i think birthdays are a wonderful time to celebrate the wonder of someone being born into our world and celebrate their continuing life among us.
one of our traditions is breakfast in bed and presents right away in the morning (like Christmas morning) when the kids were small i used to hide the gifts through the house and yard. i would place little clues on their breakfast tray and after they ate and opened up their cards they would mad dash throughout trying to find their gifts. as the kids turned to teenagers they weren't as enthused to go running hither and yon but i still did it because matthew, our youngest was still 'game' to go find them! over the years the kids got very creative with the breakfasts too... complete with flowers, special garnishes and unique touches. i think the most memorial birthday breakfast for me was when david had the brain wave to give me a 'green eggs and ham breakfast' which was 'interesting' because once i cut into the egg the green and the yellow yolk made the egg blue! ummm....gross! i managed to eat one egg. i have to hand it to david though: very creative and dr. suess would have been pleased!
this morning is bob's birthday ... he will have breakfast in bed. he bought some turkey bacon yesterday. i smiled when i saw it knowing that would be his birthday preference. so i will make him bacon, eggs, toast and open up a jar of homemade blueberry jam that amy marshall gave us (seems like the perfect occasion!) later we are going out for a birthday snorkel, and then going out for dinner with our friends marco and liliana.
yesterday we gathered with friends at infinity bay since it is a beach day and many people are already 'out and about'. we had such a great time together. many people showed up to wish bob well and to help us celebrate another year of his life!
i bought one cake at eldon's which cost a small fortune and decided to make another one. all was well until i decided to take the cake out of the pan and immediately the cake began to split like an earthquake! i thought oh nooooo! i managed to get the cake back into the pan but it looks like a topographical map and i almost made another cake until i realized that cool whip is a wonderful fluffy substance and if anything could cover my 'mistake' it would be that.so i iced it with chocolate icing and then slathered on the cool whip and it worked like a charm! i was grateful and it was delicious!
|a birthday collage: click on it to view large|
we stayed at the beach long after the sunset, the colors only get better with time.
so this morning, on the day of bob's birthday i am thankful that he was born in the same era as me and that we met, married and have been sharing life together. today i celebrate him: his love for God and people, his practical wisdom, his quirky sense of humour, his organizational prowess, his infinite patience and his faithful and loyal commitment not only to his family but to many friends over the years.
happy birthday bobilicious!. i love you! xo
|happy birthday bob|
|so grateful that susan helped hand out the cake|
|yum! this is the earthquake cake but was delicious after all|
|still looking good bobby boy|
|bob dancing up a storm while we sang happy birthday to him|
|the perfect sunset to a lovely day!|