My mom has always been there for me and has probably helped me out of situations she shouldn't have. I thought this would be a great way to show appreciation. Plus her mom and sister already have iPads that they use and since my mom is too self sacrificing she'd never buy it on her own. The reason I passed on the iPad 3 is because she isn't going to need a quad core graphics processor, resolution isn't that important, and I'm afraid 16GB isn't going to be enough..so I picked up a iPad 2 32GB for $450. I don't know why I'm making this topic quite frankly, I'm just so excited and apparently I wanted to share the news with my macrumors' friends.