Friday, May 21, 2010

Birthdays and such...

Good Morning Company Girls!

I had hoped to have a couple of pics for you today but alas, hubby and I got home quite late last night and were quite exhausted and they didn't get transferred from the camera to my computer.

So, I'll just have to tell you about Paul, former army boy whose going back into the army, and Verity, the most photogenic little girl you've ever seen....

It was their birthday this week! Of course, there are a few years between them in age....Paul turned 22 and Verity turned 5, both on the 20th of May.

We had a family dinner here on Wednesday night since Paul's girlfriend wanted to take him out on his birthday....it's been a long standing tradition in our house that you could choose (within reason) what you wanted for you birthday supper. Paul chose lasagna and Caesar salad.....Verity hates lasagna and wanted Chinese food.....well, at first she wanted pizza...then changed her mind to Chinese......so, her mommy bought her her very own Chinese food to eat while the rest of us ate lasagna....then when Verity's sister and brother saw the Chinese they wanted some too along with their lasagna......always interesting moments when you have little kids...well, big kids too for that matter......

If, I had taken any pics around the supper table, you would have seen fifteen of us enjoying time together......it was a pleasant time....there was a little angst at the beginning where Paul, jokingly quoted myself...'can't we just have a nice dinner together'....don't you just love it when your kids start imitating you? All in all, it was a good time!

Oh my goodness,...so many pics I need to take....Lauren, second oldest daughter got her own very first car......an extremely old Ford Tempo, previously owned by some little old ladies... she's thrilled to have her very own wheels and we're happy for her...she's been bummed since hubby blew the engine on his old car which Lauren liked to drive whenever she could, and now hubby doesn't let anybody (well, except me cause it's my car too) drive his new( to him) car! So, that let Lauren out...although she did become quite comfortable as the soccer mom in my van....

Last night we met with the realtors who will sell my parents old house....emotionally, it's a very confusing time.....closing the door on something that you'd like over and done with but are not quite ready to say goodbye to yet.....dividing up the stuff...oh my gosh, all the stuff still left in mom and dad's house.....it so reminds you of the scene in Scrooge where the laundress and the seamstress and the undertaker meet to go over their stashes.....not pleasant at all. Which reminds me....I have to start throwing stuff out...we collect so much stuff over the years don't we? Special meaning to us...but in the long run somebody's just going to look at it and say 'why the pete did she keep this' before they toss it into the garbage bag.....

This weekend, our youngest grandson, William is supposed to be dedicated. It will be a long drive Sunday morning, they're about three hours away...fortunately the dedication is suppose to be on the beach, after their morning service....it will be a long day but hopefully a good day..filled with family and the celebration of new life......those are good days...

....since, here in Canada it's the Victoria Day weekend or as it's commonly referred to 'the May-2-4 weekend' ....we'll get a holiday on Monday which I'm sure we'll be relaxing and hopefully enjoying....life goes on....

Have a good one ladies!

4 comments:

the.bain.family. said...

oo, good week to be a Canadian. So much going on and so much to celebrate in your family! Very exciting. Also, my second car was a ford tempo as well :)

Jen said...

I remember going through my grandmother's house after she died -- it was so hard to not just take everything because I just wanted to keep as much of her close to me as possible.

I didn't take everything, obviously, but I treasure those things I do have -- her rocking chair, her rings, even some of her clothes. I keep one t-shirt in a plastic bag just so I can smell her every once in awhile.

Cathy said...

You are such a good mom! I do birthday dinners too. I pull out the china and everything. Love it! Imagine my dismay the year my one child asked for hotdogs :/ I don't think I used the china that year.
Looking forward to seeing your pictures.
Have a blessed weekend!
LydiaCate

joyceandnorm said...

Happy birthday to P and V! I remember you writing about their birthdays last year and it is just flying by so fast.