Sunday, March 14, 2010

Oh Mamma the Surprise

Last week while I was visiting Chickie and fam for my birthday, I was treated to an amazing birthday supper. Chickie and Gram got reservations at a restaurant in downtown Minneapolis called Zelo's. The food was awesome.

First, we had an appetizer of sauteed portobellos and peppers. Oh so good. After that I ordered the Chicken Parmigiana, Gram ordered the Tortiglioni Rossa and Chickie ordered the Fussili Lunghi. Am I right about that ladies? Because to be honest, I was so busy stuffing my face, I truly can't remember. Everything was so good. We each split our plates three ways so, we all could try each others. I do have to say that mine was the best by far. Sorry ladies.

The whole surprise, I mean everything, was Chickie's idea. She planned when I was flying out and what we were going to do each day.


My BEAUTIFUL Mother-in-Law, my FAVORITE girl, and me.

Being chocoholics, the Budino (Molten chocolate cake with Vanilla gelato and Fudge sauce) was our preferred choice for dessert. It was amazing. We also ordered a Tiramisu to share but, it didn't even compare.

So, afterwards we leave and head towards the parking garage. Well at least that's what I thought. When we were supposed to cross the street the girls grabbed me and said we weren't leaving just yet. Hmmm. I was confused and a little concerned. I said, "I'm not going to have to get up and dance or something?" They just smiled.

Ok, sorry Chickie, but I have to tell this part. It is just too funny. The night before my birthday Chickie said we should get pedicures on my birthday because her feet were so sore from shopping all day. Well, it just so happens that I was wore Chickie's high heels out to the restaurant. Which anyone who knows her well, knows she has some pretty stinky shoes. I mean STINKY. It was not my idea to wear them, but Chickie insisted I couldn't wear my clunky shoes. Anyway, both ladies happen to stop in front of a nail salon and this scared me. There was no way I was going to let someone touch my feet when I was wearing stinky shoes. They assured me wasn't where we were going. Whew.


As we walked on my mother-in-law tried to get us to cross the street but, she was too late because seconds later I noticed peeking out from behind a building the word MIA on the marquee. Seriously! We are going to see Mamma Mia? I LOVE the movie and the music. Chickie can attest to this. And it was opening night!

Yep, they totally surprised me. I had totally forgotten that weeks earlier I had asked Chickie if her and Gram were going to see a show while they were in the cities dress shopping. She told me Mamma Mia was going to be in town and I told her NO WAY are you going to see it without me.

Well, of course my girl remembered this and like I said she organized the whole thing. Good thing she has some good backers, because Ryan bought the plane tickets and my wonderful in-laws bought the show tickets.

This really was the best birthday I have ever had. Chickie, YOU ARE THE BEST. I love you so much and I am so proud of you. You aren't only my daughter anymore, you are turning into my best friend too! Love ya and thanks again Chickie, Ryan, Mom and Dad for an unforgettable birthday. And I did get up and dance!

6 comments:

Chickie said...

love you mom! i miss you!

Lisa said...

What an incredible birthday surprise!

Ticia said...

Great birthday surprise, I'm jealous! And the chocolate dessert, yum!

Sandra said...

Hsppy Birthday! Thanks for stopping by and for becoming a follower. Good luck with your new home and happy crafting soon!

Dawn said...

That is a pretty incredible birthday, with some really precious pictures for memories to boot. I am, however, disappointed that we didnt get to see the shoes, lol. Sad that is the funny part that sticks in my brain, right?!? :D

Angie S said...

Awesome...I love chick parm...my FAV dinner!!

The dessert looks yummy to my tummy!

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