Monday, September 10, 2012

Surprise!

It was Mark's 64th birthday and for months I have been keeping the secret that kids and grandkids would all be joining us.  Keeping secrets for me is really hard work, not because I want to tell, but because I forget and am very apt to give it away.  I almost did several times but always recovered.....

and in the end, he was very very surprised.  I told him of an outing I had Saturday morning to visit friends, but assured him I'd be back to have lunch with him (it would have been very anti climatic if he decided to go out!)  We had all these elaborate plans for saying surprise, but I forgot the Maya was going to announce any visitors to the back veranda.....So as they all snuck up and Maya was making a ruckus Mark came to find out what all the fuss was about, and of course we all yelled surprise!  It took him a few minutes to regain his composure, he was so stunned.

It's rare when we can all get together....so we spent a fun weekend barbecuing, playing in the pool, hot tub, visiting the zoo, and playing Sam's all time favorite Rummy-O.  A friend gifted us the set years ago and Sam's visits are never complete without multiple games of Rummy-O.

The traveling bracelet went along, so here a few photos ....  Showing the beautiful Carribean fish!



and the turtle, in front of the turtle exhibit at the zoo, how fitting!



And here playing with beads in Grandmas studio!


7 comments:

Ingrid said...

Happy birthday Mark !

Tracy Stanley-Wired Arts said...

Good work Marcia! Happy birthday to Mark...sounds like a great time was had by all!

flyingbeader said...

How wonderful...looks like you really did surprise Mark.

Cynthia Newcomer Daniel said...

YAY! I'm glad the surprise was a surprise.

LUCY said...

Que cosita màs linda, la pulsera es preciosa , pero la niña es una muñequita...Feliz cumpleaños a la cumpleañera....

Amy B. said...

Happy Birthday Mark! So glad it was a wonderful surprise for him! Great job, Marcia.

Oh - and she is about the cutesy thing I've seen!!

Spiritbead / Christina Vandervlist said...

Wonderfully sweet! And I'm going to check that you post the travelling bracelets on their blogs on that sweet baby's arm! *G* - Christina