Que lo cumplas feliz!

Remember how it was Arnold's Birthday last Sunday?  Usually his birthday kind of gets swallowed up in the post-holiday hangover but this year with Carmen as my wingman I decided we could do it up right! Surprise party!!!!!

It all started out pretty simple but then as more people got involved I decided it might be better if my organizational contribution might be to "take Arnold out to the movies" so the party could be prepped.  I have to say this was a very smart move on my part.  I avoided a lot of boring discussion about what beverages should be served with cake plus I got to go to the movies.  Miraculously Arnold didn't suspect a thing.  When Carmen called and asked if he was at the door yet he turned to me and said "We better get back now, I think my Mom's tired of being with the baby."  Then he detailed out an elaborate plan for the rest of our night which included taking Elian on a walk and taking Carmen to mass.  Meanwhile I nodded in agreement as I plotted my dastardly surprise birthday plans "Muwahahahaha!'

I have to hand it to the Restrepo-Perez-Carrascal families.  They really know how to surprise the right way!  We opened up that door to a "Happy Birthday" chorus and a never-ending stream of people who poured out of Andres' bedroom.

It was a great day, wish you all could have joined in the fun!

Posted on January 18, 2010 and filed under Adventures in the World, Livin la Vida Loca.