Sunday, September 18, 2011


Last night we celebrated my dad's birthday with a Surprise party.
He thought he was coming over for a quiet dinner with just us and my brother and his girlfriend but little did he know that the entire family would be waiting patiently for him to arrive.

He was definitely surprised!
We were so happy it all went as planned and that nobody slipped and ruined the surprise before hand.

The girls were so excited to have a surprise party and of course to see their Papa.

We don't often all get together so it was great to have just about everyone over to celebrate my dad's birthday.

I took a ton of pictures which I usually don't have the time to do because I'm too busy running around getting things done but I had my mother in law, who is a caterer, make dinner so I could sit and enjoy the party.
Except I don't think I sat much but it's alright because I had a great time taking pictures, talking to everyone and watching the kids play.

The girls had so much fun playing with their cousins, I just wish we all lived closer so they could see each other more often!

I love this picture of the kids singing 'Happy Birthday' to my dad.
He loves kids and seeing the cousins together and having as much fun as they did,  I'm pretty sure was one of the best parts of the party for him.

They even got to helps blow out the candles.

What a blast it was and I had soooo much fun putting it all together.
I know everybody enjoyed it and it couldn't have gone any better.
You know it was a good party when you wish you could do it all over again!


Kristin said...

What fun! Looks like you all had a wonderful time. I love when my whole family can get together, which isn't often!

Jennifer S. said...

Everyone looks so happy! What a lucky Dad!

Kat said...

Aw, how sweet is your dad? Too cute! I love a good surprise party, it looks like he had the best time ever!

Genn said...

Shannon that last picture is GREAT!

What a fun surprise for your Dad! He looked so happy. And you got some really great pictures. That book must be a good one. ;) Thanks for the tip on them, I think I will look at the second one.

KERRY said...

Beautiful pictures Shannon!! Such a lovely surprise for your dad and that last pic of him is awesome :)
Lovin' all your decorations and that pic of your two girls, as usual, they look so pretty!!

CHH said...

Dear Shannon,

I know your parents must be so proud of you.

I'm sure you enjoyed sprinkling love on your Dad
for his special day. He looks great by the way.

Loved the burlap runners on the tables outside.

Great idea putting a smock on Brooklyn to save
her outfit.

I also love the picture of the girls in front of the sofa.
It came out so clear. Great one to send to your Dad.

Glad you had the opportunity to have your MIL cater
so you could join in on the fun with everyone.

Such great times!



Colleen said...

haha! I spotted the burlap runner too and thought hey that's cute!!

Looks like you guys had alot of fun. Love the pictures of your dad with the kids and cake. Too cute!

Cyn said...

Aww I love the last picture! Happy Birthday to your Dad =)

Sunshine said...

Sounds like and looks like a blast!

Tricia said...

It looks like everyone had lots and lots of fun, especially your dad. I'm sure that was such a special day for him. I really love that last photo and the one of your dad and the kids around the cake...super cute!