Tonight our family got together to celebrate, belated events that all came together here as in most years past. What we celebrated was: father's day, and both Angie and John's Birthday. It all began with our usual dinner, salad and two cakes for dessert, one for Angie and one for John.
The calories, well we won't dwell on the negative. Tonight I served a Merlot from South Eastern Australia, which seemed to be a hit. We'll have to stock up on that 10-best buys from Banrock Station.
The ice-cream cakes were from Friendly's. Nathan especially enjoyed the green (mint chip ice cream).
We talked about the trip to Mexico. Bill, Angie and Nathan brought along pictures which they showed on my TV screen. Bill and Angie actually ate fried crickets. No! EEK! I couldn't even stand to hear about it.
Nathan enjoyed the plane and he was seen sporting his new Lightening McQueen back pack. He enjoyed swimming, and to no one's surprise the beach sand. His parents brought all his trucks and he made castles. The red drink he loved was cherry, and he ate his favorite foods, tomatoes, and french fries in which a bird swooped down and stole one out from under his nose. He was able to imitate the new bird sounds he heard while he was there.
John got a TomTom for his birthday and father's day. I got a special gift from Nathan. He ran into the house with a plastic bag with the special gift for grandma that he thought of all by himself while in Mexico. He placed the items in a bag after retrieving them from the water and cared for them, even taking the bag on the plane. His dad said all he could think of was bringing these leaves as a gift for his grandma. They are sitting on my small table in the living room along with the shells I brought home from the beach for Nathan to see. The heart knows no separation from those you love, no matter time or distance. He's just a thought away, always.
Turned out to be a great day. We are happy with the election results. The family is looking forward to the Holiday weekend at the lake, and maybe we'll get to enjoy some fun in the sun. This may be just the beginning of an exciting summer, and who knows?
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