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Monday, August 26, 2013

Our Weekend

Call us party animals...two parties in one weekend. Ask me how I feel today....tired. It was Tyler's 18th birthday and Drake's 3rd birthday. How kids parties have changed through the years. In the pictures you can see Drake surrounded with so many beautifully wrapped packages,,,,,,and then Tyler, who didn't open anything but envelopes. This year parties had to be fit in around work schedules. Tyler's...
You can see him here, blowing out the candles that his brother, Collin, was lighting. He's dressed in his work clothes and had to hurry through his 11 am birthday party.

 Drake, on the other hand, had a 3 pm party. He had time to get a nap in before...so he was a happy boy. Who wouldn't be happy with all this stuff? His mom and dad are still young enough to get a kick out of his toys and occasionally looked like they would like to play with some of them.

 We didn't stay for Drake's birthday cake, but we made up for loss of sweets at Tyler's, the next day. This cake was yummy with thick cream cheese frosting.We had delicious food at both parties...so no cooking for me this weekend.

 Drake went to every person, after opening their gift, and gave them a hug and said thank you. Here he's thanking his little cousin Luke. Luke sat on his mom's lap and watched Drake open all those gifts...without getting down or wanting what Drake had. Such good mannered  little boys. 

Tyler hugged all of us as he left for work. I guess you could say we had a hug fest this weekend. I was thinking about the past and how we all enjoyed seeing Tyler open his gifts when he was Drake's age. They grow up so fast...it seems only yesterday.

Well, this morning found me up before the birds. There is a weather alert here for nearby schools. They are letting out early or classes are being cancelled, because of the heat. Some of the schools don't have windows that open or AC and the school buses don't have AC. They start school so early now...back when I was a girl (how often have you heard an old person say that?) we started school after Labor Day. Seems kind of a smart thing to do when you have schools where the windows don't open. (Whose bright idea was that anyway?) Sometimes you wonder where is the common sense in all of this. 
My flowers loved the early morning shower that I gave them. It was too dark to dead head any plants. I made the walk back to the woods to water my newly planted lilac. Hope they don't mow it down this
week :)
I filled the bird feeders and then came in and got ready to go to the store. I was there by 7 and the store was bustling. I've never been there this early and was surprised to see everyone hurrying to stock shelves and bring in produce. No customers...just me and the help. I love this grocery...everyone is so pleasant and helpful. 
Bought a coffee cake for breakfast, which I seldom do. It's an apple one with just two large pieces. So nothing left over. Fruit...nectarines, bananas, a pineapple, and cuties are there for us to eat today. This is the first shipment of Cuties at the store...I missed them this summer and look forward to a few months of enjoying this little treat.
The birds were starting to sing, by the time I came in. I heard an Oriole high up in the trees, so they must be back from where ever they disappear to. Maybe I'll give them some grape jelly. I have to make more hummingbird juice today. Those little things are draining the feeders as fast as I can fill them, it seems.
I have to get going...the birds need their food and I have to get something out of the freezer for dinner. I think a taco salad is in order for today. A hot day calls for a salad I think.
Stay cool,


Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Parties and cake are a fun way to spend a weekend - you made me laugh with your party animal sentence :-)

Judy said...

What a great weekend for you!!! I'll bet you will be taking a little nap this afternoon, :-)

debra @ HOMESPUN said...

You are so RIGHT about the stupidity of windows that don't open !

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

The parties looked like fun, I'm sure the birthday guys thought so.

Have a wonderful week ~ FlowerLady

acorn hollow said...

you have been busy but a very good busy lots of family.

Jan said...

You've been busy! While it's been nice to have a proper hot summer, it would be nice to have some cooler early-Autumn days. I hope that you are safely away from all the wild fire pictures that we've been seeing on the TV in the UK. Jx

Anonymous said...

Fun birthday pictures and I thank you for my bdy wishes!