Thursday, May 2, 2013

Surprise !!

My son Jeffrey will be 40 next week, to be sure of surprising him my daughter-in-law threw a surprise party for him this past Saturday at my brother's house in Brooklyn. Jeffrey thought he was going there to celebrate my niece's engagement.

A few of the party goers practice hiding in the corner. My baby bro shows us how hot the sun is when "be there in 10 minutes" turns into more than a half hour




Finally, from the other side of the house, birthday boy and his best girl arrive. 


Lots of hugging


Lots of laughter from his friends


Once she got over the shock of a crowd of people yelling surprise at her and Daddy, Hope had a great time with her friends





Corn-on-the-cob was a big hit




Until cake came along. Dad got the first slice and then there was some discussion about who got the corner flowers. Hope wasn't happy for a moment but then everyone shared. 




A toast to the birthday boy


Me and my sweeties


Happy Birthday to a good son, a good Dad, and a good guy



29 comments:

Jay Simser said...

Wonderful, what a great party. Hope looks so intense while watching the cake. Give her an extra big hug from me.

jabblog said...

Happy Birthday to your handsome son. Forty-year-olds look so young these days, don't they?

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Happy Birthday to your son. It looked like a great party!

Daryl said...

he is such a hunk .. wait, did i say that? ;) You look mar-veh-ous you fabulous dame you, love you ...

Cherie said...

Happy Birthday, Jeffrey! Sounds like a great party!

OldLady Of The Hills said...

HAPPY HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY to your dear dear son....!
Pulling off a surprise party can be daunting---BUT, you all did it!!! HOORAY!
HOPE is so darling---and so grown up! It looks like a Good Time Was Had By All....! LOVE the picture of you with your two favorite people...!

Sylvia K said...

Daryl is right! What a hunk indeed!! And what a fun day for all of you! Thanks for sharing the fun with us as well! Love the pic of you!! Have a great weekend!!

I'm With Stupid said...

Happy birthday to Jeffrey! Good times!

Jay

Ron said...

Dianne, I was smiling so much while viewing your awesome photos - especially the ones of Hope and friend eating corn on the cob. OMG...how precious!!!!

LOVE the one of you, Hope, and Jeffrey!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JEFFREY!!!!!

X to you and Hope!

Mike said...

HBD Jeff.

Akelamalu said...

Happy Birthday to your son! Lovely photos Dianne, I particularly like the one of you with your son and Hope, she's such a sweetiepie and your son is so handsome!

Nancy said...

What a fun day. It looks like everyone got in on the festivities and lots of memories were made....Happy Birthday to you son.....We mamas are proud aren't we....?

Reena Walkling said...

Nothing like family get togethers! Handsome son and of course gorgeous little Hope!

Hilary said...

Awww what a great day! Happy 40th to your gorgeous boy. The photos are lovely. I especially love the one of the three of you.

Is the little boy in the yellow t-shirt related? I see a resemblance between him and Hope.

DJan said...

Since I am already totally in love with Hope, I loved seeing her incognito at this event. Loved it! You are so fortunate, Dianne, a great family, with love in abundance. :-)

ellen abbott said...

He's not too bad to gaze on either. And that Hope. What a face.

Rambling Woods said...

Of course he is a great guy..You raised him..Happy Birthday.. hugs..Michelle

HermanTurnip said...

Hey! I celebrated my birthday as well this past weekend. Bizarre how close our birthdays are. Looks like your son had a great birthday, and Hope had a blast as well! :-)

ds said...

Happy Birthday to your son, proud Mama! You all look fabulous; I love the glasses Hope is wearing in some of the pics.

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, yes, it must have been a surprise to Hope, too. What a nice crowd, and lots of yummies. I'm sure your son was delighted.
K

Betty said...

Happy Birthday to Jeffrey!

Granny Annie said...

Wonderful and fun celebration. Did Hope get some corner flowers? I want a pair of glasses like hers:)

Cloudia said...

all the best!



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Happy Elf Mom said...

I keep forgetting your kid is only a few years younger than me! Wow!

I think wars have been started over corner flowers. There needs to be some sort of new cake to address this issue so everyone can get one.

Linda Reeder said...

It is kind of startling when your child turns 40, as my daughter did this March, but then it is a great occasion for a family celebration!
I love seeing photos of Hope and her daddy together. What beautiful offspring you have.

CrystalChick said...

Happy birthday to your son and many good wishes for a year full of awesome!
Looks like a fun party. Nice photos!


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a handsome guy Hope's daddy is! Lovely family. My youngest will be 50 next birthday! I must be getting old.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Hi My Dear....Just checking in to see if you are okay....It's been a while since you posted and also since you visited---Just making sure you are okay and letting you know I am thinking of you and sending you (((((((HUGS)))))))

Knight said...

These photos of that gorgeous son of yours are killing me!

I love love love the photo of you looking all sultry in that hot eye shadow with your handsome son and the edible cheeked third generation.