It has been a great feeling to go to sleep with both kids under our roof....I have really rested. We have enjoyed just being in the same place hanging out. The whole extended family met up last Saturday night at Ted's Montana Grill for Chase's birthday (if you haven't tried this place, do so, it was yummy). March 7th is his actual birthday so we are grilling out and having Caramel Pie, yeah!
Since he is turning 23 and didn't want a "party" and since he is in training he didn't want a cake, boo! I did make a caramel pie that should be gone in one night so there will be no leftovers to tempt him.
I did try to make it feel a little festive at the table. It is totally stuff you would use for a 3 year old but it was so happy and fun looking I thought I would share (okay, truth is I just wanted to share what a great visit we had). I used whatever I had around the house, streamers, fabric, curling ribbon and a few balloons.
No one cared about pictures they were just ready for wings and burgers.
Seriously...can we just blow these out and eat?
I completely blew up BDJ's training diet with this dinner but he worked out all week to offset....as you can see he lifted!
I can't tell you how many times last week that I had to try and explain that Mini is a sophomore in high school not the elementary school Mini she was when he left home and that he CANNOT carry her around anymore.
|Mom, please make him stop picking me up!|
He just kept saying "she is fun sized and I don't get to hug her often." Oh well....I think Mini and I both finally just gave up!
The best decoration at the table? Having our son home for his birthday!
What a blessing that was. Thanks for stopping in! Join me at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.