Sunday, January 22, 2012

happy birthday mr c!

what do you buy a guy who you have been married to over half your life, who has everything, who buys what he wants, usually when he wants it and who has more bedroom shoes and lounge pants than anyone on the planet (gifts from me) .... i had to figure out something special for his "milestone" birthday, and it has been on my mind all week - what to do.... well, i called a few people i know and got one balloon for each year of his life delivered this sunday morning. if they were delivered yesterday, half would be on the ground this morning. so, my friend at Angel's Florist made and delivered them this morning while mr. c was having his coffee. i was afraid i would give it away as i kept going to the kitchen to look out the window, so i would rattle a pan or something so he wouldn't know what i was doing! :)

we are having a traditional southern birthday dinner - pot roast, greenbeans and carrots, my soon-to-be-famous smushed potatoes (red potatoes, butter, cream, s&p - all mashed by hand), rolls and cake with ice cream. and, afterwards, we will all go to the front yard and set all of those balloons free. i can hardly wait to see everyone's faces, especially the little granddaughters, when they fly up and away!

it has been all i could do to not say too much - i am such a blabber mouth about gifts - i usually give it away with hints or give the gift when i buy it - i just get so excited that i cannot wait! can you tell i am excited with all this blabbering! lol!! i am off to the kitchen to finish up - the kids will be here soon. hope y'all do something fun today!!


Sherry@ Ties2ThePast said...

What a great idea!!
Have fun!!

ThreeOldKeys said...

hey, i wondered about all those balloons flying overhead a few days ago ...

happy belated birthday to mr c!
i bet you all had a great time.