sooo, I’m bunching a lot of birthdays together for this post.
I haven’t done a post since Easter since we have been doing a bit
of renovating, and my photos are getting way behind,
In February, Brandon turned 6 and celebrated with a Legos theme.
~ the centerpiece ~
~ Lego candy ~
~ best buddies (cousins) admiring his cake ~
He was enthralled with this huge set of Legos
and has played with them nearly every day since then, his mother says.
At the beginning of April, Madelyn had a small supper party
for her 16th birthday ~ her great-grandmother (my beautiful mother)
was a bit surprised when I snapped this picture ~
Madelyn loves the multi-colored scarf she is wearing
which was made for her by one of her good friends.
We were served Maddy's favorite meal of baked chicken, rice,
breadsticks with alfredo sauce and Olive Garden salad.
~ her favorite dessert ~ peppermint cheesecake ~
We were all so excited to witness her stunned surprise
when she learned she was going to be traveling to the far west
this summer as a guest of a friend and her grandparents.
Last weekend, we celebrated Jordan’s 5th birthday
at his dinosaur-themed party ~ this was his yummy chocolate cake,
bedecked with dinosaurs and even a volcano.
~ toppings for the ice cream ~
~ dino drink containers for the kiddos ~
~ loved this ornery shirt ~
~ dinosaur wrapping paper ~
~ very special needlework crafted by his mother ~
This female rose-breasted grosbeak showed up at my feeder
this morning ~ she’s been coming back and stuffing herself all day long.
I sure wonder where she has hidden her nest.
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“. . . we spend our years as a tale that is told.”