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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Going Shopping

Today, my mother turns 72.
 I'll be sneaking her out of the house under the ruse of a shopping spree
whilst the Minions scurry about executing a carefully orchestrated
 surprise luau.
Like with leis, beachcomber hats, and tikis.
Tacky tourist glasses with flamingo straws and pina coladas.
Oh, and the first of our Minion Made Centerpieces,
which will have water features and statuary!
Be still my freaked-out heart!
 Mom's actually a blast to punk with presents.
 Like pearls and diamonds under your plate?
She does!

 Savannah is the Master of the Wrapping Paper Scam.
This disguise is pure genius.
 Why, what could this possibly be?

 Papaya tea, anyone?
 It's best to give vicious birds of prey a hood to calm them.
 Hopefully, it won't attack the shrimp cocktail.
I'm taking her out today to "help me choose fish for my tank."
In reality, the Minions are setting up her new fish tank while we're gone.
After measuring and reading ease of care and weight of the basic tank,
we got this one:

This three gallon model was an easy winner with thick unbreakable walls
and fully self-contained filtration, aeration, and lighting systems.
We got some beautiful river rock for the bottom for a natural feel,
so a really colorful pair of occupants will stand out nicely.
And she'll be choosing them herself unwittingly.
 That might top this.
If not, I have lobster ravioli.
Headed for Walmart, Flamingo Road Nursery, Petco, Lowes, and Home Depot.
If not back, avenge death.


Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Oh have fun!! A surprise luau sounds great!! Love the gifts. You guys have so much creative fun together! Love it!
Lobster ravioli, you say????

lisbonlioness said...

That sounds like the best birthday ever!
Love all the stealth.
Happy birthday Sunnys' Mum! <3

Unknown said...

Sounds like lots of fun! Just wanted to say I love your blog. :)

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a great birthday...she is a lucky woman to be surrounded by so much attention and love. Please wish her my best.

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Sounds like a blast to me! Hope you plan to post some pics! (and that Lobster ravioli recipe!) Happy Birthday to your mom!