Happy (Almost) Birthday To You Dear Granny!
I'm sure all the family joins in wishing you a happiest birthday ever tomorrow (with plenty of cake and "Granny's Frosting" to boot!)
We love you!
P.S. You know you can add "comments" (readable by all) by clicking on that link below. Feel free to share a good "Granny memory" if you wish :)
Love this pic of Dawn and Kayla taken in Erie, PA (That's by LAKE Erie by the way!) in July '06. Isn't this just a great shot of my beautiful best friend (and cousin) and her equally lovely daughter? I can post this because I probably won't see her for a few days and by then the urge to throttle me will have passed (for the most part).
If anyone should doubt the wisdom of being best friends with magical people let me tell you, I highly recommend it. Saturday afternoon Dawn and our respective children and I were at Boardman park sighing because we didn't want the day to end, but we couldn't think of a thing to do. Dawn said idly "if only there was something DIFFERENT to do, and wouldn't it be a great night for a drive-in movie?" Yes, it would be, but alas, there are no drive-ins anywhere near Boardman, Ohio. Sigh. Minutes later a hayride- and honest to goodness HAYRIDE in the buroughs of urban Youngstown Ohio happens by. We followed it and just around the bend happened upon, I kid you not!, a clown, balloon animals and a Beatles concert (yes, really). Asking the nearest park employee, incredulously, "how long does this concert go on?" he responded "oh, it's almost over, and then we'll have the movie!"
Yep, an outdoor movie for free on a Saturday night in Boardman Ohio shortly after Dawn said simply "if only ..."
Yep. If only she'd wished for a lottery ticket! :)
So, how cute ARE these kids anyway? :) Photo from Elmview '06 and GREAT NEWS FAMILY -- I have my CD - it was not blank (thanks Dawn for telling me to actually CHECK it before I had a breakdown over it). Will be posting more Elmview '06 photos shortly.
Sadly, while Jake could be bribed to cooperate with a juicebox, Meg was much more reluctant to pose. Thus, she is not pictured and sorely missed. Better luck next time (or better juice boxes to be precise
Better even - they sell it at Target! Now I have an iron clad reason to spend more time at Target! I've been going steady with WalMart for quite some time now, but I think I'm going to need my space. Not that WMart and I can't still be friends, but I'm feeling some serious Target crush right now.
My whole house smells like fruit (cucumber melon and mint to be exact) and all is right with the world. Knock wood!
Off to waltz with a swiffer ...
If I write here for FREE when do I have time to write for PAY? There may be a flaw in this blog thing.
I like to call this one "when good pinatas go bad." The kitty cat pinata for Kassie's birthday started out lovely but then went oh so horribly wrong. Note to self: do NOT hang pinatas by the neck. Got it!