When Alya came back from Italy in August, she said she had an important question to ask me. She explained that her cousin Cassandra had never had a big birthday party, that hers were always just her immediate family, no friends or anyone else. She wondered if it would be possible to throw a party for her here at the house…after a bit of thought, I said sure! I told her that she would have to do the organization and I would help her out. She did a very good job of getting the other girls to help her out too, and up until the big day, they managed to keep it a surprise.
Cassandra’s birthday is September 30th, but that fell right in the middle of the week this year, so we decided it would be easier to have it on the weekend before. It worked out great, Cassandra tried out for cheerleading this year and made the squad and they were supposed to have a meeting on Saturday. Then we hit a snag. What would a great plan be without a hitch though?!?!?! The meeting was cancelled and Alya started to panic. “How are we going to do this?!?!” Finally one of the girls came up with an idea, tell Cassandra that there was going to be a surprise for her birthday anyhow and make her stay in her room until a designated time. That would give them enough time to get things set up. And no way in the world would she figure out just how big of a surprise it was going to be.
At 4:00 PM Cassandra was allowed to come out and see:
As the girls finished getting chairs set up, Cassandra was told to go look at the sign on the door:
Cassandra was giggling at the sign when all of a sudden the doorbell rang. “Who could that be, maybe UPS?”
When she opened the door, she was surprised to see Louisa with gifts in hand.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY CASS!” yelled Louisa. “My gosh, I didn’t think anyone else was coming to the party, I thought it was just the girls that lived here. So glad that you are here!” replied Cass.
She directed everyone to where the tables were when the doorbell rang again. “Who in the world could that be, all of my friends from school are here.” When she opened the door, she almost fainted.
You can imagine just how surprised she was when she saw the whole gang from Pittsburgh here! “Happy Birthday Cassandra–Surprise!!!!” they all shouted. “Oh my word,” responded Cassandra, “it’s so good to see all of you. Come in!”
Once Cassandra got over her shock, everyone got seated and ready for the festivities. The girls had a great time chatting too!
Look at all of those presents!!!
Once everyone was settled, Alya thanked everyone for coming and that the first thing they would be doing would be playing a game! Anyone have any ideas as to what that was?? Stop by Tuesday to see the game. 🙂