A Birthday Surprise and a Fairy

My dad turned 60 this year--can you believe it?! And so for his birthday we threw him a surprise, "Happy Birthday, we're glad you're still here!" party, and it actually stayed a surprise! Amazing! Mom flew Sevy and I in for the event and Thursday night we decided to drop in and surprise Dad. We rung the doorbell and when Dad opened the door, there stood Sevy, by herself, looking up at Pappa! He was so excited and so surprised! Pappa was Sevy's favorite person this trip! (oh--p.s. Jaclyn is only taller than me in the above picture because she's wearing like 4" heels.)

Coming home is so fun because everyone lives so close now! (Except me.) Sevy was able to play with all of her cousins and they had a great time! On Saturday--the actual birthday--we all went out to eat and then Shawn and Dad took the kiddo's flying. This is something I usually avoid, due to the fact that I cronically get sick in small airplanes (sad when you consider my family!), however, Dad asked if Sevy wanted a ride and there you have it . . . I was stuck going too! Surprisingly, it was not bad! Dad took us up in the Birddog--an old war plane--and Sevy liked looking out the window and had a great time, and I didn't get sick! Shawn flew in formation with us with some of the other kiddo's who wanted to go upside down, so they were in the Decathalon. Everyone had a blast!

That night, Dad and Shawn did a fly-by for Jack Layton's 80th birthday and we were all at the museum frantically trying to get everything done. They brought the planes in and we all ran to hide and we were sure Dad saw at least one of us--but no! He thought he had to speak at some dinner that night, so he went to his hangar to study. When he came over just after 6pm, the museum was filled with friends and family and he was so surprised! It was awesome! The party turned out great and the whole trip was just so fun!

Halloween: So yesterday was Halloween, and really, for me the best part of this holiday is dressing up Sevy. This included Sevy as a naked rockstar--we have a video of her jamming out and dancing--and then for the real festivities, a fairy (because who can resist a puffy skirt a wings?!) We missed the trunk-or-treat this year, so instead, we went to the mall for easy trick-or-treating. After a couple of stores, Sevy caught what was going on and would go up to the candy person and open her bag or help herself! She was loving it! After the mall we went over to the gym I work at because they were doing a carnival type party. We walked around there for a few minutes, and called it a night. Halloween is fun, but not what it used to be.


Ortega said...

Wow it has been a long time; I am glad to see that everything is going great for you and your family. I was glad to see your comment on our blog and was so involved in checking out your peeps and reminiscing about high school that I forgot to reply. So keep things uptodate, though I rarely comment, I like to keep tabs on the old MHS crew.

The Porter's said...

I love the picture of her with the banana and the fairy costume!! That gave me a good laugh and a smile for the day... Seeing the the pictures of the hanger made me flash back to our senior prom... fun days!! Take care.

The Macdonald family said...

Oh where, oh where has my smelly kat gone???? I love these pictures of Sevy. She looks so cute as a fairy. Do you guys like guitar hero? My sister just bought it but I haven't tried it yet. Have you ever played the wii?? Theres a game on there that every time I play it, I think of you. you would love it!