Sunday, January 25, 2009

Celebrating Mammer

***Disclaimer: As of this weekend, "Grammer" has been officially changed to "Mammer!" Since Q can say his "g's" just fine, we decided that "Mammer" is his name for The Grandma formerly known as Grammer! ***
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On Thursday, Matt had to make a last minute trip to Abilene for a meeting...so Q and I tagged along and were ready to surprise Mammer & Slickpaw! ...
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We left at 6ish that morning and arrived in A-town around 9:30. My Dad (since he knew Matt was coming) was starting to get suspicious, so we had to quickly throw him off. I texted him for a while (telling him we were at the library) but finally called him back when I got to my parent's house. When he questioned me being in the car, I told him that I was at home. Then, to have proof that I wasn't lying, so he asked me to ask Quinn to let the puppies out of their cage. Q ran to Zoe's cage and started saying "Zoe! Zoe!" I knew that my cover was blown, but even though he heard Quinn, he still had no idea. Then, he asked me to go over and push the buttons on the microwave. When I did, and he heard the beeping, he believed me and knew that I was at home! ...
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Funny thing! I was at HIS home! ... So, after changing Q's clothes, we hopped in the car and headed to Slickpaw's office. When we walked in the door, he couldn't believe it! It was fun to trick him! ...
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Then, it was Mammer's turn...since her birthday was Saturday, we decided to grab some balloons and head to her school. When we got there, we had the principal call her and tell her that there was a "situation" in the office and that she needed to come right away. In seconds, she was in his office and found Quinn sitting in the principal's office with balloons for his Mammer! She was SUPER excited...
Then, we hung out at her school for a while...taking everything out of the treasure box, watching the big kids and going around to say "hi" to all of Mammer's friends! ...
Oddly enough, Mammer and Slickpaw were headed to our house on Thursday after school...So, Mammer rode with Q and I, and Matt rode with Slickpaw. ...Then, it was a weekend of birthday celebration for Mammer...

On Saturday morning, she opened all of her presents!...We got her more of her silverware from Anthropologie (she now has 12 place settings), attachments to her "Happy Everything" plate that I made her for Christmas, and a 2009 photo calendar. She loved them all...but with each gift, Q wanted it to be a cake. He said it over and over...so, here they are with Mammer's cake...
After some presents, we headed to downtown McKinney to eat at a precious little restaurant called Spoons. It was very yummy and such a fun place! ...
After eating, we piddled downtown and Slickpaw bought Q this cowboy hat! Is he not so precious!?!?...

Then, for Mammer's birthday, she wanted to go to the pottery painting place, Walls of Clay, and have Q make her a mug...So, after many failed attempts at putting his hands on a mug, we opted for his foot and wrote "Mammer Loves Quinn's Stinky Feet." Since she and Q have stinky feet in common, it was perfect. Quinn also made a cross for Slickpaw's office. ... We can't wait to see how they turn out! ...

For dinner, Mammer chose Babes, and none of us opposed! It was SUPER yummy and ended with a hilarious 58th birthday chicken dance! Mammer was a good sport...for telling her real age and for doing the dance! ...
Q wasn't too sure of all of the commotion but helped Mammer blow out the candle on her honey biscuit...and he helped her eat it too! ...
He even practiced doing the chicken dance for his birthday that's coming up very soon...

After we got home and were winding down for the night, I realized that Mammer didn't have a birthday cake! We tried to get one at a bakery in downtown, but they were closed...and then we forgot. So, we opted for a birthday sundae after Matt, Slickpaw and I sang a beautiful rendition of "happy birthday!" ...

Overall, I think Mammer had a fun day...and we had fun celebrating with her!

3 comments:

Diana said...

such a fun story!

the rodriguez crew said...

adorable. you know what my favorite part about Quinn is? that brow furrow that he ALWAYS does. i LOVE that!! so cute.

Cliff said...

I heard it said, "Go where you are celebrated,not where you are tolerated!" Mammer is a blessed woman to be so celebrated!