Sunday, July 1, 2007

Happy Birthday To You!

Today I want to introduce you to some of my wonderful family!

This is my mom:

My nieces Steffany (left), who is 6, and Sara (right) who just turned 8:

My wonderful sister, Lisa (age 35), who is also my best friend! Kaelie will be her first niece!

Yesterday Shelby, Jeremy, and I spent the day with my sister Lisa and her crew. It was Sara's eighth birthday and my mom's 60th birthday. Actually, Mama's birthday is today, but we celebrated yesterday!

First we met at my grandma's house for sandwiches and presents. Grandma wasn't feeling that great, but I think she was glad we came. Sara opened a beautiful china tea set, in miniature for tea parties, and the Garfield movies. Mama received a tea set with many different flavors of tea, such as lemon, Earl Gray, English breakfast (one of my personal favorites!).

We then formed a caravan and headed to Valdosta where we attended "A Year with Frog and Toad," a musical performed by the Peach State Summer Theatre. It was a humorous production but perfectly suited to a younger audience and a fanatastic way to introduce the kids to theater. The kids and adults all enjoyed the show!

Our group then invaded Red Lobster for a terrific and satisfying meal. The children were all perfectly behaved and we got there early enough to have the BEST service! The servers all came out to sing "Happy Birthday" to Mama and Sara, and we all shared desserts (a rarity in our family - we're usually too stuffed!).

All in all, a fantastic day!
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