Friday, May 28, 2010

5... it's kind of a big deal

My mom and I decided about a month ago that we would give Deacon the ultimate surprise for his birthday... we booked her a plane ticket and kept it a secret.  She flew in yesterday (the day before his bday) and stayed hidden all evening.  This morning when we went into his room to sing happy birthday (like we've done every single year since he was one), my mom came in with us... and Deacon was so shocked.  I thought he was going to cry.  It was so sweet.  (I got it on video... will post soon)

Deacon's big request for the day was that he wanted to go to the "pancake store" (aka Ihop) for breakfast and eat spaghetti for dinner... easy enough!  So we started our day out right... with pancakes covered in all different kinds of syrup.  And best part about the trip?  The waitress learned it was his birthday- so she came out with an ice cream sundae and sang to him!!!  It was so sweet.  

After school Deacon got to open his other gifts... he scored- and had a really really hard time choosing what to play with first.  When we ate dinner I wouldn't let him keep his presents on the table with us... which bummed him out for a few minutes.  We had our traditional "Deacon" birthday dinner... the Coniglio family spaghetti sauce and then Great Grandma Gerold's caramel iced chocolate cake.  It was a perfect evening. 

Now our little 5 year old is sound asleep... after much convincing that he was actually pretty tired.  We've got a big day ahead of us tomorrow- he's taking his spending money (thanks to Grammy & Grumpy) to the Lego store to buy a "BIG" Lego set.  I think he's more excited about this than he was about Christmas.  


kellie said...

OMG...LOOVE the shirt! What an awesome surprise!

Unknown said...

SO fun! He is SUCH a sweetheart! Happy 5th Birthday!

hiyaluv said...

SUCH FUN!!! That is the best surprise ever! You must post video NOW!

Lisa B. said...

Can't wait to see the video!!!

Krianca said...

HA! We gave a shirt to our friend in NYC that said "I'm kind of a big deal in Japan"

On another note. That is the second best face of Zac. I officially love his 'crying' face and his 'shove-mass-amounts-of-matter-into-face' face.