I know a very lovely young woman who is sixteen years old today –
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Maddie!
The plan was to: Borrow a 15 passenger van, write out riddles that describe over a dozen individuals who will each be holding a cupcake for the birthday girl, confuse the birthday girl so she wont know what is happening until it happens, pick up around a dozen people throughout the southwest Missouri hills (within an hour’s drive) holding said cupcakes and drive into the city with a van load of best friends to celebrate one sixteenth birthday.
My husband and I decided to buy the birthday girl a car for her sixteenth birthday – because we are cool like that – so we stopped in the Hot Wheels section of Walmart’s toy area and the hubs picked out his dream car, a ’68 El Camino.
“It’s like a car, but it’s a pick-up.” You’re not fooling me cowboy.
I first said, “yuck,” but it was a sparkly purple and I like sparkly purple, so we bought it. She is so lucky.
I’d say, birthday girl is getting a sweet ride today – The El Camino, not just a van full of best friends and cupcakes – I also thought a dozen white roses would be nice, so we picked those up too.
I didn’t catch a photo of van number two with the cupcake delivery driver – Andrea – who drove a few minutes ahead each stop delivering cupcakes.
The birthday van got started a bit later than we had planned on originally and my baby got fussy with the wait, so birthday girl missed seeing him. He had to go down for a nap, but he had fun waiting.
I got to snap a photo of my fifteen year old brother after I dropped him off at his surprise spot, what a cutie.
Brother got home late tonight after a long day with his buddies and told me it was EPIC.
I’d say, mission accomplished for a Sweet Sixteen.
[It was totally the El Camino.]