Saturday marked my 50th birthday. It was about as regular as Saturday's go - get up later, make bacon & eggs for breakfast, head off to my primary meeting, stop for groceries, come home and clean the house. Most everything was normal except for the Eatable Bouquet sitting on my counter when I got home from the store and the phone calls from family members and messages from facebook friends throughout the day. It was great to hear from my sister Sheila and from my son Cody. Cody and I talked for 1 1/2 hrs. I think that is a record for us. I truly enjoyed it.
But the best phone call of all was from my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter Gracie. I answered the phone and heard her sweet voice say "Happy Birthday Gramma" and then she sang the first line of Happy Birthday. We had a wonderful conversation. She told me that she was having a birthday this year too and she would be 3. Then she talked about her sister "Dinny" (Sydney) and a few other things that I'm not quite sure about. Gracie then asked me what I was doing and I told her I was cleaning the house so it would be all clean for her visit the next day. Gracie's response was "On your Birthday?". I asked her if Gramma didn't clean it who would. With hardly a pause Gracie answered "GRAMPA!"
So on Sunday afternoon the family showed up to help celebrate my birthday. Starla and Ryan cooked up a great enchilada type meal. Jenna and Brock brought a wonderful rice salad. Amber and Josh supplied the tortillas and Rod provided my favourite Black Forest Cake. We all enjoyed the wonderful Eatable Bouquet sent from Sheila and her family. It was all so nice - I didn't have to do anything, not even the dishes!
|Toad house and frogs on a log|
|Sydney and Gracie|