Birthday parties

We've been very busy celebrating birthdays! So I thought I'd just do a quick entry on that. The first family birthday was Sunday the 24th. My niece,  Jamie, turned 13. This is so hard for me to believe, because it seems like just a few months ago, she was a bouncy little four-year-old splashing about in the swimming pool. Now she's a lean, mean karate machine (green belt!), an avid golfer and a budding singer/actress. 

Sandy's b-day was Monday the 25th, and we celebrated all day long. First, I made her some homemade cinnamon rolls (as in from scratch, not from a box or tube) for breakfast . . . that wasn't the only thing I made but it was the hardest. :-) It was raining, so we lounged around on the back porch until the early afternoon, when we went to see "Angels and Demons" at the Greenwood Park mall. Later, we had a nice dinner at The Cheesecake Factory and she got her favorite dessert, the strawberry shortcake. If you haven't had Cheesecake Factory's strawberry shortcake, you simply haven't lived! It's amazing and so huge that two (or more) can share.

Tuesday the 26th is Cody's sixth birthday, which is something like 42 in dog years. He doesn't want to make a big deal of out it . . . just wants some extra quality time with his Mommies and Oma, and maybe a little extra meat at mealtime. 

Party on!

P.S. The cake in the above photo was actually MY birthday cake. My sister made it. It was an apple cinnamon cake and quite nice! (The cupcakes were lemon.)

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