Thursday, September 27, 2012

McCall Day 4 (part 1)

Thursday was a very special and exciting day. On this day we had a surprise birthday party for Jared’s mom. She was turning 60 so we wanted to make it extra special. We had a garden party complete with yummy food, garden party hats and a candy.

We started the day off with secretly delivering an invitation and hat to Jared’s mom. Then it was off to the park to set everything up and decorate. The cute doily banner was made by the grand daughters. They spray painted them and then attached them to the string. Each girl decorated their own hats too.

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We were all expecting Jared’s parents to come into the park from the front so it was a big surprise when we saw them walking from this direction. Madelyn was so excited when she saw grandma she ran to her from across the park.

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A group shot of all of us in our garden party hats.

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Grandma and grand kids

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After lunch we had the best part of the day. We gave Jared’s mom her birthday present.

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This has been in the works for MONTHS. We had each grandkid color a picture of their favorite memory of grandma. Then we quilted and sewed each picture together to create this BEAUTIFUL quilt.

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I love these pictures because you can see just how happy and excited the kids are to tell grandma which picture is theirs. It was a joy to help create this quilt and I know Jared’s mom will cherish it forever.

1 comment:

Rochelle Withers said...

this was a great update, looks like you all had a fun family time! Martha's quilt turned out so cute, I bet she loved it.