birthday weekend.

Paula’s (Matt’s mother) birthday is July 25.  Isabelle’s is July 26. Amanda’s is July 28.  Mine is August 9th.  So we always do a birthday celebration here around the end of July or first of August.  Some traditions stay the same… like:

School shoe shopping!  Emelia called Kohls to see what time they would be closing Friday evening.  When she heard 11 p.m. she was determined we go late.  I suggested we take Jane Ellen’s cool convertible for fun.  Here are the three girls in the back getting really wind blown!  (I was driving … and taking pics 🙂 ).

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Here we are very wind blown when we arrived at Kohls (after 10 p.m.)!

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Emelia was unusually picky about shoes.  She had piles around her that were just not what she liked…

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We drove away at 11:05 with four pairs of shoes (Melanie: Izzy’s little nikes have orange and she loved them 🙂 …)

John’s artichoke heart/sun dried tomato/greek olive pasta.  My favorite!  He makes it every year for my birthday and I love it.  Happily there are leftovers hidden tucked away in the fridge for later.  If I am ever  hungry again!  I’ll have to start a diet (JUST KIDDING) after this weekend with so much good food.  Maybe I can find the best weight loss pills. Doubt it 🙂 …

Funny card exchange.

Sitting at the dining table reminiscing about marmar.

Mom’s cinnamon rolls for breakfast, nicknamed nini crack.  Yummo.

Matt and John napping while the golf channel plays on the television.

Trying to remember just how many pots of coffee Matt and Paula drank.

Trips to the dollar store for silly stuff like matching sunglasses for the girls and Jane Ellen.

 

On another note.  Look what mom brought me.

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I had a collection of crosses on this wall for forever!  I thought it would be a nice change and I love it.

I’m off to snuggle iz and nap off the pasta!

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6 Responses to “birthday weekend.”

  1. Jodi says:

    Taking pictures while driving eh? Sounds like something I would do!

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  2. yvonne says:

    Looks like a fun night out with the girls.

    Quite the pile of birthdays–looks like you all had fun.

    I LOVE CINNAMON ROLLS ; )

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  3. Irene says:

    Those small or bigger family rituals are so important for the memories and the joy the offer! i do like the picture. It is restful to the eye and uplifting at the same time. Happy birthday to all your loved ones.

  4. Susan says:

    Looks and sounds like a fun, fun time and timeS.
    Susan

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  5. nancy face says:

    Happy, happy birthday to Isabelle, Amanda, and YOU! 😀

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  6. Karen says:

    Have a great birthday on the 9th. Wow lots of Birthdays around this time for you! Great shoe shopping fun. My birthday was August 2nd (a good month eh?)

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