By then, I needed a clean up for my Girl's Club party. It is such fun to talk with the girls. It was Jean's birthday and she brought her own cake! Delish! There were a couple of moments where we had some belly, fall-on-the-floor, tears-in-your-eyes laughs. Great fun.
Sunday Gary took me to Panera for a Mother's Day breakfast, and we sat for about an hour and half just talking. Later we drove over the Sunshine Skyway bridge into St. Pete for a BBQ. Graham (5) came tearing out of the house over to our Jeep when we arrived and said "You can't come in! We are decorating. Stay here." Well, OK. Fortunately it wasn't too long before Lauren (8) called to us to come in. There were streamers all over the place and little pink drink umbrellas hanging from the chandelier. Charming!
|Graham basting ribs|
|Henry, wishing he could play, too|
Today is also our daughter, Mandy's birthday. I call her 'our' daughter, because she feels like it to me, even though she is technically Gary's. She and Michelle are only 3 months apart, and this was the 34th Mother's Day that I have celebrated! Wow. Never looked at it like that before! Happy Birthday, sweetie! Hope your day is as special as you are! And we wish we could be there with you.