Last Sunday was my mom’s birthday. Within about ten minutes of getting to church, Ollie drew a picture of him with Granny, holding hands. He scooted through the aisle until he reached her, snuggled up and showed her. She got a huge smile on her face and pointed at him and herself, knowing exactly what the picture was. Ollie could tell that she loved it, so he spent the rest of the meeting drawing pictures and writing sweet messages to his Granny and sharing them with her. It was so sweet and completely his idea, and both of them were beaming the whole time.
That evening we had a family dinner for her with Papa Murphy’s, which used to be my mom’s favorite whenever she visited us in Provo. We just got a location near us this year.
I secretly gave Colin and Santi some silly sting to spray at Granny right after she blew her candle out. She was very surprised and LOVED it. She loves pranks and practical jokes.
And, just because these two girls (Carina and her cousin Leslie) have been crazy about each other lately, and they are so cute…a couple of pictures of the two littlest party girls.
My mom was pretty tired after a couple of hours, but I think she had a good time and we were happy to show her how much we love her.