Saturday, January 23, 2010
Talk about the perfect SURPRISE! Picked Chelsea and John up at 1PM from airport so we come home and wait til Rich arrives from school, we see him pull in so they sit at kitchen table and I decided if he saw me NOT in sweats he'd want to know where we were going to I went in bathroom he comes upstairs says HI then heads to the kitchen where Chelsea looks up from the paper and says "HI POPS" puts her head back down to read while he stands there in totaly disbelief and starts crying he's so happy they are here, lots of hugs and I come in the kitchen and he is overwhelmed that they came for the weekend. So she informs him since she came all this way he owes her dinner at her favorite Italian place called Geno's which has been owed by a family for 50 years not a fancy place but they make a platter of cheese lasgana that is totally TWO meals in one and the BEST in all of town and yes each of us brought a meal home in leftovers that is why you go there! So he calls Lance and says guess who surprised me and is sitting in the kitchen? He plays dumb and Dad tells him(OF COURSE HE KNEW) so he joins us for dinner just our family which was so cool they sang Happy Birthday to Chelsea and Rich and brought them bowls of Spamoni Ice Cream with candles in them! Chelsea would NOT have left without that anyway!! So we enjoy dinner and conversations and then she says "Hey Dad let's go out to the casino I feel lucky!" He of course is more then up for that so off we go with Lance following in his car he decided to take a different route then we have EVER taken and we almost get lost til Lance bails us out but they had to find the cash machine cause he did not know we were going there and I didn't dare tell him I already had cash for us or he would have know it was planned. We finally get to the Casino and right inside the doors is a bathroom which he says he needs to use he has to POOP.....NOT NOW I am thinking but we wait til that's done and move on down to where everyone is waiting, Lance and John say lets get a birthday beer before we gamble and decide to walk into the lounge, so there is everyone and he sees my aunt and uncle sitting at a table and says "Oh nice to see you guys" STILL NO CLUE til everyone yells SURPRISE and he almost faints when it hits him WHY they are all there!!About 27 people and they made a wonderful (YES MAURI) Yankee cake for him one friend brought a gag jug of wine(the joke is it is super cheap wine and the man is a conesouir of FINE wine and it isn't Rich get the joke) Rich will drink ANY wine which was cute then he gave him a $100 bottle of wine that Rich announce he would save til he and Chelsea could share it once the baby is born. It was wonderful and he was so totatlly surprised could NOT believe everyone was there for HIM never dawned on him they came to see Chelsea and baby hehehehe. Kidding!
So we played the pennies for along time and left him at the craps table when we couldn't see anymore and I have NO idea when he came home Lance brought him home and he was so sweet he crashed on the couch so as NOT to wake. Will be a long day today as kitties woke me up early but that's ok. Chelsea and I will be attending the Ladies Final of the US Olymipic Ice Skating Events today at 4PM while Rich will take John and him to the Gonzaga Boys Basketball game since his cousin gave him his two tickets as his birthday gift!! So we have a very full day ahead full of fun, hugs and laughter. I noticed that the picture of baby is too dark to print so will convince her to let me have one more today to share and I will post them soon as I get some off my camera for all to see. Thank you for sharing this absolutely wonderful surprise with me and now I wil STOP being a liar and start being honest....til the next surprise!!