I stayed up the Friday night before, in the bathtub, reading till 6 am. (Yep, you read that right.) I lost all track of time. So, later that day I woke up in the very late afternoon. Spencer woke me up with a gift and I was ornery because, well, it wasn't my birthday yet and I don't like to be woken up. I cheered right up when it was a Ben and Jerry's cookbook for homemade ice cream. Then he lead me down stairs and I couldn't believe my eyes. He'd set up an entire party all by himself. An ice cream party! He made me a cake and cupcakes (that everyone thought were ice cream cones) all by himself. I had no idea he was paying so much attention as my sous chef! He made labels for the cups with a little logo that said, "Chelsi's Ice Cream," he bought the cutest ice cream bowls and spoons for the toppings, and he made a chalkboard insert for our cabinet that had a menu for "Chelsi's Ice Cream Shop," and he set it up so adorably all by himself. I wish I had more pictures but I was so overwhelmed I forgot to take any, so the only ones I have are from Dad's cell.
He told me to eat breakfast fast and get ready because I was expecting a lot of company. I was! So many people came and I was completely overwhelmed that so many people came just to make my day. They even brought gifts! I was completely spoiled. I got a few gift cards, a lovely wall hanging to hang my niece's artwork on, a cute keyholder, a new purse, a scarf, like 5 books, some earrings, and a Kindle Paperwhite that I am OBSESSED with just to name a few things! I don't think I can put into words how special I felt by the company that came. I have really great friends and it meant SO much to me and just when I thought that was it, more surprise friends kept coming, as did the squeals.