I shared with you that last Thursday was our ten-year anniversary. Well, while I was wooed by my husband with flowers, neat things for our yard and a special night out this coming weekend, I was not prepared for what my girls had been up to!
Taylor came home from school on Thursday VERY stressed out. She needed me OUT of the house, she had things to do and I could NOT know about them.
So we did our best to stay out for a few minutes while she set her plan into action.
I have to share though that days before Taylor had overheard Kris and I talking about our very bummeristic car issues which drained [BIG-TIME] our anniversary fund.
And perhaps [in my sadness], I may I have shouted something like, "WELL GREAT! Hawaii can wait ANOTHER ten years!!!"
Maybe. If I was the shouting type. [wink]
However, The night before our anniversary I received this e-mail from a certain fourth grader:
This is the the manager of Waikiki Hawaiian style hotel.Thank you for
the Hawaiian contest you will be staying in room number
Cute isn't it?
So when we were shooed outside I knew she was up to something. But I was so surprised when Kris and I walked in the door and saw this:
What I didn't know was that Taylor [sneaky girl] had gotten her class at school involved!
So she had a lei and a pineapple candle on the counter from her sweet teacher. [You are an amazing teacher Mrs. Hendricks!] AND THEN...She lead us upstairs where all of her friends had decorated beautiful Hawaiian pictures for us. They were all taped to the hallway. There was a volcano, a surf board and pretty palm trees. [sorry the picture stinks]
Then the girls led us to our bedroom where this cute note was on our bed stand:
After we had seen all the things they had done and eaten our yummy dinner [wink], the girls told us they had ONE more surprise. They led us outside and pulled up two chairs for us to watch a luau show they had created just for us! There was dancing:
And more dancing. And lot's of giggles. Complete with the Happy Anniversary song sung to the tune of Happy Birthday.
So Hawaii came to us. And I have to say of all the anniversaries Kris and I have had, this is the most memorable so far. It meant the world to have our girls care and plan so much like they did. It brings tears to my eyes even now writing this, because this...was a great [one of the best] moment of parenthood.
I love this crew. I really do!