We wanted to do something a lil different for Kailee's birthday. She's had big parties, small parties, amusement park celebrations, pizza parties, swim parties, and every other kinda party in between ... so what's left, a SURPRISE party!
Her Aunt Jen took her and Alliyah out to lunch and for a mini shopping trip, and to keep her out of the house for a while, so we could get to work.
A few hours later, we got the - we're around the corner text & everyone got into position.
Saying she was surprised is a understatement, she was shocked!
"OMG! There are a lot of people and they are all staring at me!"
Since we were celebrating her birthday early, she was a lil confused too. She locked eyes with her Daddy and headed straight for him. She slyly whispered to him, "why is everyone here". He said, "for you". lOl! She didn't want to assume it was a birthday celebration. Haha
I adore this picture!
Some family & friends
Cousin Johnny & Justin
Opening gifts [she mostly got money]!
Getting everything ready
Kailee & Taylor
Our almost 14 year old!
Her fav ~ mint chip ice cream cake from Cold Stone
Cool affect with the camera lens
Make a wish
Lots of smoke after 14 candles
It was a great day! I think she felt extra special, which is all could ask for! Everything went perfect! I couldn't believe we actually pulled it off. When we invited the kids in the neighborhood, we only told their parents and asked them to keep it a secret from the kids ... we were sure someone would accidentally slip if they knew! That was a great idea because she never found out!
This was a couple of days later ... spending all that birthday money! She has to take advantage while she can - because we don't normally let her spend her birthday money, it all goes into her savings account. She usually only gets to spend her gift cards, so she went a lil crazy!