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Children surprise mom at McCarran Airport for 75th birthday

Posted at 11:55 PM, Nov 25, 2016
When Evie Stefansky arrived at McCarran International Airport, she thought she was going to spend her birthday weekend with her oldest daughter enjoying Las Vegas. 
Just after picking up her bag on Thursday, she got a special surprise as her two younger children approached singing "Happy Birthday."
The 75-year-old stood stunned for a few seconds, before getting a hug from her youngest daughter.
"I didn't understand what they were doing here," Evie Stefansky said. "First of all, they live in Israel, what the heck are they doing in Vegas?"
The heartwarming moment was six months in the making.
"We were like it was mom's 75th, where are we going?  What are we going to do? Let's do something big and something unexpected and here we are," Rebecca Stefansky said.
Rebecca and Jonathan Stefansky took a 20-hour flight from Israel to surprise their mother when she arrived in Las Vegas.
Evie didn't even know where she was going until she left Florida.
“My eldest Jordana had to keep this a surprise,” Evie Stefansky said. “Not even that, she won't even tell me the hotel."
Jordana Stefansky told her siblings she had to stall while they found the right spot in the airport.
"I'm glad the surprise is over. It was very stressful,” Rebecca Stefansky said.  
The oldest daughter said the look on her mother’s face was “absolutely” worth the stress.
As the family left the airport and jumped in their limo, the three children said they still had plenty of surprises in store for their mom's birthday bash.
"It is the most phenomenal birthday!” Evie Stefansky said.