We made decorations, Z requested chips and salsa, brought out S's favorite jammies, wrapped a little gift that we were saving for a special occasion (a daddy mug with pictures of us), had his dinner ready, Z picked out one of Daddy's favorite songs (Power of Love) to play and even had a cold beer for him to enjoy :) C looked at all the pictures of Daddy and the kids that we printed out and kept saying "Dawdy, Dawdy, Dawdy," We were ready to go (about 2 hours too early ;).
When we finally heard S's car, we turned off all the lights and waited for him to come up the stairs. Once he did, we flipped them on, Z hit play on the Ipod and we yelled, "Surprise!". It was a big surprise for S and he was so touched by the gesture. He was beaming all evening and told me it was what he really needed to keep going. At the end of the party Z said to S, "Thanks for working a lot, I know you do it to make money for us". This really choked S up :)
|Z's poster (looks like it says "Chill" but it doesn't)|
|The Special Treats|