Birthday Surprise

I flew out to San Diego last night to surprise my mom for her 75th birthday. I tell you, there is nothing more satisfying than waiting quietly for a 75-year-old woman to walk into her house so you can yell Happy Birthday.

Good news: her pacemaker works.

If she wore pants, I’m fairly certain she would have pooped them. I wish I recorded her reaction because it was a beautiful blend of excitement to see me and relief I wasn’t a murderer. So this week, I’ll be hanging out with my mama and brother and enjoying a week off of work.

So far, the birthday girl requested lunch at Islands Restaurant. This was her meal.

That’s what you do when your 75. Get exactly what you want. No shame. She’s like the honey badger. She don’t care.

We’re going to dinner tonight, so I ordered the turkey burger off the lighter menu.

Then I proceeded to eat half of mom’s fries so that idea was a bust. (Seriously the best sweet potato fries I’ve ever had. Let’s add Islands to the list of places we need in Orlando.)

Anyway, I need to get ready for tonight’s celebration. Mom is making herself a mudslide as we speak and it’s not even 5:00pm. That’s a woman after my own heart. Happy Birthday Mama Bird!


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9 responses to “Birthday Surprise

  1. So cute! I love it and omg those sweet potato fries look amazing!

  2. Major #TDOTM points on this one! Enjoy the awesome weather and waive at the Hotel del Coronado for me if you are ever near it. 🙂

  3. Aww I hope your mum has a great birthday!!

    Those Sweet Potato Fries look so delicious and I love that she just get whatever she wants, as it should be. My grandma is 96 and she smokes a pack of cigarettes a day and drinks half a bottle of white wine a day and refuses to eat vegetables and she will without a doubt live past 100.

  4. Amber K

    Wow those fries look good! And happy birthday to your mom. 🙂

  5. Stephanie Frame

    Your mom is gorgeous! What a hoot!

  6. Amy

    Happy Birthday to your mom! So awesome that you could surprise her….but glad you didn’t surprise her TOO much, haha. 🙂

  7. What a nice surprise! I’d love to do that for my mom someday…but I’m too cheap…well, and she’s moving to the same town as me in 3 months! (Hooray for an early retirement!) So the only surprises she’ll get from me now is 3 extra mouths to feed at dinner time if I don’t feel like cooking for myself in the evening.

    Enjoy your trip!

  8. Aww, you are the best daughter ever. Happy birthday to your beautiful mom! Hope you guys have the best week together. I want to see lots of food pics when this week is over!

  9. Mz. Teri

    Another Virgo! Your mom rocks! Have a great time with her this week, and let’s celebrate my upcoming bday when you return! 😀

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