlight of her day. I truly love this bunch as they look after my Mom so well when I am not there!
Someone brought my Mom some beautiful roses, aren't they pretty!
Rosemarie (blog friend) gave her a beautiful handmade padded sewing box. It is six sided and when you take the top off, the sides open outward. It really caught her off guard as they feel open! She loved it!
This is my favourite pic! She loved her poster! I love the pair of hands holding the balloons! LOL
It was truly a great day, she loved her breakfast party, then we too her out to dinner to a chain called Chili's. She wanted to have baby back ribs for dinner and that is where she wanted to go! They surprised her with all the wait staff singing to her and bringing her dessert. It wasn't the usual happy birthday song, but it started with the line "I don't know, but I've been told, someone here is getting old!" She was howling with laughter. I couldn't get the camera out fast enough, the dessert was demolished in record time between us all!
Happy Birthday Mom!
All for now, Sue x