Aha! That got your attention didn't it! The plan was to have all kinds of "Fall Foods" to celebrate October birthdays. Cinnamon Rolls, Donuts, S'mores, Chili, margaritas....
Well my Sister got this new Margaritaville machine for her birthday, back in August, and needed to use it. Look...no hands...and if I didn't have to drive I would have had more than one! Dessert didn't work out the way we planned, but it was delish, as was the chili. We had a gooey peanut butter/chocolatey dessert, rhubarb pie, and cinnamon rolls.
And we celebrated birthdays.
My Shug turned 59! Poor guy is still wearing a non-weight bearing cast, which, just between us, I think is bearing some weight. He's a little tired of it all.
And Sarah, on the right, in the next picture, turned 13. My nieces are teenagers and older now. This is one of my "transitions" I was talking about a few posts back. It's hard peeps, when they grow up, and don't want to snuggle and hang out anymore! And, I mean, they're teenagers, so who wants to snuggle with them anyway right! LOL! In all seriousness, I do feel like I'm getting a taste of Empty Nest Syndrome. And my traditions are changing...which is even harder. My hope is that those traditions have created wonderful memories for them to cherish.
Here's a quick story....
One time I had the Granny Bee's over, when I lived in town. One of them admitted that she only came to see my house! LOL!
One of them asked me where my boys were and I said, "they are in school right now, but you do know they are not really my boys, right?" She said she did not know that, because whenever she saw me outside of Granny Bee stuff they were always with me.
Then, another lady said, "What boys, I thought you had girls?"
So you see, I really did spend a lot of time with them.
The boys I used to watch are driving now.
The girls have all grown up.
And this is a picture of me with my nieces and nephews. Which we did happen to get when we were celebrating Saturday evening. Finally! It's been awhile since I've gotten one, and this was the only picture that turned out good, out of 13!
But wait...this post isn't about me! It's about October Birthdays!
My Shug, My Bro, My Bro-in-law, and my niece.
This is last years picture. I didn't get many pictures this year.
And here we all are sitting outside watching a movie. My Sister ordered an outdoor movie projector and it was a lot of fun.
Very cosy by the fire.