I called Kelly and asked if we could borrow him on her night. She graciously said yes. So we showed up at her house around 5:15 to "kidnap" him. We blindfolded him and instructed him not to ask any questions.
I had Cory turn down some random streets. When we got to a cul-de-sac, I took Cole out of the car (I may or may not have walking him into the car door...depends who you ask.), and walked him around the car. And then had him get back in. A blind-folded Chinese fire drill. WAY fun for ME!
Cory led him into the restaurant. He was totally messing with him the whole time. "Okay, step UP." "Okay, step DOWN." When there were no steps. Man, I wish I'd have videotaped it.
The only photo I didn't get is the "Surprise" photo. But he was so happy. He felt very special, and loved sharing his birthday with Grandma and Grandpa, Tanya and Jason and the kids. He wanted to take the sombrero home. He's a great kid, and that was super fun. I'll have to think of a way to top it for next year! (Note to other moms: have fun with your teenager. Laugh when you can. It's worth it.)