Both of my sisters threw birthday parties for Mom this year. She had a blast at both.
The first one was this weekend at Laine's house.
Here is Laine's house:
We had a little celebration for the December birthday people, minus Chad. Laine made a cake that I forgot to photograph, but it was delicious and you're sad you missed it. It contained pumpkin and Cool Whip.
Anyway, Mom, Dad, Levi, and Mo had a fun Saturday at Laine's house and Cody and I joined the party on Saturday night. We all spent the night, and on Sunday morning the 5 of us wound up waking up early. So we drank coffee and opened presents and talked while Robert and Leah and Cody slept in.
I gave Mom books: A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson, a book about exotic chickens, and an old book about gardens.
I also gave Levi books: For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway (at Levi's request), and a book about Teddy Roosevelt's family. He and Dad are solemnly checking it out in the picture above.
Laine gave Mom a shopping trip to Williams Sonoma--watch out! She gave me some really cute dishtowels with chickens on them (still un-photographed), and I think she's still working on Levi's present.
Levi's birthday isn't for a while, but I already had his gifts picked out and wrapped and then Mom got excited and made him open them.
Here are some other pictures from the day.
|He perked up after Levi sat down with him. Somewhat.|
|Laine is hiding, and this is slightly blurry, but I have to include it because it's Mom and Laine together.|
|Laine later in the day, ready to see reindeer at a car dealership. We couldn't find them. They had left. Reindeer are very busy right now.|
|She's wearing my hat because it's too big for my head.|
|I'm wearing her hat because her hair is very short and she doesn't like toboggans right now. So now it's mine and my hat is hers.|
Then, on Mom's actual birthday, Sara hosted a dinner at her house.
This is Sara's house:
|These are Sara's turtles.|
These are Mom's presents!
I made her the card on the left, Sara gave her the card with the dancer (it had a present for any kind of Scentsy order she wanted inside), and Levi gave her the second season of Fringe.
Sara made soup!
Then she sent us home with leftovers--I had mine for lunch and they were delicious.
Here is a picture of Chad.
Here is a picture of Dad.
|Here is the baby. She wouldn't move so Mom could feel her! But Mom said she could see how she was sitting.|
Here is me with Mom. I told you this was blurry, Sara!
Mom and Sara!
Mom and Levi, the...um...baby of the family.
And those! were Mom's birthday parties! I think she enjoyed them. I know the rest of us did.
Happy birthday again, Mom!