The birthday is over and now it’s back to the same routine. I had a wonderful day of doing some of the things I really enjoy doing. Angie, Ben, and Joshua came over for dinner to help me celebrate and it was a super evening.
Above is an image of Joshua smiling at Angie as she plays ‘peek-a-boo’ with him. He is such a good little guy and just likes to look around and take everything in. I don’t know if it was my one day growth of whiskers, my cologne, or my voice but for some reason he was not thrilled when I was holding him.
Another happy face as Angie continued to play ‘peek-a-boo’ with Josh. We have a tradition in our family as many do, that the birthday person gets to choose the dinner. So last night I chose Cheeseburgers on the grill (one of my favorites), home-made french fries, baked beans and for the birthday cake (the cake my Mother made me every year) a chocolate “wacky” cake. (made with water.) Love it. In fact until Jeanne and I were married I had never had a “wacky” cake with frosting on it.
Above Ben is sticking his tongue out at Josh and Josh is mimicking him. So then after dinner we get to the presents. Angie and Ben gave me a wonderful wine kit. Ben said after seeing my attempt of using the out dated cork screw remover he knew he wanted to get this. Then they also gave me a new fishing rod and reel.
We’re going to Leech Lake this Summer on a re-creation of our long ago family vacations when the kids were little. Jeanne gave me an electric wine opener. Everyone got a kick out of that (apparently they didn’t compare shopping lists.) It was great fun. One of my favorite wines (from my college days) is Lambrusco, which by the way has a screw top. 🙂
One of the best birthdays in recent memory. Too bad Mark couldn’t stay for it but he had to get back to UNI. Thanks for stopping by. Be warm and be careful.