Tuesday, April 12, 2011

{April 8th}

The Birthday Ball was wonderful . . . but I'm saving that blog.  I'm waiting for the pictures.
However, there are still wonderful things to remember from other wonderful days!

April 8th is a rather marvelous day. 
It's my mother's birthday.

A few years ago, when my mother was celebrating a "40-Something" birthday, we called to sing and wish her a Very, Happy Birthday.

Nolan was 3 years, 6 months, and 43 days old.  
His younger brother was born when he was 3 1/2 years old . . . during the following 43 days Nolan heard us mention Keaton's age in "months."  

As most fun 3 1/2-year olds, Nolan was excited to talk to his grandmother on the phone.  After wishing her a Happy Birthday, he asked her the infamous . . . 
"How old are you?"

Being a young grandmother, she enthusiastically replied, "I'm ONLY 40?-years old!"
Nolan replied, "Whew!  That's a lot of months!"

I heard . . . "Give the phone back to your mother."
She laughed then and she's still laughing now!

He was still a happy 3 1/2-year old wanting to make her a birthday cake.

He had lots of ideas!  He decorated it with EVERYTHING he could find.  He especially thought adding a lovely stick from outside would be the perfect addition.  I persuaded him to settle for a nice clean wooden dow . . . Boring! No leaves! So, he added a bow.

The cake made the hours-long journey to Grandma & Grandpa's house.
 I love these memories!

When April 8th came this year, my DARLING sister,
Rachel, made the most delicious cake!

This birthday also brought another little boy with an idea of his own . . .

No decent birthday cake can be served without a dinosaur decoration!

The cake was delicious!

Her gifts were also fabulous!  For Christmas, my mom got just about the best gift ever . . . a Kindle!  She really needed some chocolates and a Kindle cover to really enjoy her special day.

 Not only does Rachel have mad cake decorating skills, she is really strong.  We probably won't even need to hang this fabulous chair from the Jarrell's!  Mom could have some serious relaxing time with her chocolates while reading her Kindle in this . . .

I really hope she enjoyed her special day.  She has been creating special days for her 11 children for many, many years.  No wonder I love her so much!  
She's still so beautiful and young!
I think all children are especially happy when their parents stay in love.

 (P.S. If you are ever looking for cake decorating tips, my precious nephew can help!)