Thursday, March 15, 2012

Birthday Tablescape and Blessings

I feel as if I have been gone from blogland forever.  Week before last I spent most of the week preparing for BDJ's visit this week.  Last  week I  just been enjoyed having him home.

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 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!
Caramel Pie....yummmm!

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.


  1. We learn so quickly not to take the precious times when our kids are home for granted. You've captured what I am certain are precious memories to hold you until he graces your door again. I love all the festive personal touches that you added tot the birthday table. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  2. The tablescape looks so fun! I'm happy you all had a nice visit.

  3. We're just plain soul sisters, that's all. I think he'll always be "3" in your heart so the table is perfect and makes me smile. I had figured that you were busily enjoying every minute of him. I still say you need to amend it to BDHJ and add the hunky part in there. You can see the love all over these pictures. I hope you treasured up so much of it that it lasts until his next visit.

    (And I really think he should move to DC. Just sayin'...)


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