|... the boys rest ... Miranda decorates ..|
Joan Turnbull arrived an hour before the party to cut vegetables.
I was enjoying cutting the fresh pineapples, since it also gave me a chance to sharpen my kitchen knives.
Richard and Miranda were busy decorating the front and the back yard with balloons and streamers. Michael was busy breaking the bamboo sticks to which the streamers were attached.
|"You mean I can put my whole face in this?"|
Richard believes that having a party is just an excuse to clean up one’s house, and to put a new rail on the back porch.
|... a grand hello to all our other cousins ...|
I wouldn’t have known she was gone, but I emailed Doral to see why he had quit blogging, worrying that he has said all he is going to say about gaming.
No, he said, it is just that being a one-parent family left him no time to get to the internet.
|Dalton grew 2 inches. Arta shrunk 2 inches.|
No more having such a long summer with so few cousins out there.
They said I should get Alex and Duncan back next summer, the Brooks kids and the Jarvis kids as well.
I said I would try.
|... small, medium and large cupcakes ...|
If this is true, Miranda choose the high road and took off his clothes, so that she only had to bath the baby, and not do a full wash of his clothing as well.
|"my new car that breaks my mother's back to push"|
|..."this railing wasn't here yesterday"...|
Doral said he is an old-fashioned parent as well, for the minute his kids got even a spot of chocolate on their faces, he made sure to wipe it off, as if it was his duty to protect them from having permanent chocolate stains on their skin.
|Kalina, having just stepped off the tractor in her new tutu|
I was worried when she rode the tractor in his tutu, thinking she might get some gender confusion.
Not so, said one of Richard’s boarders.
Nowadays, all that does is create Warrior Princesses.
I sat in my own backyard for 3 hours today, a first for me.
The weather was pleasant and good friends sat and talked, swatting the occasional wasp away from the food and enjoying some of the last warm moments of the fall.
Happy birthday, Michael.