Last Thursday, Adam, Camp, and I headed north to Blue Ridge to surprise Fred (Papa) for his 60th birthday! My mom decided a few months ago that a surprise visit from us would be a pretty special birthday gift. :)
We arrived late Thursday evening and stayed at a hotel so the actual surprise didn't happen until Friday morning...

Bebe told Papa that she needed to pick up something from the real estate office (located inside the hotel). Once they arrived at the hotel, Papa said he'd just stay in the car to wait. We were in the lobby waiting for Bebe and Papa to walk in together so we greeted Bebe and made our way out to the car for the big surprise!

This is Fred going through the thought process of "who the heck is this?" to "oh my goodness, I know that little boy!" :) to "what is camp doing in blue ridge?"

you can see that he was pretty pleased with his birthday surprise!!

soo happy!

We loaded up in the car and headed out to bebe and papa's new house under construction. Just look at that view!

I was a little nervous walking up here as there were no railings and about a hundred foot fall (or more) down the mountain!! :)

Camp thought the porta potty was a house...

this little boy was in hog heaven...

waving goodbye to the dump truck...the dump trucks come up the mountain to bring truck loads of fill dirt to create their driveway/parking area....150 truck loads of dirt are estimated to be brought in! We witnessed about four loads and Camp was pretty pleased!!!

We then headed downtown and enjoyed lunch outside...

Camp enjoyed checking out the fire trucks and played on the playground downtown...

we saw a rooster crossing the road...

and then another one! :)

we also hit up the feed store so camp could check out all of the animals...I love this picture. Notice the "do not touch" sign and our child touching the chicks! :)

Papa told Camp to close his eyes and then he'd whistle (one of camp's favorite things for papa to do!)

this is his face after he whistled!

On Saturday we headed to Bebe & Papa's for a little birthday soiree...by this time Trip & Carly had arrived!

me with the birthday boy...his birthday is my half birthday and my birthday is his half birthday!! :)
So I'm officially 27 and a half!!

me and my silly little boy!

yummy & refreshing

Aunt Vicki , Uncle Oscar, & Colleen came over for the day to celebrate with us!! We had tasty food including my favorite crab meat bites and lots of fun togetherness! It was a wonderful weekend and the best part was that Fred was totally surprised!!
Happy Birthday, Freda!!


Bebe said...

What a great weekend! Fred was truly surprised and so touched that everyone made the effort. So proud of my kids... Love the pictures of Camp with Papa whistling! You can see the delight in his face!!

yaya said...

Happy Birthday to FRED!!! and Happy Half birthdfay to YOU!!!! looks like a great time was had by all....LOVE the new homesite!!!

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Anonymous said...

Great pictures! What a fun weekend you must have had!

Trip said...

I wanna be back there right now!

Ivy said...

These pictures are so sweet. I love the "surprise" on Fred's face and he does not look 60!